to the new Kirkus Reviews blog, and my first post there is up. They’ve recruited some pretty awesome bloggers, like Leila and SB Sarah, so it’s quite a thrill to be included among such company. I’ll be blogging there about once a month, and this month I’m pondering the lack of YA fiction set in college.
During the past several months, I’ve seen several bloggers mention that they would love to see more YA novels set in college. As a fan of college-set YA myself, I tried to figure out why these books are relatively rare and, well, I still have no idea.
Read the rest at the Kirkus blog. Then feel free to come back here and let me know what you think, and/or to add to my list of recent YA novels (published as YA novels, that is) with a college setting.
- Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
- Very LeFreak by Rachel Cohn
- The Alpha Bet by Stephanie Hale
- Sorority 101 series by Kate Harmon
- Twelve Long Months by Brian Malloy
- Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald
- The Ivy by Lauren Kunze with Rina Onur
- Everything You Want by Barbara Shoup
- Light Years by Tammar Stein
- Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson
- Greek series by Marsha Warner
- Long May She Reign (The President’s Daughter #4) by Ellen Emerson White
An Off Year by Claire Zulkey is not actually set at a college, but begins with the protagonist deciding she’s not ready for college…right after arriving at college.