YA Realistic Fiction

By Book Gems

By Book Gems

Dear Justyce

Nic Stone

$18.99 $17.47

Quan is in prison. Yes, he has done some terrible things, but he didn’t do what landed him in his current cell. Can Justyce and his allies help prove that Quan was wrongly convicted?

How to Build a Heart

Maria Padian

$17.95 $16.51

This book hooked me in a way that I did not anticipate. Izzy is a super likeable narrator and I love how this story deftly handled issues of race, religion, culture, poverty, and abuse with ease and tact. The resilience that many of the characters display is inspiring...(more at BookGems.co)

100 Days of Sunlight

Abbie Emmons

$29.99 $27.59

Tessa is a homeschooling, poetry-loving generation Z blogger thrilled with her internet friends and the calm, quiet life that she shares with her grandparents. After a shocking car accident, Tessa loses her vision in what her doctor describes as a temporary blindness...(more at BookGems.co)

Tornado Brain

Cat Patrick

$17.99 $16.55

Frankie hadn't talked to her friend Collette for two months when the girl showed up at her door. The next day, though, Collette has disappeared, and Frankie becomes determined to find her friend, even when others doubt her.

The Horse of the River: A Camp Canyon Falls Adventure

Sari Cooper

$12.95 $11.91

Gillian couldn't be more excited to spend her summer vacation at horse camp and quickly makes friends. When something unexpected happens, though, she must fight to find her way back to camp with a horse that is anything but easy.

Love, Love

Victoria Chang

$16.95 $15.59

Frances doesn't know where she fits in - the only place she really feels at home is on the tennis court - but when she teams up with her friend to solve the mystery of why her sister's hair is falling out, she learns more about herself and her family than she expected.