If I had to pick just one (Which is nearly impossible) my favorite YA book would have to be..
Before I die by Jenny Downham
Not my normal type of book either. I didn't used to read as much as I do now. I mean I always had my head in a book but it wasn't a book a day like my habit is now. In high school I read far less, but still spent a good deal of my time curled up in our library reading. I found this book one day on the recommended shelf and thought it looked interesting. I started the book and could not put it down. I skipped two classes that day and my lunch to sit in the library and read. We had an awesome librarian and for some reason she let me do this. I cried through half the book. Its very emotional and very powerful. I wanted to much to have the decisiveness that the main character has and to have such an idea of the things I wanted to accomplish. At this point in school I had no idea.
After finishing this book I couldn't seem to get enough with reading and haven't stopped since. I travel the world in my books. I Live a thousand lives and fall in love over and over again with every new book I read.
Do you have a book thats done that for you? Made you look at your life and think, "Where do I go from here?", I have and this was that book for me. So Check it out. Its a great read.
"Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, and drugs with excruciating side effects, Tessa compiles a list. It’s her To Do Before I Die list. And number one is Sex. Released from the constraints
of “normal” life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up.
Tessa’s feelings, her relationships with her father and brother, her estranged mother, her best friend, and her new boyfriend, are all painfully crystallized in the precious weeks before Tessa’s time finally runs out."