Summer YA reads! I agree with this list, except for Eat, Pray, Love, which I think is self indulgent and gives people false hope. But there are some great options if you’re looking!
Most YA “summer” novels are rubbish. We’ve all heard the story about the summer filled with popsicles, love triangles and beach boys, such as The Summer I Turned Pretty where Belly has to choose between two beautiful lovers and the ending is as predictable as any shitty RomCom blockbuster. There’s a time and a place for those books, and not be harsh but the time and place is elementary school (when you don’t know anything about anything and accept these stories as life). However, if you want a blog flirtatiously recommending the YA summer crap, check outhttp://www.annareads.com/2012/05/best-ya-summer-books-2012.html. Over summer most busy schedules moderately relent so it is a great time to read wonderful literature. I tend to gravitate towards brutally truthful, somewhat dark novels about tortured souls with complicated emotional lives. Those books sit battered from over use on my book-shelf, YET I will be discussing…
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