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.

The Heart Principle (The Kiss Quotient, #3)
As Good As Dead (A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, #3)
Billy Summers
The Turnout
All's Well
We Were Never Here
How We Fall Apart (How We Fall Apart, #1)
The Reading List
Sisters in Arms
The Madness of Crowds (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #17)
Once There Were Wolves
So We Meet Again
Battle Royal (Palace Insiders, #1)
The Family Plot
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois
It Ends with Us
Malibu Rising
The Paper Palace
The Best of Friends
One of Us Is Lying (One of Us is Lying, #1)
That Summer
Home Stretch
It's Better This Way
Half a Heart
Good Company
The Light Through the Leaves
The Cousins
Firekeeper's Daughter
Where the Grass Is Green and the Girls Are Pretty
Beartown (Beartown, #1)
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
261 books — 1,976 voters
The Alchemists of Loom by Elise KovaStrange the Dreamer by Laini TaylorCarve the Mark by Veronica RothCaraval by Stephanie GarberA Scarlet Woman by Lorna Peel
New Series (2017)
127 books — 295 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
1,097 books — 1,708 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsSpeak by Laurie Halse AndersonThe Giver by Lois Lowry
517 books — 322 voters

The Fault in Our Stars
Wonder (Wonder, #1)
Thirteen Reasons Why
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
Holes (Holes, #1)
The Outsiders
Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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David Eddings
Life without any wonder left in it is flat and stale.
David Eddings, The Belgariad, Vol. 1: Pawn of Prophecy / Queen of Sorcery / Magician's Gambit

Oakley Hall
Is not the semblance of guilt, however slight the tinge, already a corruption?
Oakley Hall, Warlock

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