Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten YA Realistic Fiction Books I Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and the Bookish blog. If you want to participate, click here. This week's theme is Top 10 Books From X Genre That I've Recently Added To My TBR List. I have adapted it to be realistic fiction books that I want to read. 

A reason why I love realistic fiction is that you can open a door into somebody else's life, one that is actually possible. Realistic fiction characters are the easiest to connect to because they feel real. Their stories can actually happen somewhere in the world, if they haven't already. The following list is in order of priority. 

1. Ultimatum by K.M. Walton
Ever since Oscar and Vance's mom died, the two brothers have drifted apart. When their dad's liver fails, they must figure out how to put aside their differences and work together. 

2. The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
For Mallory Dodge, silence is a shield, and when she was little she quickly learned that saying nothing was the best way to survive. After years of homeschooling, she will be at a public high school for her senior year. When things start falling apart, she must choose between silence and speaking the truth. 

3. A List of Cages by Robin Roe
Adam Blake got the best elective his senior year- an aid for the school psychologist, and he thinks it's going to be easy. Then when she asks Adam to track down a student for her, it ends up to be Julian, a foster brother he hasn't seen in five years, troubled with a hard secret.

4. Life Unaware by Cole Gibsen
One day, Regan Flay arrives to school to see that every text, email, insult or lie she has ever told or written was taped to all the lockers in school.

5. A Door Near Here by Heather Quarles
15-year-old Katherine is basically the mother to her three younger siblings. There is no stability, food and money are running out, and the school is suspicious. On top of everything, her youngest sister is obsessed with finding a door to the imaginary land of Narnia.

6. Scrawl by Mark Shulman
When Tod and his friends get caught doing something bad, his punishment is to write his life story to why he is a bully. Hopefully, this can teach him to stop.

7. Ironman by Chris Crutcher
Bo hates his father, and they are at "war". The anger he feels gives him strength to be a triathlete, but also translates into yelling at his teachers. Close to expulsion, he is put in anger management class.

8. The Year Without Michael by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Last year, Jody's younger brother disappeared, and her family is falling apart.

9. Panic by Sharon M. Draper
Diamond was just at the mall. She was left alone for two minutes, and then makes a stupid mistake. One that leaves her as captive after being kidnapped.

10. How to Make A Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
Grace just wants a normal life, one that does not involve moving every three months, and having to worry whether or not the electric bill is paid. She is just trying to lay low until graduation. Then Grace meets Eva, a girl with her own share of demons.


  1. I hadn't heard of a lot of these, and I ended up adding Life Unaware to my TBR - thanks!

  2. Great list! I haven't read any of these yet, but I've seen A List of Cages around quite a bit and I really want to read it!! I'd never heard of Life Unaware before but I am INTRIGUED!!

    ~ Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover
    My TTT!


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