This year on the Hub we are celebrating the Twelve Days of YA with a series of posts loosely based on the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas gifts. We have converted each gift into a related theme common to YA and paired it with a list of relevant titles. You may use the Twelve Days of YA tag to read all of the posts in the series.
Special thanks goes to Carli Spina, Faythe Arredondo, Sharon Rawlins, Geri Diorio, Becky O’Neil, Carla Land, Katie Yu, Laura Perenic, Jennifer Rummel, Libby Gorman, Carly Pansulla, and Allison Tran for their help creating the booklists and organizing this series.
On the third day of YA, my true love gave to me three French hens.
There is something so romantic and exciting about stories set in foreign countries. France is certainly no exception. Rather than three French hens, today we are giving you eight French stories. The following books all take place, at least in part, in France. Ooh-la-la! We hope you enjoy the titles we picked and encourage you to share your favorite French stories in the comments!
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (2012 Readers’ Choice, 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults)
- Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
- Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (2013 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2011 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2011 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults)
- Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross (2014 Morris Award Finalist)
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (2013 Printz Honor Book, 2013 Teens’ Top Ten, 2013 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2013 Readers’ Choice, 2013 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults)
- Just One Day by Gayle Forman (2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2014 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults)
- The White Bicycle by Beverly Brenna (2013 Printz Honor Book, 2014 Best Fition for Young Adults)
- Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Kate Alender (2015 Quick Picks Nominee)
– Jessica Lind, currently reading My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins