This is probably the quirkiest Top 5 I've taken on yet, and the one that's required the most thought.
Witty humour and an undeniable chemistry between the leads makes for a fun summer read, but Carter Lane's thoughtless selfishness is almost enough to derail your enjoyment of the book.
"I have a message to spread: that being a refugee is not a choice. That we too can achieve great things." -Yusra Mardini
Mentor figures don't always have to be parents, and the best mentor figures often have no blood relation to their protégés. The most interesting mentors aren't necessarily the best ones, either--there are quite a few YA mentors who wind up clashing with their former students.
Tradition does a fine job taking on the muddied waters of consent and rape culture, getting the central message right. Where it trips up is everything else.