Realistic Fiction

Realistic Fiction seems like real life, with characters dealing with real life problems. The plot often takes place in the present time. The situations are true or could be, but the main characters are fictional.

Kate in Waiting
Kisses and Croissants
The Cost of Knowing
The Sky Blues
Between Perfect and Real
What Beauty There Is
Zara Hossain Is Here
Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet
Slingshot
Between the Bliss and Me
The Happiest Girl in the World: A Novel
Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town
Billy Miller Makes a Wish
The Half Orphan's Handbook
The Key to You and Me
Where the Crawdads Sing
It Ends with Us
One of Us Is Lying (One of Us is Lying, #1)
Good Company
The Cousins
Dear Edward
The Last Piece
Concrete Rose (The Hate U Give, #0)
Writers & Lovers
Oops, I've Fallen
Beartown (Beartown, #1)
Bear Bottom (FunJungle, #7)
Five Feet Apart
Majesty (American Royals, #2)
Evvie Drake Starts Over
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny HanIsla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie PerkinsWe Were Liars by E. LockhartSince You've Been Gone by Morgan MatsonWhat I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
2014 Contemporary YA
256 books — 1,974 voters
Compulsion by J.J.   JohnsonThr3e by Ted DekkerThis Present Darkness by Frank E. PerettiHouse by Frank E. PerettiPiercing the Darkness by Frank E. Peretti
Edgy Christian Book List
385 books — 412 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsSpeak by Laurie Halse AndersonThe Giver by Lois Lowry
YAsaves
515 books — 321 voters
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie PerkinsLooking for Alaska by John GreenThirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Best Young Adult Realistic Novels
2,350 books — 12,181 voters

Girl Against the Universe by Paula StokesThe Unexpected Everything by Morgan MatsonP.S. I Like You by Kasie WestWhen We Collided by Emery LordLove & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
2016 YA Contemporary
261 books — 829 voters
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. MaasRed Queen by Victoria AveyardMermen by Mimi Jean PamfiloffAn Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa TahirSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
New Series (2015)
446 books — 1,298 voters

The Fault in Our Stars
Wonder (Wonder, #1)
Thirteen Reasons Why
Speak
The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1)
Looking for Alaska
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Eleanor & Park
Out of My Mind
Paper Towns
Fangirl
Holes (Holes, #1)
The Outsiders
Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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Stephen Chbosky
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Orson Welles
In my opinion, there are two things that can absolutely not be carried to the screen: the realistic presentation of the sexual act and praying to God.
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