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2000s Young Adult Reads

On today's episode, Emma chats with Abbey and Kate about their favorite Young Adult reads from the early 2000s. They also discuss how much YA lit has changed over the last 30 years, what books they remember most fondly, all things Sarah Dessen, and more!

Content warning: These books from the early 2000s talk about a range of topics that we want listeners to be aware of before they listen; eating disorders, anger issues, drug use, assault, etc.

YA books mentioned in this episode:

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

The Twilight Saga series by Stephenie Meyer

Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth

The Clique by Lisi Harrison

Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar

The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot

1-800-Where-R-U by Meg Cabot

The Mediator series by Meg Cabot

All American Girl by Meg Cabot

The Calypso Chronicles by Tyne O’Connell

The IT Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter

The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Lurlene McDaniel

The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

That Summer by Sarah Dessen

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

TTYL by Lauren Myracle (The Internet Girls series)

Confessions of Georgia Nicholson series by Louise Rennison

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal

The A-List by Zoey Dean


Adult fiction mentions:

Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

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