We’re not ashamed to admit that we read YA novels even though we’re (well) past our formative years—and considering the epic successes of the Twilight, Hunger Games, and Divergent series, we’re clearly not alone.
Our early adulthood years shape who we are more than any other time. It’s no wonder so many people want to revisit that era when they’re old enough to actually have some perspective.
The new releases here all tackle complicated issues alongside the already tough lessons growing up brings. Thoughtfully written and engaging, the books on this list are ones you won’t regret immersing yourself in.