Rosalind Jana’s ‘Notes on Being Teenage’ does a wonderful job of answering all the important questions. Not least of all ‘is this normal?’
We thought it could be fun (and maybe useful) to also list similar books of YA fiction that go hand-in-hand with each chapter. Book recommendations? Yes. By the bucket-load. You’re welcome.
Chapter 1 – I
love hate love the way I look
- ‘Dumplin” by Julie Murphy
- ‘The DUFF’ by Kody Kerplinger
- ‘Wintergirls’ by Laurie Halse Anderson
Chapter 2 – Finding your style
- ‘Love Bomb’ by Jenny McLachlan
- ‘Star Struck’ by Jenny McLachlan
- ‘The Look’ by Sophia Bennett
Chapter 3 – Online life
- ‘Girl Online’ by Zoe Sugg
- ‘Radio Silence’ by Alice Oseman
- ‘The Hit List’ by Nikki Urang
Chapter 4 – Notes on family
- ‘Along for the Ride’ by Sarah Dessen (or literally anything by this author)
- ‘Juvie’ by Steve Watkins
Chapter 5 – What’s inside your head?
- ‘When We Collided’ by Emery Lord
- ‘Lies Like These’ by Louisa Reid
- ‘All the Bright Places’ by Jennifer Niven
Chapter 6 – Friendships & fitting in
- ‘Remix’ by Non Pratt
- ’99 Days’ by Katie Cotugno
- ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ by Morgan Matson
Chapter 7 – Love & stuff
- ‘Lobsters’ by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison
- ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ by Jenny Han
- ‘Read Me Like A Book’ by Liz Kessler
Chapter 8 – What makes you tick?
- ‘The Art of Being Normal’ by Lisa Williamson
- ‘The Song Will Save Your Life’ by Leila Sales
- ‘Blue’ by Lisa Glass
And that’s a wrap! Got all those down? Tweet us your recs @maximumpopbooks
You can get your copy of ‘Notes on Being Teeange’ riiiight here.
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