Favourite Older YA Reads - Contemp fiction

Books about older YA character for contemporary fiction ONLY. Eg. Character in senior year of school and up, college aged characters etc.
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336 books · 708 voters · list created March 20th, 2011 by Nic (votes) .
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message 1: by Nomes (last edited Mar 20, 2011 04:19AM) (new)

Nomes cool list :) I've added contemp YA where the protag is finished high school or 18+

I could add Graffiti Moon? They are celebrating finishing school. Also ~ is An Abundance of Katherines set after high school?


message 2: by Nic (new)

Nic Sounds good. Book of those books are good.

I have added some that they are in the final year of HS but generally the love interest is older like Going Too Far and I Know Pronounce You Someone else.

I didn't do a good job with the description. I hope people understand and we get a few titles we haven't heard on there :)


message 3: by Nomes (new)

Nomes haha ~ yeah. I was looking over my shelves and alot of my older protags books are not contemp ~ it's really hard to place books like Graceling ~ so I just kept it open to my contemporary settings and not fantasy/post-apocalyptic reads...

your description is fine :)


message 4: by Janina (new)

Janina Great idea, Nic! Don't have time to go through my shelves and look for something at the moment, but I'll be coming back to this list. I love YA contemps with older protagonists as well ;).


message 5: by Nic (new)

Nic Thanks Janina. I need to go through my lists too :)

Nomes, I think I will add it too the title for contemps only.


message 6: by Jasprit (new)

Jasprit I agree this is a great list, most of the books on here I still have to read :)


message 7: by Arlene (new)

Arlene Awesome list! So many great books on this list. =)


The Book Slooth Thanks for the great list - aargh! so much to read! So little time!


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