Anderson, Laurie Halse Catalyst
Barnes, Jennifer Lynn Fate
Bradley, Alex 24 Girls in 7 Days
Brashares, Ann Girls in Pants: the third summer of the sisterhood
takes place in the summer after graduation
Craft, Elizabeth Bass Ackwards and Belly Up
Crutcher, Chris Deadline
Doyle, Larry I Love You Beth Cooper
(The whole book takes place on graduation night)
Green,John Paper Towns and Abundance of Katherines
(Main character is dumped by his 19th girl named Katherine on graduation night, remainder of the books takes place the summer after graduation)
Leitch, Will Catch
(one of my favorite "lesser known" YA books) takes place the summer after graduation and is very much about deciding what you want to do and who you want to be next.
Meehl, Brian Suck It Up
Werlin, Nancy Double Helix
(involves graduating and deciding what to do after that (college or working)
Posted to YALSABK by Brenda Finn


After Graduation Posted to YALSABK by
Shift - Jennifer Bradbury
Forever in Blue - Ann Brashares
The Vast Fields of Ordinary - Nick Burd
86 Bloomburg Place series - Melody Carlson
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You - Peter Cameron
Texas Gothic - Rosemary Clement-Moore
Very LeFreak - Rachel Cohn
Bass Ackwards and Belly Up - Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain
What a Boy Needs - Nyrae Dawn
Tam Lin - Pamela Dean
Along For the Ride - Sarah Dessen
Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
Zoology - Ben Dolnick
Enchanted Ivy - Sarah Beth Durst
Love Story - Jennifer Echolls
Battle Dress - Amy Efaw
Jerk, California - Jonathan Friezen
The Sweetness of Salt - Cecilia Galante
Reunited - Hilary Weisman Graham
An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
The Summer My Life Began - Shannon Greenland
Don't Stop Now - Julie Halpern
We'll Always Have Summer - Jenny Han
Kiss the Morning Star - Elissa Janine Hoole
Wanderlove - Kirsten Hubbard
The Ivy - Lauren Kunze
The Disenchantments - Nina Lacour
Catch - Will Leitch
The Piper's Son - Melina Marchetta
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer - Lish McBride
Jessica Darling series - Megan McCafferty
Purple Heart - Patricia McCormick
Sophomore Switch - Abby McDonald
The Nanny Diaries and Citizen Girl - Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Best Friends - Martha Moody
Sunrise Over Fallujah - Walter Dean Myers
Alice on Board - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Surf Mules - G. Neri
Black Girl, White Girl - Joyce Carol Oates
The Dive From Clausen's Pier - Ann Packer
Secret Society Girl and sequels - Diana Peterfreund
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone - Kat Rosenfeld
Rainbow Road - Alex Sanchez
While He Was Away - Karen Schreck
To Timbuktu - Casey Scieszka
Act of Grace - Karen Simpson
Ghosts of War - Ryan Smithson
Anatomy of a Boyfriend - Daria Snadowsky
The Fallback Plan - Leigh Stein
Irises - Francisco X. Stork
Somebody Everybody Listens To - Suzanne Supplee
Psych Major Syndrome - Alicia Thompson
Putting Makeup on Dead People - Jen Violi
Hacking Harvard - Robin Wasserman
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
Long May She Reign - Ellen Emerson White
Funny How Things Change - Melissa Wyatt
An Off Year by Claire Zulkey
I Am the Messenger - Markus Zusak
Kristi Cates
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Normal Public Library