New and Popular Realistic Fiction

Here are realistic fiction novels– a few are old favorites and others are brand new. We’ve included the title and a brief little book description to catch your interest.

If you would like to borrow one of these books you can either send Ms. Mac an email, smcnerneyoe@olatheschools.org or place a hold online.

500 Words or Less

High school senior Nic, seventeen, tries to salvage her tattered reputation by helping her Ivy League-obsessed classmates write their college admission essays.

Accidental

Sixteen-year-old Jo, raised by her grandparents after her mother’s death when she was a toddler, must decide whether she can still trust them when her estranged father accuses them of hiding the truth of her mother’s death. 

Again Again

Adelaide’s lonely summer at the empty boarding school where her father teaches is punctuated by romantic adventures with a new boy, and the exploration of her family’s traumatic past.  This one is totally unusual in the way it develops the characters, and Ms. Mac LOVES it.   It feels totally true and realistic, and yet there’s a twist.  This is one Ms. Mac can’t stop thinking about this year! 

All the Bad Apples

Deena starts receiving letters from her older sister Mandy, whom everyone thinks is dead.  The letters claim that their family is actually a cursed, leading Deena on a cross-country hunt.  Will she find her sister and heal their family–or rip it apart forever?

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

In 1939 New York City, Joe Kavalier, a refugee from Hitler’s Prague, joins forces with his Brooklyn-born cousin, Sammy Clay, to create comic-book superheroes inspired by their own fantasies, fears, and dreams.

As Brave As You

When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires–literally.

Becoming Beatriz

After her gang-leader brother is killed, Beatriz gives up her dreams of dancing in order to run the gang. But her eyes are reopened to her dream of a career in dance when the school brainiac asks her to compete in a dance competition with him–but will the gang let her go?

Belly Up

A one-night stand with a stranger at a party results in a pregnancy that complicates this high school senior’s plans to attend an Ivy League school.  And starting at a new school, with a boy who might want a romance, is also complicated.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Asked to be part of the Dallas Cowboys’ halftime show on Thanksgiving, Specialist Billy Lynn, one of the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad, finds his life forever changed by how the Halftime show helps him understand difficult truths about himself.

Birthday

Born in the same hospital on the same day, Eric and Morgan grow up together as best friends.  Following them through six years of birthdays, the novel captures the two facing hardships and misunderstandings as they discover who they are meant to be, and if they are meant to be together.

The Black Kids

With the 1990’s Rodney King riots closing in on high school senior Ashley and her family, the privileged bubble she has enjoyed, protecting her from the difficult realities most black people face, begins to crumble.

The Black Flamingo

Michael comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen – then at university he finds his wings as a fabulous drag artist, The Black Flamingo. A bold story about the power of embracing your uniqueness. 

Blood Moon

Frankie and Benjamin’s sweet first sexual experience together accidentally coincides with her getting her period.  They agree it’s no big deal– but soon the incident has gone viral, turning the experience into something altogether awful.  Stay with Frankie as she navigates the pain of being shamed for her gender in a bloodlusty social media world. 

Boy 21

Finn’s running from his family’s tortured past, but his basketball coach’s assignment– to take care of the new player whose parents have just been murdered– makes avoiding the truth much harder.  This is such a good story.  Finn’s voice is strong and haunting.  His love of basketball as his savior is powerful. And the friends in his world are incredible.  Great for fans of Winger.

Bright Sessions Series– realistic/scifi

Caleb is an Atypical, an individual with enhanced abilities. Which sounds pretty cool except Caleb’s ability is extreme empathy—he feels the emotions of everyone around him. Being an empath in high school would be hard enough, but Caleb’s life becomes even more complicated when he keeps getting pulled into the emotional orbit of one of his classmates, Adam.

  • The Infinite Noise #1
  • A Neon Darkness #2

Call It What You Want

Once-popular Rob and overachiever Maegan, both dealing with serious family issues, quickly form a bond that is threatened when Rob confides his plans to repair damage his father caused.

Charm & Strange

Winston fears that his own inner violent urges may have somehow contributed to the body found in the woods near his boarding school.  Flashbacks intermingle with the present day as he asks himself what is real, what’s an illusion, and what is the truth of his past that has created this monster inside?

