Three books to get you out of a Literary Hangover
Sometimes we get so involved in the history of a book that everything becomes blue when we finish it. Thinking about that I’ve come up with three great Young Adult books that are light, interesting, and easy to read.
There is no lack of Young Adult books these days. Some are great, and some are not so great. The best Young Adult books are those that capture the reader’s attention from the beginning and keep it until the end. They should be well-written, with interesting and complex characters, and a plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Here are a few of our favorites:
This is the first in a series of young adult books about teenagers who are trapped in a maze. The characters are well-developed, and the plot is intriguing.
If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.
Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.
Everything is going to change.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
Remember. Survive. Run.
This is a story about two teenagers who are diagnosed with cancer. They go through a lot of pain and heartache, but also find happiness in each other.
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
This is a story about young people who are forced to fight to the death in a televised competition.
Could you survive on your own in the wild, with every one out to make sure you don’t live to see the morning?
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weight survival against humanity and life against love.
I’m sure one of these books will help you to get back on track with your reading. If this is not the case, just take your time, and soon the sadness and the spell the last book cast upon you will be over.