What are the best YA books about diseases?

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    #128 Stories of AIDS in Africa

    28 Stories of AIDS in Africa
    This book contains 28 different personal histories of real people struggling with HIV. Each of these stories is accompanied by a picture oh his or her protagonist, to help create the feeling that this terrible disease may be around us, in people we would never think of. 

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    Amy Franklin
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I was hoping for stories about diseases, not a disease. Missed the mark a bit."
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    #2Darth Plagueis (Star Wars)

    Darth Plagueis (Star Wars)
    Star Wars: Darth Plagueis is written by James Luceno, the New York Times bestselling author of the several Star Wars novels. It recounts the tale of one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Darth Darth Plagueis.

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    George Morgan
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Darth Plagueis (Star Wars) is one fo my daughter's favorite novels. She was so obsessed with it she couldn't put it down when she read it the first time. Until now, she has always put it in a special place in her collection of good reads. "
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    #3Beautiful Affliction

    Beautiful Affliction

    Beautiful Affliction: A Memoir by Lene Fogelberg has gained a gold medal in the Independent Publisher Books Awards 2016. It narrates the story of the author when she found out of her fatal congenital heart disease. 


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    Kyle Berry
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "You are going to get really emotional while reading this book. The author tells her real life story about her heart disease in an emotional and yet intelligent way. I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to read something different but real."
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    #4Cities of the Red Night (The Red Night Trilogy)

    Cities of the Red Night (The Red Night Trilogy)

    Cities of the Red Night is the first book in The Red Night trilogy by William S. Burroughs. It is about a radioactive virus which becomes an epidemic and threatens human existence. 


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    William Davidson
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Cities of the Red Night (The Red Night Trilogy) is a fascinating tell of the battle of the sexes in a sci-fi setting that isn't too unbelievable. It even got a bit scary at times but the rest was rather slow and dull. I wouldn't really recommend it if you're younger."
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    #5Genesis (Resident Evil)

    Genesis (Resident Evil)

    Genesis is one of the books in the Resident Evil Series written by Keith R.A DeCandido that tells the story of a lethal virus made by the Umbrella Corporation. It kills and reanimate so many people. 


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    Santiago Peralta
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "A book based on the video game series "Resident Evil". A virus made by the "Umbrella Corporation" infects and kills people, then turns them into zombies. I'd say play the games to get the full experience but the books try to supplement that with additional stories."
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    #6City Of The Dead

    City Of The Dead
    This book, the sequel of 'The Rising', is the story of a group of survivors trying to defeat a devastating plague of zombies. Trapped inside a skyscraper, this group of men are humanity's last hope, and they will have to think a plan to get rid of their undead enemy


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    Kyle Gibson
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This might be just the thing for young adults. I know everyone loves zombies, but now it's time for the younger generation. Lots of cool thinking ,an's zombie stuff in here. Devastation. Destruction. The survivors! Whoa."
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    #7Black Hole

    Black Hole
    Black Hole is a twelve-issue comic book limited series written and illustrated by Charles Burns and published first by Kitchen Sink Press, then Fantagraphics. Set in the Seattle of the 70's, the story follows several teenagers infected by a strange plague that is transmitted through sexual contact.

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    Tiffany Nichols
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "So, this book is super amazing but it's one of those things like, That was really good, I never want to read it again. It had such amazing characters and social commentary but the subject matter was just heavy and I think you really need to know what you're in for before diving in."
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    #8Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Cinder by Marissa Meyer is the first novel in The Lunar Chronicles series. This book is about a 16-year-old cyborg named Cinder who has an evil stepmother who volunteers her for plague research after her stepsister got infected by a deadly plague.


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    Gloria Soto
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Cinder of The Lunar Chronicles is one of the best YA books about diseases that you can find. Despite being very fictional in nature, the book features some chapters that involve very real feeling infections. After finishing the book, I bookmarked some of these passages as they really left a mark on me."
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    #9Creeper Following (After Everything Else Series)

    Creeper Following (After Everything Else Series)
    The sequel of 'Creeper Rise' takes place right after the events of the first book: Sonya, Chase and Marilyn are on their way to Florida, after having survived the plague that killed all their family and friends. On their way there they meet Bob, another survivor, who tells them about a group of survivors living in a church. 


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    Shreyas Dasgupta
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Great follow up to Creeper Rise. Action packed and I could not wait to see what happened to Sonya, Chase and Marilyn. "
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    #10I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me

    I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me
    I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me: A Memoir is a memoir written by Pulitzer-winning author Jimmy Breslin. It was originally released in September 1997, two years after the author underwent a risky surgical procedure to cure an aneurysm.

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    Óscar Venegas
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This acts as a reminder that anything can happen to anyone. While young people shouldn't have to worry too much about diseases, they should be aware of them. This shows how quickly someone's life can change and how just thinking about what could happen changes everything."
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    #11The Eleventh Plague

    The Eleventh Plague
    The Eleventh Plague is a futuristic dystopic novel for young adults written by Jeff Hirsch. It was released in 2011 and is about a futuristic post-war America where only one-third of the people survived an influenza plague.

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    Andrew Carpenter
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "For teens who love depressing feel-bad stories, here comes The Eleventh Plague, a YA novel about the typical dystopian future where a huge portion of the world's population has been wiped out by disease - this one being influenza, of all things. Apparently, our flu meds will stop working in the future or something. The events of the book are are best summarized as follows: Newly orphaned boy meets girl, boy and girl get into mischief, all hell breaks loose as a result of their mischief, and now they're caught in the midst of war. Not exactly super original stuff. Honestly, while the book isn't exactly terrible, I can't recommend this one at all, either. It's a solid pass."


Best What are the best YA books about diseases
128 Stories of AIDS in AfricaBooks 18 Paid
2Darth Plagueis (Star Wars)Books 14 Paid
3Beautiful AfflictionBooks 11 Paid
4Cities of the Red Night (The Red Night Trilogy)Books 10 Paid
5Genesis (Resident Evil)Books 9 Paid
6City Of The DeadBooks 6 Paid
7Black HoleBooks 4 Paid
8Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)Books 3 Paid
9Creeper Following (After Everything Else Series)Books 1 Paid
10I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering MeBooks 0 Paid

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