1. Paper Towns by John Green
I read Looking for Alaska and it was good but after this one, I understand why everyone loves John Green. This is accurate yet adventurous coming of age.
2. The Misfits by James Howe
Middle school is rough but having friends makes it better. I really liked everything about this book.
3. Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
The characters is this are great. Having been the girl with the crush on the inappropriate older guy, Buzo gets it SO right.
4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
This book is eerily easy to relate to. I'm not going to try and explain it. Just read it.
5. Winter Town by Stephen Emond
If you have friends you only see during certain seasons, you will understand how just a short period of time together can still feel incredibly important. This book might break your heart but it will kind of put it back together again.