Love & MisadventureBeautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair- from the initial butterflies to the soaring heights- through to the devastating plunge.
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven- I read this for a book published this year. While I thought the writing itself was great and the book left me thinking, I was also disappointed in it. It was touted for lovers of Eleanor & Park and TFIOS (which I loved) and I really think there should be no comparison. It has a difficult subject matter, and one I feel should be addressed, but it also is very depressing and I worry about teens who do suffer from mental illness reading it.
(Grades 9 and up) Some of your favorite authors write letters to their younger selves - and to you - and say what they wish they had known or done or thought about being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered. Look for heartfelt, inspirational, or thoughtful letters from such writers as Jacqueline Woodson, Malinda Lo, and David Levithan.
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson. In a Brazil of the distant future, June Costa falls in love with Enki, a fellow artist and rebel against the strict limits of the legendary pyramid city of Palmares Três' matriarchal government, knowing that, like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.