Charming as a Verb

Henri can charm just about anyone. But his easy smiles mask a burning ambition to attend his dream college. Only his intense classmate, Corinne, seems immune to Henri’s charms. So she doesn’t hesitate to blackmail him when the opportunity arises!  (What a twist, huh?) 

Clap When You Land

A plane crash leaves two teens in different countries grieving for their shared father– and it also introduces them to each other. This novel is about grief, family, and finding hope in the unexpected.  Written in poems like the author’s amazing first book, The Poet X.

Crying Laughing

High school can be rough, right?  Bad dates, bad news, bad performances, it’s enough to make anyone cry.  But Winnie’s determined to see the hilarious absurdity in it all and make those tears the result of laughter.  Funny, heartbreaking, and great.  By the author of the scifi masterpiece Denton Little’s Death Date. 

Darius the Great Series

This series, by a KC author, follows Darius as he travels to Iran to meet his grandparents, finds a life-changing friend, and then uses those experiences to change his life when he returns home to Seattle in the sequel.

  • Darius the Great is not Okay #1
  • Darius the Great Deserves Better #2

Dear Martin Series

Justyce McAllister has never thought a lot about race relations in modern America, until he’s the target of police brutality.  This is what happens next.  This is a really powerful story told in an unusual way.

  • Dear Martin #1
  • Dear Justyce #2

The Deepest Roots – realistic with a magical twist

Born in a world where all girls are born with a special talent (but their gifts feel like curses) best friends Rome, Lux and Mercy discover the collective strength of their bond while exposing disturbing truths about their community.

Dig

Five white teenage cousins who are struggling with the failures and racial ignorance of their dysfunctional parents and their wealthy grandparents, reunite for Easter.

Displacement- graphic novel

Kiku finds herself living in 1940’s Japanese American internment camps where she experiences the long unacknowledged injustices forced upon Japanese Americans during WWII.

Don’t Date Rosa Santos

Rosa Santos, a Cuban American, works to save her Florida town, seeks admittance to study abroad in her homeland, and wonders if love can break her family’s curse.

Dress Coded

Fed up with sexist dress codes and unfair conduct standards at a school where girls’ bodies are considered a distraction, Molly starts a podcast to protest the school’s disciplinary inequality before her small rebellion swells into a full-blown empowerment revolution.

Emmy & Oliver

When Emmy’s best childhood friend Oliver suddenly is located after being kidnapped ten years earlier, it’s not exactly an easy reunion.  Though she’s longed for her friend all these years, he’s completely forgotten her.  And the life he’s “returning” to looks quite different.  His mom is remarried, has siblings he’s never met, and he doesn’t exactly know how to process any of it.  Emmy tries to be there for him, but is her relationship with the returned Oliver, or with the ghost Oliver of her childhood memories?

Every Body Looking 

Ada’s freshman year at a Historically Black College is the first time she’s ever been so far from her family—and able to make her own choices. As she stumbles deeper into the world of dance and explores her sexuality, she also begins to wrestle with her family’s past while carving out her own independent future.

Every Other Weekend

Adam’s family is reeling from a tragedy, and his parents are getting divorced.  He’s angry and shell-shocked at suddenly spending every other weekend at his dad’s apartment.  The wickedly sarcastic girl-next-door, Jolene, seems tough-as-nails but also secretly looks forward to Adam’s weekend visits.  But will their family dysfunction ruin their friendship?  Ms. Mac loves this one for how real it feels, the sarcastic banter, and the true reveal of all the emotions.  So good.

Felix Ever After

Felix, a transgender seventeen-year-old, attempts to get revenge by catfishing his anonymous bully.  But it doesn’t end the way he expects…

Fence Series– graphic novel

Nicholas gets accepted to a fancy boarding school, but to stay there he’ll have to earn a scholarship spot on the fencing team.  He’s a pretty naturally talented fencer, but he hasn’t had years of training like his competition.  And his temper also sometimes gets the best of him.  His chief fencing rival also happens to be his roommate, so it’s hard for him to escape the pressure.  I love this one even though I didn’t know anything about fencing before I started. It’s got great action, great characters, and great illustrations.

  • Fence Volume 1
  • Fence Volume 2
  • Fence Volume 3
  • Rivals Volume 4

Field Notes on Love

Hugo’s one of a famous British set of septuplets.  They’ve been given a scholarship to a local university– but the catch is that they ALL have to go.  He’s resigned to it, until his girlfriend picks a college in California.  They plan a train ride across America to drop her off, until she dumps him at the last minute.  Heartbroken, Hugo makes an unusual decision (you’ll have to read to find out) that leads him to a cross country journey with a girl of the same name.  This one captures the magic of train travel, embracing the unexpected, and facing the truth about yourself (and maybe a romance too!)  I really loved this one.

