Young adult books are literally the future. By that, I mean two things. First, they explore some of the most important themes we'll face in our lives: love, loss, mental health, activism and sexuality to name a few. You know those books you finish and then are like "cool, now what do I do with my life?
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The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Many of us look back on the "young adult" years of our life and remember both broad brush strokes of volatile feelings and now-inconsequential details of school politics and heartbreak. The rush of hormones thrown in haphazardly didn't do much for lending clarity, either. It also happens to be the stage of life where you are most out of place, not quite a kid, not really an adult , which can leave a lot of people feeling lost. But since it's a stage of life characterized by equal angst and vague boredom remember when you couldn't drive yet, but could still be grounded?
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What it's about: The classic novel, based on the author's life, follows four sisters whose family fortune is lost in the midst of the Civil War. What it's about: Seventeen-year-old Aria is banished from the enclosed city Reverie, and must fend for herself in the wild and treacherous outer wasteland. When she meets another outsider named Perry, the two work together for survival, and uncover some corruption along the way. What it's about: The world is falling to pieces, and in the midst of it all, year-old Juliette is locked up for murder because her touch is fatal.
As any parent will tell you, talking about sex to a teenager is a treacherous business. Badly handled, it can elicit anything from a groan to a giggle. It can make them clam up — or worse, tell you more than you wanted to know. So spare a thought for the authors who earn a living writing for this age group.