Eric and Kelly discuss the problematic idea of “boy books,” highlight recent YA with male leads, and dream up surprise books from favorite authors.
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Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely
Dear Justyce by Nic Stone
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Phillippe
Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride
Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles
Deposing Nathan by Zach Smedley
A Peculiar Peril by Jeff VanderMeer
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Talker 25 by Joshua McCune
A Room Away From The Wolves by Nova Ren Suma
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