Fifteen and Change

Zeke would love to be invisible. His mother is struggling to make ends meet and stuck with a no-good boyfriend. Zeke knows he and his mom will be stuck forever if he doesn’t find some money fast. When Zeke starts working at a local pizza place, he meets labor activists who want to give him a voice–and the living wage he deserves for his work. Zeke has to decide between living the quiet life he’s carved for himself and raising his voice for justice.

Foreshadow short stories

Short stories plus writing advice from popular authors

Forward Me Back to You

Told in separate voices, Kat and Robin leave Boston on a church mission to help combat human trafficking in India while Kat recovers from a sexual assault and Robin seeks his birth mother.

Four Three Two One

A year after witnessing nineteen people killed in a bus bombing, the four survivors of the tragic event take a road trip back to the same city block that it happened, encountering lies, secrets, and healing along the way.

Full Disclosure

Simone, seventeen, HIV-positive and in love for the first time, decides that facing potential bullies head-on may be better than protecting her secret.

Furious Thing

Lexi’s got a good heart, but lately her family situation is causing her to experience almost uncontrollable rage– and this book explores both the causes of her anger and the path forward to a better future.  By the author of the complex You Against Me. 

Genesis Begins Again

Thirteen-year-old Genesis tries again and again to lighten her black skin, thinking it is the root of her family’s troubles, before discovering reasons to love herself as is.

Girl Unframed

Sydney’s movie star mom has always been flighty and unreliable, but like a moth to a flame Sydney’s always glad for the chance to spend time with her.  But this summer Sydney’s getting a bad vibe from her mom, her mom’s creepy new boyfriend, and just the way the whole world seems to see Sydney as an object for its own desires. Full of creepy characters, creepy premonitions, and an equally creepy ending, this is no easy summer romance.

Goodbye, Perfect

When her best friend runs away with a teacher, Eden is forced to question her friendship and herself.

Have a Little Faith in Me

When CeCe’s born-again ex-boyfriend dumps her after they have sex, she follows him to Jesus camp in order to win him back. Problem: She knows nothing about Jesus. But her best friend Paul does. He accompanies CeCe to camp, and the plan—God’s or CeCe’s—goes immediately awry.

Here to Stay

When a cyberbully sends the entire high school a picture of basketball hero Bijan Majidi, photo-shopped to look like a terrorist, the school administration promises to find and punish the culprit, but Bijan just wants to pretend the incident never happened and move on.

Hot Dog Girl

Lou’s prepared for an epic summer working at the local amusement park– until she’s given the decidedly unglamorous job of working inside of the giant hot dog mascot uniform.  But things start looking up when her long-time crush gets dumped, and Lou sees the opportunity to swoop in and win his love.  Why having her best friend pretend to be her girlfriend seems like a good idea to Lou is a puzzle.  And, predictably, it doesn’t go well.  This one’s full of oddball characters and awkward relationships that might make you laugh even as you cringe.

How It All Blew Up

Fleeing to Rome in the wake of coming out to his Muslim family, a failed relationship and blackmail, 18-year-old Amiri embarks on a more authentic life with new friends and dates in the Sistine Chapel before an encounter with a U.S. Customs officer places his hard-won freedom at risk.

How to be Remy Cameron

Everyone on campus knows Remy Cameron as the out-and-proud, super-likable guy. The only person who isn’t entirely sure about Remy Cameron is Remy himself. Under pressure to write an A+ essay defining who he is and who he wants to be, Remy embarks on an emotional journey toward reconciling the outward labels people attach to him with the real Remy Cameron within.

How to Make Friends with the Dark

Tiger, sixteen, has been pushing away from her overprotective mother.  But her mother’s sudden death teaches Tiger how to live as she feels surrounded by darkness.

I Love You so Mochi

Kimi’s feeling pressured by her artistic mother to study painting rather than fashion.  Frustrated, she escapes to Japan for a solo spring break trip to meet her mother’s parents.  There she immerses herself in Kyoto’s markets and cherry blossom festival and bonds with a cute med student while uncovering family secrets.  Like My Almost Perfect Tokyo Dream Life this one made me dream of a spring trip to Japan.

