The Best Going Back to School YA Books That You Must Read

It is that time of the year again when kids are going back to school. That is also a popular topic in books which is why we decided to list the best going back to school YA books. Keep reading to see which books made the list!

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School is a setting that has a lot of potential. Many Authors play around with different types of schools, bullies, unnecessary pressure of school life, etc. And while your school life may be boring and repetitive, this books are anything but. You can see the full list below!

The Best Going Back to School YA Books

Dear Martin

What happens when two worlds collide. That is the case in Dear Martin by Nic Stone. Hustyce McAllister goes to a private school and unlike his classmates, he comes from a rough neighborhood. But that doesn’t stop him from getting the best grades. But things go south when he is handcuffed for a crime he didn’t do.


Imagine going back in time to when your parents were in high school. That is what happens to Samantha Kang in Throwback. She and her mother don’t see eye to eye on many things and when Samantha goes back in time and sees her mother in high school, she wants to fix things so her mother is happier in the present.


Clair Want is a teenager that is dropped off in an American school. Her parents are living in Asia, making Clare a parachute. This wasn’t her idea and now she must live with Dani De La Cruz which isn’t what she thought it would be. Her new life is overwhelming and she must turn to someone that can help her understand what is right and wrong.


That ends this list of the best going back to school YA books. How many of these novels have you read or plan to read. Which other going to school novels should we have added to the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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