Monday, July 04, 2016

Five top steamy YA New York–set summer stories

At the BN Teen blog, Jenny Kawecki tagged five top Young Adult novels for readers who love love stories, summer adventures, and New York City, including:
Great, by Sara Benincasa

Naomi isn’t looking forward to another summer spent with her socialite mother and the designer-clad teens she’ll never quite fit in with. But things are different this year: Naomi gets caught up in the fabulous, almost magical life of her neighbor, internet-famous fashion blogger Jacinta. But when Jacinta’s world turns out to be a carefully constructed web of lies, and her friendship is based on ulterior motives (namely, getting closer to Delilah Fairweather), Naomi has to decide if being used by her is worth the thrills. Full of Long Island parties and lovely twists, Great is the Great Gatsby retelling you didn’t know you needed.
Read about another entry on the list.

Great is among Sabrina Rojas Weiss's four top YA retellings of classic works and Dahlia Adler's six great Young Adult retellings of classics.

--Marshal Zeringue