I Wish You All the Best

Thrown out of their parents’ home and moving in with their estranged sister after coming out as nonbinary, Ben De Backer struggles to endure an anxiety disorder and the last half of senior year while bonding with a charismatic new friend.

I’ll Be the One

Skye is a hero for today!  She’s a proud, curvy K-Pop fan who is learning to ignore the critiques of a world that wants her to change.  So when she enters a reality competition to become the next K-Pop star she’s determined to make the world appreciate her!

I’m Not Dying with You Tonight

Told from two viewpoints, Atlanta high school seniors Lena and Campbell, one black, one white, must rely on each other to survive after a football rivalry escalates into a riot.

The Impossible Fortress

It’s the 1980s– there’s no such thing as internet porn, so Billy and his friends concoct a plan to steal a Playboy magazine.  But, of course, things go wrong and life gets complicated.  Funny and full of 1980s references, this book also reveals how times change, but human nature– not so much.

In the Key of Nira Ghani

Nira, a Guyanese girl must find the balance between her parents’ ‘old world’ expectations and traditions while pursuing her dream of being a great trumpeter in this coming-of-age story. When auditions for jazz band are announced, Nira realizes it’s now or never to convince her parents that she deserves a chance to pursue her passion- even as friendship and romantic drama also complicate her life!

Infandous

Seventeen-year-old Sephora, a surfer and artist who loves fairy tales and mythology, struggles with a secret so horrible she cannot speak it aloud, especially not to her beautiful, single mother, although they have always been unusually close.

It Came From The Sky

Brothers Gideon and Ishmael accidentally start a hoax that aliens have landed, turning their town of Lansburg, Pennsylvania, into a circus. This unusual story is told through a variety of formats including narrative paragraphs, police interviews, text messages, blog posts, and more.

It’s a Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes and Other Jewish Stories

From stories of confronting their relationships with Judaism to rom-coms with a side of bagels and lox, It’s a Whole Spiel features one story after another that says yes, we are Jewish, but we are also queer, and disabled, and creative, and political, and adventurous, and anything we want to be.

Jackpot 

When Rico sells a jackpot-winning lotto ticket, she thinks maybe her luck will finally change, but only if she and her popular and wildly rich classmate, Zan can find the ticket holder who hasn’t claimed the prize.

Killing Time In Crystal City

Seventeen-year-old Kevin tries to reinvent himself when he runs away from home and the father he hates, but living with a mysterious uncle and befriending two homeless girls just adds more complications.

Kiss Number 8- graphic novel

Amanda’s kissed seven people, but it’s the eighth that really puts her world into a tailspin. This is the story of friendship, faith, family secrets, and being true to yourself.  This graphic novel expresses lots of emotions just in the drawings.  

Last Bus to Everland- blend of realistic and fantasy

Forging a bond with a compassionate artist, a youth in the projects joins a band of misfits and miscreants who meet weekly for adventures in a Narnia-inspired world, before dwindling magic forces him to choose between those he loves.

Laura Dean Keeps breaking up with Megraphic novel

Been dumped before?  Dumped someone before?  Then this book is for you.  Freddy adores the flashy and popular Laura Dean, and hopes they’re meant to be together.  But Laura Dean can’t seem to help herself and is always hooking up with other people, and/or dumping Freddy, until Laura decides it’s time to get back together.  Is it time for Freddy to actually dump Laura Dean?  This graphic novel captures heartbreak and longing as well as anything I’ve ever read.  Love this one.

Let Me Hear a Rhyme

After their friend Steph is murdered his friends and sister promote his rap music.  When Steph’s demo catches a music label rep’s attention, the trio must prove Steph’s talent from beyond the grave.

The Liar’s Daughter

Desperate to escape deprogramming after being rescued from a cult, seventeen-year-old Piper wants to rejoin her family, but the truth about that family, her past, and herself cannot be denied.

The Lightness of Hands

A teen with bipolar II signs her father up to perform his legendary but infamously failed illusion on live television in the hope of making enough money to pay for desperately needed medication.

Like Vanessa

It is 1983 and Vanessa, a thirteen-year-old African American girl in public housing, dreams of following in the footsteps of the first black Miss America, Vanessa Williams. But the odds are against her until a new teacher at school organizes a beauty pageant and encourages Vanessa to enter.

