Poetry might not have an outright bad rap, but we’ve found that if you ask someone if they actually like it, they’ll be hesitant to answer. We get it… but also we don’t. Because poetry has a way of conveying an incredible amount of emotion, and if you haven’t fallen in love with it yet, it’s because you haven’t found the right kind. And where better to start for book nerds than with novels written in verse?
We put together a list of YA books that we think you’ll love, regardless of—or, especially because of—the way that they’re written. The ways these authors write accent the stories so well, we can’t imagine them being told in straightforward prose. So scroll down, add some new books to your TBR, and get ready to fall fast and hard for them all!