As an avid reader (and an author who one day hopes to make the list) I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE checking out the New York Times Best Seller list. So, here it is… The independently ranked top 10 Young Adult selections for November 2019!
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#1 Long Way Down
by Jason Reynolds
…A gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge.
#2 Dear Martin
by Nic Stone
Justyce McAllister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.
#3 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
by John Boyne
Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people in the distance.
#4 Looking for Alaska
by John Green
First drink. First prank. First friend. First love.
#5 The Sun Is Also A Star
by Nicola Yoon
The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?
#6 I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
by Erika L. Sanchez
Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family.
#7 Turtles All The Way Down
by John Green
Aza Holmes never intended to pursuethe disappearance of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate.
#8 The Similars
by Rebecca Hanover
This fall, six new students are joining the junior class at the elite Darkwood Academy. But they aren’t your regular over-achieving teens. They’re DNA duplicates, and these “similars” are joining the class alongside their originals.
#9 Salt to the Sea
by Ruta Sepetys
Winter 1945. WWII. Four refugees. Four stories.
#10 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
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