A book that portrays a positive high school experience.
THIS is what I’ve been dying to read. I’ve read books that cover heavy subjects, books that show the ugly and destructive side of high school. It doesn’t have to be about bullying or suicide. It can be as simple as orchestra kids and nerds being treated unfairly, jocks and cheerleaders topping the popularity ladder and basically acting like egoistical jerks. Why is it always like that? I want a book that breaks all those stereotypes and shows the beauty that is high school life. An environment where you can be smart and appreciated, that jocks and cheerleaders aren’t as terrible as some books make them out to be, that having the ability to play instruments is cool, that teenagers don’t strive to be popular — they only want to be accepted and have fun with their friends. Because based on my personal experience, high school IS indeed a beautiful period of my life.
A book about disabilities, physical deformities or illness other than cancer.
Yes, cancer is a terrible thing but I feel like it’s an overused trope in YA these days. Why does it have to be cancer? There are many types of illness out there and it is only fair to increase the diversity in YA. The same goes for disabilities. A story told by a blind protagonist? Count me in. But above all, I’m probably just biased but I really want to read a book in which the character has scoliosis. I’m curious how any authors would tackle that subject as I have been diagnosed with it since I was still in 7th grade.
A book about sports and basically the bond between teammates.
Well, if we can have a manga or anime series about that, why not books? I wanna read about how they train, the disappointment when they lose, the happiness of victory, the relationship between each player. *cough Haikyuu!! cough* All of the sports-themed books I read center on the romance department and even though I enjoyed some of them, I can’t deny that I’m disappointed as well. Based on personal experience, friendship (or bromance, whatever you want to call it ;D) gives me more impact than romantic relationships. Though maybe this kind of book will be a little boring, I don’t care just give me one >_<
So, that’s it, folks! What kind of books would you like to read more? Have you ever read books like what I’ve described? It’s time for some recommendation! ^^