11 Experimental Young Adult Books That Break Out Of The Box (And Are SO Much Fun To Read)

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Traditional novels are fantastic — but sometimes, you just want to break out of the box a little. Maybe you're in a reading rut, or maybe you just want something new. If there is one thing experimental books do, it's engage you in a completely new way when reading a book. Their texts are filled with things like instant messaging, diary entries, and photographs, which allow stories to be told in more ways than simple words. And young adult lit has plenty of authors who also aren’t afraid to test what makes a novel a novel.

These 11 experimental YA books are the exact pieces you need to add a bit of punch to your bookshelf. Your brain will thank you.

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