Our latest book matchmaker victim participant is Kate, who loves good young adult fiction. This is one of the most fun book matchmaker posts we’ve done, since Kate’s tastes appear to be very similar to Laura’s and mine. She’s looking for YA novels that have either historical or contemporary settings and have some depth.
The biggest challenge was finding books to recommend that Kate hadn’t read yet!
Adult, YA or Both: YA
Genres: Contemporary, Historical, Romance
Narrative Style & POV: First Person, Multiple POV, Present Tense, Past Tense, Male POV, Main Character or Narrator, Female POV, Main Character or Narrator
Swoon Factor: 4
Gross Out Factor: 1
Fluff Factor: 3
Smut Factor: 3
Likes: “Favorites include: The Summer books by Jenny Han, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, Nicholas Sparks. But I also books with deep themes, such as dealing with death, etc. I’m really up for anything. Just not a huge fantasy fan!”
Dislikes: Vampires, made-up creatures, really improbable plotlines :)
All the Broken Pieces by Ann E. Burg
This is a novel in verse recommended by Laura that deals with several big issues and has a semi-historical setting (the 1970s—which I can’t really comprehend as “historic,” but oh well). This is an emotional book in which the author makes every word count.