YA Books with Significant Messages/Themes (37 books)Saving
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To vote on existing books from the list, beside each book there is a link vote for this book clicking it will add that book to your votes. To vote on books not in the list or books you couldn't find in the list, you can click on the tab add books to this list and then choose from your books, or simply search. Discover new books on Goodreads. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. I felt like there should be a list dedicated to honoring the YA books with actual, significant, meaningful themes. Melissa Grijalva Goodreads Author.
Every book has a theme and we often see the same theme in many books. It's also common for a book to have many themes. A theme may show up in a pattern such as reoccurring examples of beauty in simplicity. It is often a lesson that we learn about life or people. We can better understand book themes when we think about the stories we know from childhood. In "The Three Little Pigs," for example, we learn that it's not wise to cut corners by building a straw house.
Not so fast, though: Lots of YA books, for all their fantastical plot elements and contemporary detail in at least one of these novels, witches and iPods are never far apart , address some of the same themes the classics do, including race, female sexuality, mental illness, and obviously enough, love. The story centers on a young girl descended from a family of witches -- spell Casters -- who draws a non-magical young man, Ethan Wate, into her world and family on the eve of her 16th birthday, at which time it will be decided whether she will grow into a force of good or evil. Set in the gothic American south, Beautiful Creatures , like Macbeth , explores issues of family and prophecy, while pulling readers into a world rich with fantastical detail and intrigue. Heidi W. Scott Fitzgerald. List: American Fiction: 20th Century. US Edition U.
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