Maggot Moon

Following a stray football to the other side of a wall where there is a secret, Standish discovers astonishing truths about a moon landing that the overseeing Motherland, a ruthless regime, is determined to hide.  Part historical fiction, part scifi, all sadness.

My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life

Elle’s life changes dramatically when the dad she’s never met whisks her out of foster care to live with him in Tokyo while her mom finishes her jail sentence for drugs.  Although Elle’s now suddenly living the life of the rich, the cultural shocks aren’t always easy to navigate.  Her father’s fame creates pressure for her to be “perfect” and she’s not sure where she fits in at her new school, or with her “new” Japanese family.  My favorite parts of this one were scenes when Elle explores Japan and Japanese culture.  Warning: this one may make you need to plan a trip to Japan.

My Eyes Are Up Here

Greer’s beyond sick of being recognized only for having large breasts.  It’s time for things to change…

Never Look Back

This is a modern retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Following the loss of everything in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria, Eury ends up in the Bronx.  It’s there that she meets the bachata-singing charmer, Pheus.  But it’s a Greek myth, so you know bad things are going to happen…

Perfect Past Life

Seventeen-year-old Ally is focused on college scholarship applications, spending time with her widowed father, friends, and possible boyfriend, when she learns that everything she knows about herself is a lie.

The Poet X

Xiomara is one fierce girl– determined to become her own modern New York City woman in spite of her mother’s traditional Dominican values.  But navigating questions of love, faith, sexuality, and independence while still in high school isn’t easy.  Her poetry reflects her passions, it’s poetry as you may not have seen it– raw, modern, angry, and real.  This one’s all about finding, owning, and cultivating the power of your own voice.  Love it.

Prince and the Dressmakergraphic novel

Prince Sebastian has a secret.  Frances the dressmaker has a secret.  Will their secrets bind them together or tear them apart?  Will their world ever accept either of them?  I adored the art and characters in this one which explores friendship and family with humor, anxiety, and honesty.

Private Lessons

Channeling her grief over her father’s death by devoting herself to the piano, 17-year-old Claire forgoes a social life to study under a prominent teacher who she gradually realizes has a darker side.

Pumpkinheadsgraphic novel

A graphic novel by Rainbow Rowell that’s perfect for fall!  Two friends have spent their high school fall semesters working in a local pumpkin patch, but this is their LAST NIGHT EVER!  It’s a night to seize last chances, and be surprised by the people around them.  Funny and real with great dialogue and illustrations, especially for those of us from the midwest.

Punching the Air

Talented artist and poet, Amal, finds his future threatened by a racially biased justice system after he and his African American friends are involved in an altercation with some Caucasian guys. 

Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee

Longtime best friends Rayne and Delilah host a weekly cable TV show– but with graduation approaching they must decide what the future holds.

Rest of the Story

Emma’s mom died when she was 11, and in the time since then she’s never become close to her mom’s family.  But when she unexpectedly finds herself stuck with them for the summer it’s a chance to learn more about her mom, how her parents met, and how things fell apart.  This one has lots of family drama combined with some potential romance.  This would be a good one to try if you like other Sarah Dessen or Morgan Matson novels.

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

Sixteen-year-old Birdie’s close bond with her parents is threatened by a family secret, and by hiding her relationship with Booker, who has been in juvenile detention.

Red Hood- blend of realistic and fantasy!

Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She’s kept mostly to herself. She’s been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions.

Roam

Seventeen-year-old Abby and her family are living on the streets after their mother’s terrible mistake. Abby tries to be an average teenager: fitting in at school, dreaming of a boyfriend, college, and a career in music. But Minnesota winters are unforgiving, and so are many teenagers.

Sanctuary- this one is set in the future, but overall has a realistic atmosphere

In 2032, when sixteen-year-old Vali’s mother is detained by the Deportation Forces, Vali must flee Vermont with her little brother, Ernie, hoping to reach their Tia Luna in the sanctuary state of California.

Say Yes Summer

Graduating at the top of her class after years of following the rules, Rachel makes plans for a summer of saying yes to new experiences before big mistakes, rekindled friendships and romance take her in unexpected directions.

Six Angry Girls

When her promising senior year is upended by devastating setbacks, including her expulsion from the Mock Trial team that voted girls out after she spent three years leading it to success, Raina finds a new sense of purpose at a politically active craft store, where she becomes inspired to create a rival all-girls team.

