No One Does YA Better Than Sarah Dessen, and Her 10 Best Books Are Proof
When it comes to grounded YA novels, Sarah Dessen is the original queen of the genre. With more than a dozen books to her name, she's proven that she understands how to speak to teens and adults as she covers topics ranging from romance to friendship and family upheaval. In a booming YA market, her books never fail to capture the hearts of readers, and now Netflix is paying attention as well. At the end of May, the streamer announced that it has optioned three of Dessen's novels — This Lullaby, Once and For All, and Along For the Ride — to be adapted into upcoming films.
This is a smart move on Netflix's part, because Dessen's books have been captivating readers for more than two decades now. That means the author has a large fan base of all ages who are no doubt eager to see her stories come to life in movie form. Sadly, we'll have to wait a while before the adaptations arrive, but in the meantime, here are the 10 best Dessen books to keep you busy until the movies hit Netflix.