- Rhonda Belyea
Here are three very different titles I hope you might enjoy; one historical fiction, one from the guy's point of view and the other from the girl's point of view as she deals with her mother's death. While some of the characters may seem young, I chose these titles because the plots are strong and the characters are well developed. Hope something here strikes your fancy!
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.
After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.
Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named
Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin
sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new
direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.
Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb.
As she navigates adolescence, ninth-grader Mia must deal with her
mother' s recent death and her father's illness while she searches for friendship and love in the world around her.