Young Adult has several genres from which to choose. These days, I think paranormal books (Twilight and such) get a lot of attention, but there are many YA readers who love contemporary, realistic fiction as well. Search results for my website have shown me that some readers out there who have read Freefall are looking for similar books to check out.

One of these days I'll have to put together a list of contemporary novels that I've read and recommend. For now, though, I'll direct you elsewhere!

Kelley Vitollo wrote about "Contemporary LOVE" and gave a few recommendations based upon her recent reads. There is also a discussion in the comments with further suggestions.

Kari at A Good Addition posted her "Top Five Reasons to Read Contemporary Fiction." She also offered suggestions and the conversation continued in the comments section.

I hope these post give you some good ideas. Happy reading!