In spirit of our January Buzz Book, This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Grace Earl, the Teen Press Corps would like to recommend a few books which, like TSWGO, ask you the big questions.


Someone Up there Hates You by Hollis Seamon

“A story of an 18 year old boy dying of cancer and falling in love. How bigger of a big question can you get? This book made death seem closer to me than it ever has before. It was an eye opener because teens having cancer is a very real thing and it makes you cherish your good health even more and definitely live life to the fullest!”


Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

“This book made me question who exactly am I, what does it mean to me, and what labels truly apply to me and those around me. This book goes beyond the issue of being gay and touches on big themes such as where we belong in society and how we define ourselves.”

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Just Like Fate by Cat Partick & Suzanne Young

“I read this book a few months ago and I cannot get over it. It is a story of alternate universes and second chances. It follows the main character Caroline down two divergent paths: if she stayed at the hospital before her grandmother died, or if she went to a party the same night her grandmother died. It’s a story of loss and mistakes and how the mistakes you make might not be mistakes at all, but situations you need to experience to find yourself in life. It really makes you reflect on your own life and think about the validity of the word “mistake” and what makes you, you. Best book ever!”