Like, Try, Why: More Contemporary YA

Last week, I shared a some contemporary YA titles in my like, try, why post, and this week, I’m back with more. These are some additional heartfelt and issue-driven YA, but don’t worry. I’ve got one featuring some more light-hearted contemporary YA coming up. You can find the index of all readers’ advisory graphics here. liketrywhypurple

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Amazon | Goodreads

Speak and Every Last Promise both examine why sexual assault is underreported and stigmatized.

Every Last Promise by Kristin Halbrook
Amazon | Goodreads

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Amazon | Goodreads | My Review

Like All the Bright Places, Wild Awake is about a teen girl coping with the loss of a sister and falling in love with someone unstable.

Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith
Amazon | Goodreads

This Song Will Save Your Life by by Leila Sales
Amazon | Goodreads

Both This Song Will Save Your Life and Beautiful Music for Ugly Children are moving examinations of identity and the power of music, but are balanced by touches of humor.

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Conin-Mills
Amazon | Goodreads

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