I’m of the belief that all YA novels are secretly coming of age novels, but there are definitely some that are extra helpful when you’re trying to figure out who you are. Feeling confused, angry, scared, sad, lost? There’s a book for that (and it’s way more helpful than an app, let me tell you). One book that really highlights the importance of discovering who you want to be is Laurent Linn’s Draw the Line, which is all about finding where you belong. It’s no surprise Draw the Line fits right into Riveted’s Summer of Self-Discovery! You can even read an extended excerpt until July 31st! Incase we somehow haven’t convinced you to read this fantastic (illustration filled!) novel yet, here’s the summary:
After a hate crime occurs in his small Texas town, Adrian Piper must discover his own power, decide how to use it, and know where to draw the line in this stunning debut novel exquisitely illustrated by the author.
Adrian Piper is used to blending into the background at his Texas high school. He may be a talented artist, a sci-fi geek, and gay, but none of those social groups get him…at all.
In fact, the only place he feels free to be himself is at his drawing table while he’s creating his own world through the Renaissance-art-inspired superhero of his own design, Graphite.
But in real life, when a hate crime spurs Adrian into action, he must decide what kind of person he wants to be. Maybe it’s time to not be so invisible after all—no matter how dangerous the risk.
When you’re done reading Draw the Line and you’re urging for more books about discovering who you are, we conveniently have a list of our top 10! What’s your favorite? Let us know in the comments!