Thank you. I had more responses than I could respond to or that I can repeat here. The most frequently mentioned book was The Hate U Give. It is next on my “to read” stack. It has been there for a few weeks. I am almost done with A. S. King’s terrific book, Still Life with Tornado. Both books have great reviews and come highly recommend by readers I trust. Indeed, both of these books showed up as answers to my query. Angie Thomas’s debute novel has a future. After all, both Jason Reynolds and John Green provide a vote of confidence on the cover. That puts her in pretty good company.
Niki Allanah Blaylock listed the following on her bookshelf: Mosquitoland, (David Arnold); Three Dark Crowns, (Kendare Blake); Wolf by Wolf, (Ryan Graudin); Every Day, (David Levithan), History is All You Left Me (Adam Silvera); and (Jeff Zentner)'s newest book, Goodbye Days. I have got to say, I love Niki’s list. I have read about half of these and love them. I highlighted Zentner’s The Serpent King as a YA Wednesday weekend pick a couple of weeks ago. The rest are added to my list of books to read.
To conclude, I want to that everybody else who sent in reading suggestions. There are quite a few more books we could talk about, but time evades me. By far, the most common suggest is the The Hope U Give. If you haven’t read it, it is clearly time to join the party.