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3 YA Reads to Revisit When You're Feeling Nostalgic

Whenever I look back at the books I loved as a child or a teenager, I get a great sense of nostalgia. It makes me think about simpler times, like getting so excited to go to the annual book fair with my friends, or, getting in trouble for talking in class because my friends and I were debating over being Team Edward (the superior team) or Team Jacob. There are countless other memories I have that are tied to getting lost in different fictional worlds.

Looking for a book to transport you back in time? Here are a few books that are sure to give you a bit of nostalgia when you need it.

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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Oh, Twilight. The book that started my love for fandoms. The book that got me into a lot of heated debates. The book that had my room covered in posters. I remember being in 7th grade when I finished reading it. Then begging my mom to buy the DVD. Twilight is the ultimate time capsule for 7th grade, and I know others can relate.

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Before we start, does anyone have a box of tissues? Hazel and Gus’ love story is one like no other. My friends and I would be so excited to get to study hall, so that we could talk about the latest chapters that we read the night before. Gus talked about V for Vendetta all the time. Every time I watch it now, I am brought back to when I first read this book in 11th grade and learned about this movie for the first time.


Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock

This book just radiates nostalgia. It reminds me of Dawson’s Creek and the love story—using one of my favorite tropes, friends to lovers—has this amazing timeless quality that will take you back to a simpler time.

What books make you feel nostalgic? Comment below!

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