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Uplifting YA and NA books?

I just posted on the "what are you reading?" thread that I'm starting "Before I Fall", so far it's good, but another tragic story. Are there any uplifting, at least no depressing someone dies of illness, a car accident or suicide YA or NA books? I like to read that genre, but I find they all have the same sad themes.

P.S. I did enjoy "Since You've Been Gone" during the group read, I guess that's what I mean, something a little happier.

Re: Uplifting YA and NA books?

  • I just finished the Stage Dive series and I thought it was pretty peppy.  Some of the characters had difficult family relationships, but not in a Colleen Hoover kind of way.
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    116 books in 2016

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    Lauren (SnShne322)'s book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)
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  • I avoid YA books with all the angst and drama.  They are just not my thing.

    Stephanie Perkins books are good (Anna, Lola, Isla...)
    Emery Lord's books
    Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae
    Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg
    Books read in 2009: 112
    Books read in 2010: 153
    Books read in 2011: 160
    Books read in 2012: 134
    Books read in 2013: 110
    Books read in 2014: 151
    Books read in 2015: 153
    Books read in 2016: 31

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  • Just One Day and Just One Year were good.
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  • packfan20 said:
    I avoid YA books with all the angst and drama.  They are just not my thing.

    Stephanie Perkins books are good (Anna, Lola, Isla...)
    Emery Lord's books
    Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae
    Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

    Yes! EVERYONE MUST READ Wish You Were Italian! It's so much fun and doesn't get nearly enough attention from the bookish community. To give you some perspective, my daughter is a very reluctant reader and hasn't even read *my* books, but she flew through WYWI in less than a week. 
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  • Dumplin' is amazing and left me so happy.  Also, right now, Starflight by @taylormillgirl is keeping a huge smile on my face.
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  • I need to start Starflight but it's so pretty.  I don't want to muss it up!  :o)

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    My favorite Cake Wreck ever.


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  • I just finished Flat Out Love by Jessica Park and absolutely fell in love with it. That would definitely fit in this category too.
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