12 Days of YA Book Recommendations

12 Days of YA Book Recommendations: Day 2 – Thriller

December 14, 2021

12 Days of YA Book Recommendations

On the second day of YA book recommendations, I’m recommending a page-turning thriller!

The Girls I've Been

You’re going to want to pick up a copy of The Girls I’ve Been right away! This twisty, high-stakes thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat. I loved how the timeline alternated between the present bank robbery and Nora’s childhood with her con artist mother—which unfolded the story in an interesting way. Nora’s voice is strong and her dialogue is entertaining as she finds a way to get herself and her friends out of a hostage situation alive. Read if you love: found families, twisty thrillers, fast-paced chapters, complex characters, multiple timelines, and queer romance.

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Follow along during the 12 Days of YA Book Recommendations!

Check out last year’s thriller recommendation.

What are your favorite thrillers? Let me know below in the comments!


  • Reply Genesis @ Whispering Chapters December 14, 2021 at 8:52 AM

    I had never seen this one before! It does sound intriguing and the alternating chapters sound like they add even more to the story.

    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

    • Reply Jordan December 14, 2021 at 10:46 AM

      It released at the beginning of this year so it’s a new title! ☺️

  • Reply Louie Mattox December 14, 2021 at 10:02 AM

    Twisty Thriller with queer romance? Yes, please! I can’t wait to see the Millie Bobby Brown Movie!

    • Reply Jordan December 14, 2021 at 10:45 AM

      I am so excited that this is being adapted! It will make a great movie.

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