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For those who see no difference between a YA book and a how to win at life guide, read on. You know those times when you’re so into a book that you forget there is a world around you? And transitioning back to reality is pretty much like getting back from a literary alien abduction. You find yourself clinging to the bookish world you’ve left behind, wanting to remember every detail, like this is real, this happened.

Inspired by our desire to jump back into our latest read, Top 10 Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas and the main character Chloe’s love for making top lists, here is our Top 10 Clues You’d (Like Us) Rather Be Living in a YA Novel:

 

1. You are the MVP of fandoms.

Drawing fan art, writing fan fiction, debating favorite characters—these are your hobbies.

2. You know which author you’d want to write your life.

And you may or may not have a letter addressed to them with a formal request do so.

 

3. You have spurts of indecisiveness.

It’s your “second book in the series” phase.

 

4. Your list of role models features fictional characters.

Okay, fine, it’s exclusively fictional characters.

 

5. You catch yourself narrating your actions.

She typed with purpose and diligence, contemplating the GIF she would pair with this item.

 

6. You have a detailed plan on how to survive in a dystopian world.

You know, just in case.

7. You confuse places you’ve actually traveled to with book settings.

“Yes, I’ve been to Paris! I visited my good friend Isla there.”

 

8. You daydream about crushes you have never met.

Sorry their descriptions are perfect.

 

9. You weave favorite quotes into daily conversation. 

Because no one talks as beautifully IRL as they do in YA.

 

10. You plan on celebrating your 19th birthday for all eternity.

So you can always be a YA protagonist.

 

About TOP TEN CLUE YOU’RE CLUELESS

Top Five Things That Are Ruining Chloe’s Day

5) Working the 6:30 a.m. shift at GoodFoods Market

4) Crashing a cart into a customer’s car right in front of her snarky coworker Sammi

3) Trying to rock the “drowned rat” look after being caught in a snowstorm

2) Making zero progress with her crush, Tyson (see #3)

1) Being accused—along with her fellow teenage employees— of stealing upwards of $10,000

Chloe would rather be anywhere than locked in work jail (aka the break room) with five of her coworkers . . . even if one of them is Tyson. But if they can band together to clear their names, what looks like a total disaster might just make Chloe’s list of Top Ten Best Moments.