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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.