Slay

An honors student at Jefferson Academy, seventeen-year-old Keira enjoys secretly developing and playing Slay, a wildly popular multiplayer online role-playing game celebrating black culture, until her two worlds collide.

Sleeping in My Jeans

Homeless and alone on the streets, sixteen-year-old Mattie and her six-year-old sister, Meg, race to discover the fate of their missing mother.

Sorry for Your Loss

In the wake of a family tragedy Pup’s in danger of failing his junior year because of an F in photography.  Pushed by his rather grumpy teacher, and with the help of an unexpected class partner, photography gives him a window into family secrets, his own grief, and a potential path forward.  I absolutely loved this one.  It’s serious, and beautiful, and raw, and honest.  It made me sob, and it made me happy in equal measures.  I think this author is just incredible.  This novel reminds me a little of I’ll Give you the Sun.

Start Here

Willa and Taylor fulfill the dying wish of Finley, who had held their friendship together, by sailing from Ohio to Key West after high school graduation.

Stay Gold

Told in two voices, Pony, who is concealing his transgender identity at his new Texas high school, and Georgia, a cisgender cheerleader counting the days until she graduates, develop a complicated relationship.

The Summer of Impossibilities

Forced to spend time together at a lake house while their best-friend mothers reconnect, four girls navigate crushes and secrets, including an escalating health problem, during a transformative summer.

This Book is Not Yet Rated

Seventeen-year-old movie-lover Ethan, the defacto manager of Minneapolis’s crumbling Green Street Cinema, teams with a motley crew to try to save the landmark from destruction.

This is How We Change the Ending 

Sixteen-year-old Nate is worried about a lot of things-how his dad treats Nance and his twin half-brothers; the hydro crop growing in his bedroom; the way his friend Merrick always drags him into fights. And he has never forgiven his mother for leaving. But he keeps most feelings inside, only expressing them in his notebook.  When some of his pages are stolen and turned into graffiti, it might point his life in a new direction.

This is What It Feels Like

A band contest forces a once-aspiring musician to make peace with the consequences of a friend’s heavy drinking and the harsh realities of the disparity between the futures they imagined and how things really panned out.

This Time Will Be Different

Preferring a simple future to her mother’s ambitions for her, a 17-year-old Japanese-American teen discovers her talent for flower arranging before her mother tries to sell the flower shop to the swindlers responsible for their hardships.

Tigers, Not Daughters

Three sisters in San Antonio are shadowed by guilt and grief over the loss of their oldest sister, who still haunts their house.

The Unlikelies

Sadie’s summer begins with a violent assault (it’s horrifying) that leads to a surprising friendship with four new friends who make it their mission to improve the world (while maybe finding romance?)

Unpregnant

Finding herself unexpectedly pregnant, a 17-year-old girl from a conservative community teams up with her wild former friend to get an out-of-state abortion that is complicated by unexpected challenges, kind strangers and reckonings with the past.

Watch Over Me

A newly graduated Mila emerges from foster care to accept a job on an isolated Northern California Coast farm where she confronts haunting memories and the traumas of her fellow residents.

We are Lost and Found

In 1983 New York, Michael tries to forget about his father’s anger, the pressure of school, and the threat of AIDS by escaping to The Echo, where he dances with abandon and attracts the interest of another boy.

The Wicked + The Divine Series Realistic with a Fantasy twist– graphic novels

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to start a new ongoing superhero fantasy. Welcome to THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, where gods are the ultimate pop stars. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.

  • The Faust Act #1
  • Fandemonium #2
  • Commercial Suicide #3
  • Rising Action #4
  • Imperial Phase #5
  • Imperial Phase, Part 2 #6
  • Mothering Invention, #7
  • Old is the New New #8
  • Okay #9

You Must Not Miss– realistic with a magical twist

When seventeen-year-old Magpie Lewis discovers a magical world in her backyard, she uses it and its powers to enact her revenge on all those who have wronged her.

You Should See me in a Crown

Liz has always done her best to avoid the spotlight in her small, wealthy, and prom-obsessed midwestern high school, after all, her family is black and rather poor, especially since her mother died. But the prom king and queen scholarship fund ends up pulling her into ALL the drama in school and on social media.  When the votes are counted, what relationships will have Liz have left?

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