If you Loved The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, you may enjoy the following young adult books as well. Click on a title to check availability in our collection.
ya 921 EAR This Star Won’t Go Out
“A memoir told through the journals, letters, and stories of young cancer patient Esther Earl.”– Provided by publisher. Esther Earl was the girl who influenced John Green’s novel, The Fault in Our Stars. Friends with Green, she died when she was 16 years old of thyroid cancer. Green notes that while the book is not based on Esther, he does credit her for inspiring him to finally write it, as she demonstrated how a short life could also be a full one.
ya AND Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.
ya AND Wintergirls
Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend’s death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.
ya ASH 13 Reasons Why
When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah’s voice recounting the events leading up to her death.
ya BET Zac & Mia
“The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn’t–couldn’t–be friends with her. In hospital different rules apply, and what begins as a knock on the wall leads to a note–then a friendship neither of them sees coming”– Provided by publisher.
ya CHB Perks of Being a Wallflower
Charlie struggles to cope with complex world of high school as he deals with the confusions of sex and love, the temptations of drugs, and the pain of losing a close friend and a favorite aunt.
ya DEL Love Letters to the Dead
When Laurel starts writing letters to dead people for a school assignment, she begins to spill about her sister’s mysterious death, her mother’s departure from the family, her new friends, and her first love.
ya FOR If I Stay
While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.
ya GRE Looking for Alaska
Sixteen-year-old Miles’ first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
ya HUB And We Stay
Sent to an Amherst, Massachusetts, boarding school after her ex-boyfriend shoots himself, seventeen-year-old Emily expresses herself through poetry as she relives their relationship, copes with her guilt, and begins to heal.
ya KIN Ask the Passengers
Astrid copes with her small town’s gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining she’s sending love to the passengers in airplanes flying high over her backyard. Her mother doesn’t want it, her father’s always stoned, her sister’s too busy trying to fit in, and the people in her small town would never allow her to love the person she really wants to: another girl named Dee. – Provided by publisher.
ya LEV Every Day
Every morning A wakes in a different person’s body, in a different person’s life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon.
ya MAR Jellicoe Road
High school student Taylor Markham, who was abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, struggles with her identity and family history at a boarding school in Australia.
ya MAT Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour
After the death of her father, Amy, a high school student, and Roger, a college freshman, set out on a carefully planned road trip from California to Connecticut, but wind up taking many detours, forcing Amy to face her worst fears and come to terms with her grief and guilt.
ya McGO Say What You Will
Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can’t walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, and crippling fear. Both in desperate need of someone to help them reach out to the world, Amy and Matthew are more alike than either ever realized. When Amy decides to hire student aides to help her in her senior year at Coral Hills High School, these two teens are thrust into each other’s lives. As they begin to spend time with each other, what started as a blossoming friendship eventually grows into something neither expected.
ya OLI Before I Fall
After she dies in a car crash, teenaged Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself .
ya pap GRE Paper Towns
One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin “Q” Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q’s neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.
ya PER Anna and the French Kiss
When Anna’s romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.
ya QUI Forgive Me Leonard Peacock
A day in the life of a suicidal teen boy saying good-bye to the four people who matter most to him.
ya ROW Eleanor & Park
“Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits–smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try”– Provided by publisher.
ya SCH The Beginning of Everything
“Star athelete and prom king Ezra Faulkner’s life is irreparably transformed by a tragic accident and the arrival of eccentric new girl Cassidy Thorpe.”– Provided by publisher.
ya THA The Spectacular Now
In the last months of high school, charismatic eighteen-year-old Sutter Keely lives in the present, staying drunk or high most of the time, but that could change when starts working to boost the self-confidence of a classmate, Aimee.
ya VIZ It’s Kind of a Funny Story
A humorous account of a New York City teenager’s battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital.