YA Reads About New Beginnings

We're trying something new for our Reading Mutiny. Instead of challenging you to read ALL the books - we just want to encourage you to read what you can, and add the books that sound like fun to your to-read list. Take a look, and let us know which books you choose to read!

It's a brand new year and we're ready for new adventures, new challenges, and new books! Let's start 2016 with some great reads. 

Our crew put together our picks for great YA reads about New Beginnings. From new towns and schools, to new adventures and first love.

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Looking for a new book? Check out this round up of YA books about new beginnings: from a new town, a new school, or a new way of life to new love and relationships. Get the full list and links to the books on YA Buccaneers! Click through >>>>

D.J. starts a journal during a summer where everything will change for her. "Welcome to the summer that fifteen-year-old D. J. Schwenk of Red Bend, Wisconsin, learns to talk, and ends up having an awful lot of stuff to say."

Mercedes has a secret: she lets boys get their awkward first time over with ... with her. But then her secret gets out and her plans fall apart, and Mercedes finds a new first - a boy who likes her for her, not what she can do in bed.

Corrinne's first-class life in New York City grinds to a halt when her dad gets laid off. Instead of boarding school, she's sent to Texas to live with her grandparents, where she has to trade in her days of shopping for a job shoveling manure.

Ava gets a fresh start at a new school and leaves behind her old image (including her black hair dye). At her new school she joins the perky, popular crowd and tries to become someone new.  

Minnow Bly breaks free of a cult only to end up in juvenile detention. She has to learn to let go of the past and find a new way to live.

After being bullied at school, Kelsey moves away and starts fresh. Then on the first day of senior year the guy she used to like shows up at her new school.

Annie isn't a runner, but she decides to train for a marathon in honor of her ex-boyfriend, who might still be alive if she hadn't broken up with him.

In this sequel to 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES, Ginny gets a message from a boy who has found the last little blue envelope, the one she thought was lost. She embarks on a new adventure to follow her aunt Peg's instructions, only this time there are no more envelopes.

McLean moves a lot because of her dad's job. In every new school she takes on a new persona - from a cheerleader to a drama diva. Then she discovers a place where she wants to stay. 

Those are our picks, but we'd love to hear your book recommendations. What do you think - is there a YA book about new beginnings you think we should add to the list? 

Jump in the comments to share your recommendation, or let us know which book you'll be reading this month!