What are the best young adult novels with alternating POV?

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    #1Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

    Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

    Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List is a young adult novel by David Levithan which follows the story of Naomi and Ely, two kids who grew up together and who made a No Kiss List to protect their friendship. It was published in 2007 by Knopf Books.


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    Andrew Mitchell
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I highly recommend this fun, easy to read novel with alternating POV. Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List was such a delightful read. I read it in one evening start to finish. The story was so compelling I just couldn't put it down! The alternating POV makes the story flow much like you'd expect a movie to. These authors know exactly how to write a novel to hold your interest. If you're looking for a novel that will keep you engaged in the story, have you laughing and crying, and be a page turner, this is it!"
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    #2All the Bright Places

    All the Bright Places
    All the Bright Places is the New York Times' bestselling young adult romance novel written by Jenniver Niven. It is about the suicidal Theodore and his fateful meeting with the grief-stricken Violet. 

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    Ralph Collins
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "All the Bright Places starts off strong, following the lives of two young people dealing with their own, yet similar issues. But as things progress, the story starts to become too cliched. Why does everyone in these books always need to fall in love the same way?! It's good enough to read, but I don't think I'd ever want to read it again."
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    #3The Future of Us

    The Future of Us

    The Future of Us is a young adult romance book written by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. This contemporary science fiction novel is published in 2011 by Razorbill. 


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    Brian Warren
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The Future of Us is an exciting read with some contained time travel and a very strong story. Not to mention that it also has changing point of view throughout the read which helps see the narrative in numerous ways, as well as character development and story arcs. Still, while being such a unique book it’s quite relatable for almost any young adult."
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    #4Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

    Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

    From the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan tells the story of a young girl named Lily who left a notebook with challenges written on it, in hopes of finding a guy to accept these challenges.


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    Emma McDonald
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This is an interesting diary like story between two teens. It demonstrates one way to solve switching POV that still retains believability and good flow. I enjoyed reading this book when I was a teen and think that it is very age appropriate."
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    #5The Little Friend

    The Little Friend

    The Little Friend is a fiction book by Donna Tartt. It is about Alexandra, Mississippi and the events there one Mother's Day when a little boy, Robin Cleve Dufresnes, was found hanging in the tree in his backyard. It was published in 2003 by Vintage.


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    Juan Nelson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is a master story told by an excellent writer. It tells a tale of southern life through the eyes of a girl who's brother has been murdered. There's a humanistic experience here that holds a reader's attention as the writer unfolds this story. All this is done with the unfolding of multiple characters and if you have the patience to see it through a thought provoking trip. "
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    #6The Scorpio Races

    The Scorpio Races
    The Scorpio Races is a novel by Maggie Stiefvater. It tells the story of the annual Scorpio Races between water horses. The reigning champion, Sean Kendrick, goes head to head with the first girl to ever join, Puck Connolly.

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    Tejas Pillai
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Maggie Stiefvater mixes up a classic literary potion again in her "The Scorpio Races," namely, those great standby human themes of love and death. Sean Kendrick and Puck Connolly are competitors, admirers of the water horses they must literally ride to stay alive, and finally paramours. Their struggle to maintain life and find love in a fantastic beachfront setting is riveting in its depiction of the untainted dedication only found in the young. Stiefvater has concocted a winning brew!"
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    #7A Million Suns

    A Million Suns

    A Million Suns is the second book in the science fiction series Across the Universe written by Beth Revis which follows the story of Amy and Elder who is living in a ship. 


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    Phillip Roberts
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I was interested in reading a good young adult novels with and alternating POV and found A million Suns. This is a really interesting story and I really enjoyed it. It is unclear, however, how many points of view there are in the story. As such, I can only partially recommend this book for someone looking for this type of storytelling."
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    #8The Night Circus

    The Night Circus
    The Night Circus is a young adult fantasy novel written by Erin Morgenstern. It is about the Night Circus, a nightly place of entertainment that is actually a competition for magicians in which only one can stay standing.

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    #9Salt to the Sea

    Salt to the Sea

    Salt to the Sea is a historical adventure novel for young adults written by Ruta Sepetys. It was a New York Times Bestseller a winner of the Carnegie Medal. It is set in the dying days of World War II and is a remarkable story of survival.


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    Guadalupe Sánchez
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is an intriguing story about the parts of World War II that often fall between the cracks. Some confusing parts, though."
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    #10The Lost Crown

    The Lost Crown

    The Lost Crown is a historical fiction novel written by Sarah Miller. This tells the story of Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia of the Romanov Family. This book is published in 2011 by Atheneum.


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    Tyler Contreras
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Excellent book by Sarah Miller. The Lost Crown tells an historical fiction story with an extremely interesting storyline."
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    #11Beauty Queens

    Beauty Queens
    Beauty Queens is a young adult novel written by Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, first published in 2011 by Scholastic Press. It tells the story of thirteen beauty pageant contestants whose plane crash-landed on a desert island.

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    Jeremy Black
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "While never hearing of author Libba Bray before reading Beauty Queens, I went in with tempered expectations. Color me surprised, but somewhere while I was reading, I had fallen in love with the book. One of the things that also surprised me was that it was written in 2011; it feels like it was written with messages in mind for 2018, but either way they still apply here. All in all, I would recommend Beauty Queens to anybody with a good (and maybe dark) sense of humor, but especially to any young feminists for its messages of empowerment."


Best What are the best young adult novels with alternating POV
1Naomi and Ely's No Kiss ListBooks 39 Paid
2All the Bright PlacesBooks 37 Paid
3The Future of UsBooks 34 Paid
4Dash & Lily's Book of DaresBooks 33 Paid
5The Little FriendBooks 31 Paid
6The Scorpio RacesBooks 28 Paid
7A Million SunsBooks 27 Paid
8The Night CircusBooks 22 Paid
9Salt to the SeaBooks 18 Paid
10The Lost CrownBooks 13 Paid

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