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.

If I Had Your Face
What I Like About You
The Lucky Ones
Time of Our Lives
Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know
Verona Comics
Rules for Being a Girl
The Perfect Escape
Late to the Party
A Breath Too Late
Goodbye from Nowhere
Little Universes
The Beauty of Your Face
Jack Kerouac Is Dead to Me
This is My Brain in Love
Where the Crawdads Sing
Big Summer
Where the Forest Meets the Stars
The Glass Hotel
Writers & Lovers
Dear Edward
Redhead by the Side of the Road
In An Instant
One of Us Is Lying (One of Us is Lying, #1)
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
Happy & You Know It
Evvie Drake Starts Over
Ask Again, Yes
A Good Neighborhood
The Jetsetters
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
2,219 books — 12,042 voters
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
257 books — 1,983 voters

Wuthering Heights by Emily BrontëThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Joy Luck Club by Amy TanA Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensAnd Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Books With Multiple Perspectives
560 books — 314 voters
Not in the Script by Amy FinneganIt's a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. SchmittThe Islands at the End of the World by Austin AslanStolen Songbird by Danielle L. JensenPandemic by Yvonne Ventresca
Exciting Upcoming Books of 2014
212 books — 268 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHatchet by Gary PaulsenCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsLord of the Flies by William GoldingLife of Pi by Yann Martel
Best Survival Stories
1,109 books — 1,707 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
402 books — 410 voters

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

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Hilary McKay
It had not seemed to matter that Rose was only eight years old. "More than eight," said Rose. "Nearly nine." "Darling Rose, even almost nearly nine-year-old's don't fall in love," said forgetful Caddy. Caddy tried very hard to comfort Rose when Tom had left. It was not an easy job. It was like trying to comfort a small, unhappy tiger. "Who said anything about falling in love?" growled Rose crossly. "Falling! Falling is by accident! I didn't fall in anything!" "Oh. Right. Sorry, Posy Rose." "And ...more
Hilary McKay, Permanent Rose

Viktor E. Frankl
Our generation is realistic, for we have come to know man as he really is. After all, man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who entered those gas chambers upright, with the Lord's Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips.
Viktor E. Frankl

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