1. If you loved Mosquitoland, then read Run
Both of these books feature lost girls with distinct and moving voices who decide to run away, albeit for different reasons. For lovers of fast-paced contemporary stories that take place on the road and explore the deeper workings of love, family and friendship, these reads won’t disappoint.
These books both feature witty female protagonists and deal with body positivity issues. If you loved Murphy’s book about a Texas girl who throws a monkey wrench into her town’s famous beauty contest and learns to love herself, then you’ll love Ryan’s funny read about a girl who swears she can reads minds and learns to love her body too.
3. If you loved The Perks of Being a Wallflower, then read The Great American Whatever
Both of these books feature creatively talented male protagonists struggling with grief along with lots of good friendships and humor. If Chbosky’s hallmark young adult novel about a freshman outcast resonated with you, then you’ll want to jump into Federle’s LGBTQPIA+ read about a boy who grapples and moves on from the death of his sister.