Huh, Stay has the exact same character names as Cynthia Hand's Unearthly series. I've read 2/4 of these (Crank and Wintergirls) and I'd have to agree on the "emotionally volatile" nature of their content! I've only heard rave things about The Fault in Our Stars, but Stay is new for me!
I HAVE READ ALL FOUR. HAHA. You can't get me! I HAVE READ THE WHOLE WORLD. Try AGAIN.Capslock. I just typed aggressively at you.Crank was interesting and Wintergirls was soooo not my thing (I don't feel sorry for people who sit around feeling sorry for themselves) but TFiOS was magic and Stay was a gorgeous story....like it had WORDS and QUOTABLES in it.
Looking For Alaska, If I Stay, Jellicoe Road.
Zomg yes to JELLICOE ROAD. We also loved TFIOS, and WINTERGIRLS was... impactful, but tough.Other reccos:- BEFORE I DIE by Jenny Downham (zomg)- EVERY DAY by David Levithan- THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (a "cross-under" novel)- THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson- HOLD STILL by Nina LaCour
Stephanie just beat me to Before I Die and Sky Is Everywhere, which both leapt to mind for me. Red Tears by Joanna Kenrick, about a girl who self-harms, is also incredible. For another excellent book about a girl with an eating disorder, Deborah Hautzig's Second Star To The Right is up there with Wintergirls - definitely the two best books I've read on that topic.
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