Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This list was sooo easy this week. There’s a massive amount of YA books that deal with tough subjects, and these are some of the milder ones. Check it out below:
1) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Two cancer patients fall in love. And other stuff happens. So many feels.
2) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. The MC’s dad is remarrying, and she’s not happy about it. Never an easy subject.
3) Love and Leftovers. Oh gosh. There’s a ton of issues that this book deals with. Where to start.
4) True Color series by Melody Carlson. This series delves into a plethora of issues, each book featuring a different one (self-harm, drinking, jealousy, loneliness, drugs, etc).
5) Diary of a Teenage Girl: Caitlin series by Melody Carlson. Granted, I read this many years ago, but I vividly remember the weighty issues it touches on. Teen pregnancy, divorce, depression, etc…not a fun read in the least.
6) In Honor by Jessi Kirby. I love that this book deals with a situation a lot of girls have been put in: losing a male family member in the Iraq War. Honor faces grief when her brother dies overseas, and this spurs her to go on a spontaneous road trip with her bro’s bestie.
7) Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. Jones. This book deals with a unique but common problem- the traumatic death of a parent- and illustrates how the character dealt with it.
8) To Save a Life by Jim and Rachel Britt. A teen hits rock bottom when his “perfect” life falls apart, and he learns to trust God and let Him take control of his life. One of the best books I’ve ever read- the movie is pretty good too. ;)
9) Unplanned by Abby Johnson. A really powerful read about an abortion clinic worker turned pro-life fighter. Both eye-opening and heart-wrenching.
10) The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson. A naïve pastor heads out on the streets of NYC and makes friends with some of the roughest crowds and gangs in the country. A definite Christian classic.
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