Reading has always been a classic pastime for many. There are tons of genres to choose from, depending on your mood or preference. But if you’re a young adult looking for some inspiration in stories – both happy and sad, here are some novels for you that will surely warm your heart:
1. Every Day by David Levithan (2012)
When A, a young spirit who transfers from one body to another every single day, eventually meets Rhiannon, everything changes. A unexpectedly finds himself wanting to be with Rhiannon day in and day out, no matter whose body he’s in, defying all rules he used to go by. As long as A is with Rhiannon, all complexities and challenges that go with it, don’t matter anymore.
2. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (2012)
Abby is the good girl who has already experienced enough in her past and moves on by going through college and living like life a normal teenager does. But when she crosses paths with Travis, a guy known for his one-night stands and underground fights, she goes on a detour when she fell in love with him. Despite the obvious differences they had, they shared a love story like no other. And together, they overcome every obstacle that comes their way.
3. Bright Side by Kim Holden (2014)
“Do epic.” is the one-line that Kate, also known as Bright Side, always lived by. She’s a ray of sunshine to every person around her, looking on the bright side of everything. But underneath it all is a hidden tragedy she tries to cover up. Despite having to beat cancer, with all the support from her best friend Gus, Keller, the guy she’s in love with, and all the people whose lives she touched, Bright Side bravely fought hard and still kept a smile every time.
4. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (2015)
Meeting on the ledge of the school’s bell tower is a sudden turn of events for Theodore, a boy whose thoughts run on ways to kill himself, and Violet, a girl who has been severely saddened by her sister’s death. While the two nearly stopped believing and opted to give up, they both find a new hope in each other’s presence.
5. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (2015)
This is a story about family, love, loss, ambitions, and just everything about life – presented through two perspectives, told from different times. When the inseparable twins, Noah and Jude, started drifting apart, they both understood that life won’t always be a good one, but as long as they have each other, they knew that things will get better.
6. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (2016)
As Lily continued to work hard for the life she has always wanted, she met Ryle, a gorgeous doctor who’s naturally an ideal man for every girl. While their relationship started out smoothly, Lily discovers something about him that causes her doubts and second thoughts. And she luckily runs in to Atlas, her protector and her first love, at the most unexpected time, making both Lily and Atlas realize that whatever’s meant to be, will be.
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