5 Books That Are Set At School

That time of the year has come again. So in honor of some of us heading back to school (for maybe the first time in over a year), I’ll be sharing some YA books that are set at school (for the majority of the book.)

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

This was a really sweet contemporary romance. There was great diversity in this book, which I always enjoy. Jaya could be a bit annoying at times, but her character develops so much throughout the book. I loved the side characters, though. Daphne Elizabeth, Isha, Leo, Rahul, they were all really unique characters.

This was a great read, for people who love fairy-tale retellings and contemporary romances!

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Vivian wasn’t the most likable protagonist. There were many times where I just wanted to shake her and tell her to stand up for herself. But she went through a lot of character development which made me like her a little more, however, I still think that her friend, Lucy, should have been the MC.

This book also talked about the privilege of white feminists over POC and it was dealt with well. The girls explained to Vivian how they were at a larger disadvantage than her and the other white girls.

Find my review of Moxie here.

Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan

This is probably a comfort book for me now. I read again a couple days ago, cried a bunch, and then re-read my favorite parts.

Ace is an amazing love interest. He understood Karina’s boundaries and never crossed them. He was so sweet to her, and their romance was just the best. Along with Ace, I also loved Karina’s friends Nandini and Cora. Literally friendship goals.

Karina’s parents made me so mad. You shouldn’t force your kid down a career path they don’t want.

And of COURSE, I loved Dadu. She was so sweet and so fierce, I just loved every chapter with her.

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

This was the first book about a genderfluid character I had ever read. I’m so glad I did.

Symptoms of Being Human is the story of Riley, a genderfluid teen. Riley was snarky, smart, and just a funny character to read about. Their relationship with the other characters was so sweet and refreshing.

The blog posts were amazing and I kind of wish there were more throughout the book. Riley explains what it’s like to be genderfluid in the voice of a teen. It was never boring and the writing always kept me engaged.

Read my review of Symptoms of Being Human here.

Made in Korea by Sarah Suk

I loved this. For a debut, it was amazing. Sarah Suk’s writing was nuanced and her characters were incredible. I really related to Valerie and her feeling like she wasn’t good enough, at least compared to her sister. Wes was so sweet, he was a character that was so easy to love. Charlie and Pauline were also awesome. I wish they were in more scenes because I feel like I automatically paid more attention to the book whenever those two were present.

Overall, a solid book. I’m excited to read more of Sarah Suk in the future.

What did you think of this post? Have you read any of these? Leave your thoughts on this post in the comments below!

26 thoughts on “5 Books That Are Set At School”

  1. i can’t wait to check out all the books on this list! CDWY is def a comfort read for me too, moxie was fun (one of the rare cases i liked the movie better lol), and made in korea, as well as of curses and kisses are super high on my tbr, so i can’t wait to check those both out too! thanks for sharing 💕

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