YA Books You Should Read: June Picks

Summer is finally here! Bring on the endless BBQs, ice cream, and flip-flops. If you’re like me it also means lots of free time to catch up on your recreational reading. You know you want to spend your “Summer Nights” curled up with a good YA novel (yes that was a Grease reference).

The theme for June is Summer fling. We’ve all had one: that whirlwind romance that ends before the first day of school in August. While these books can’t replicate Sandy and Danny’s classic love story, they’ll definitely still tug at your heart strings.

All the Feels by Danika Stone


Liv launches an online campaign after her favorite character from the fictional Starveil movies dies. Pretty soon her #SpartanSurvived is trending and she becomes an online celebrity. Will this super fan be able to find a happy medium between college, family, and her obsession with Captain Matt Spartan? Essential for the token fangirl in your life.

What Happens Now by Jennifer Castle


Ari Logan falls for Camden Armstrong at the local lake. But both are dealing with their own demons and obligations. Together they must look beyond the fantasy of summer romance and embrace the reality of their relationship. Recommended for readers looking for a YA novel that deals with teen mental health issues.

How It Feels to Fly by Kathryn Holmes


Samantha is sent to a treatment camp to deal with her body image issues. There she receives help from camp counselor Andrew and pretty soon something more begins to grow between them. But can she love someone else before she learns to love herself? Refreshing to see an author addressing the struggle for perfection that teens and athletes face.

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