YA Realistic Fiction

By Book Gems

By Book Gems

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 $26.99

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.