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Breaking Away: A Possible 2013 Trend?

I love spotting trends in YA books, especially ones that are a little more subtle. In this case I think it’s fascinating that several established YA authors ended up publishing books with similar themes at the same time. Especially given how far in advance these things are settled.

The theme I’m talking about is young women on the verge of college (or close) breaking away from their parents’ expectations and becoming their own people.

So far I’ve found:

lucy

 The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr

justoneday

Just One Day by Gayle Forman

return

Return to Me by Justina Chen

secret

Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols

infinite

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

And not quite like the others, but still about a girl choosing her own path:

transparent

Transparent by Natalie Whipple

black

Black Helicopters by Blythe Woolston

Do you have titles to add? Let me know in the comments.

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