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