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.

Maybe This Time
The Best Lies
We Walked the Sky
Symptoms of a Heartbreak
Past Perfect Life
The Arrival of Someday
Truly Madly Royally
Destroy All Monsters
The Plus One
The Year They Fell
Stealing Home
My Fate According to the Butterfly
Just My Luck
For Black Girls Like Me
The Echo Park Castaways
Where the Crawdads Sing
Evvie Drake Starts Over
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
Ask Again, Yes
The Flatshare
The Upside of Falling Down
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)
Where the Forest Meets the Stars
One of Us Is Lying (One of Us is Lying, #1)
Five Feet Apart
There There
Searching for Sylvie Lee
With the Fire on High
The Lager Queen of Minnesota
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuireFifty Shades of Grey by E.L. JamesEasy by Tammara WebberThoughtless by S.C. StephensSlammed by Colleen Hoover
3,447 books — 5,744 voters
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyThirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherLooking for Alaska by John GreenSpeak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Best Teen Books About Real Problems
2,603 books — 12,731 voters

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny HanThe Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie WestAll the Bright Places by Jennifer NivenSaint Anything by Sarah DessenMy Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
2015 Contemporary YA
256 books — 1,385 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
262 books — 830 voters

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherSpeak by Laurie Halse AndersonLucas by Kevin BrooksTwisted by Laurie Halse AndersonCandy by Kevin Brooks
Best Realistic Fiction
117 books — 179 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Best YA Books for the Adult Reader
694 books — 686 voters

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

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