With the very much-anticipated arrival of spring, beach-trips and park-visits weather has officially arrived. The sun is out longer, which means we want to be, too. What better companion to bring along with you than an underrated book we’re sure you won’t want to put down? Whether you think you’ve read it all or are looking for some recommendations, we’ve created a list of YA novels that deserve more recognition. These novels are filled with stories that tackle conversations and dynamics that have been sidelined for too long. So if you’re ready for some drama, lessons of identity, romance, social justice, and more, you’re going to want to check out the following books. Who knows, you may end up discovering a new favorite!