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Grown Up YA Fiction For The Serious Reader.










Reading is serious business . . . . that

was the theme I picked up on whilst surfing the web’s various literature related sites on books, reviews and such today. It occurred to me there is a still a divide between adult readers of serious adult fiction and their counter parts that read Young Adult. Still exist, though the stigma is not so much a of a scarlet letter as it use to be.

It was enough to inspire this article. There is still  a majority who turn their noses up and roll their eyes at the very mention of Young Adult fiction just dismissing  as childish fantasies with werewolves. But in recent  years we have won many over. With titles like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling being adapted into movies.

Still eye brows arched and lips pursed by the serious reader.  My experience was with TS* readers is such they hard pressed to admit that YA has merit. With titles that have good meaty subjects for serious readers. Never mind there are many award-winning writers of middle grade and Young adult fiction make the bestsellers list. With topics ranging from bullying to death. Wasn’t enough to cause pause but a thought occurred to me, what if they don’t know all this great fiction is out there? So I decided to make a list complied from various sources with some of the best titles to tempt and woo the serious “adult” readers down the YA aisles for a stroll. Of my Top five recommendations.

(* The serious Reader)


All Fiction Featured on this list is recommended for the 14 and readers.


Forgive Me Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick




Social Issues

In this riveting book, acclaimed author Matthew Quick unflinchingly examines the impossible choices that must be made— Touches subjects such as abuse, murder and suicide.


Part time indian

The Absolutely True diary of A Part time Indian by Sherman Alexie




Coming of Age 

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author’s own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by acclaimed artist Ellen Forney, that reflect the character’s art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written.


please ignore vera dietz

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S King




Overcoming one’s Legacy

Touches on Vera’s life a legacy of poverty, violence, ignorance and addiction. But still manages to remain hopefully and gracefully as she struggles to overcome it all. As well as the mystery of her best friend and crush’s death.



Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron




Finding Yourself, Connecting.

James Sveck is about to begin his freshman year at Brown. Instead he browsing real estate listing for a farm-house away from the city. This is the theme of STPWBU its a portrait of an emotional distant young whose lonely and trying to connect but doesn’t know how. A reader may be distracted and fooled by James’s environment of upper middle class but below the surface it’s about James trying to form a connection.



Me Earl and The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews




Warm Inventive intelligent

If you have read John Green’s A fault in Our Stars then inevitable comparison begin. . now. And end right there because this stands on its own. Funny, intelligent with heart.




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