One thing that ALWAYS thrills me as a reader and blogger is coming across a YA books set in college. There’s just really not enough, and it’s such an important, formative time in the young adult experience. I’ve seen a lot of NA books set in college however they’re usually super romance focused and not as focused on the actual college transition. I decided to round up some of my favorite YA books with college settings and note some of the elements of the college experience they include.
While I enjoyed all four of these books immensely, these recommendations aren’t perfect- they all focus on freshman year and I haven’t been able to find YA books that look beyond the first year of college (and from my experience there a LOT that changes over the course of four years). However, given YA usually features teen protagonists, I can see the appeal/reasoning of only featuring characters fresh out of high school.
Do you have more recommendations for YA books in a college setting? Have you read any that are set past the freshman year of college? Let me know in the comments!