Author Tara Kelly recently blogged about the importance of realistic stories in the young adult market and how many of these titles just don't get the attention that books of other genres receive.There's a great discussion going on at her blog (over 70 comments so far) with lots of recommendations for readers who enjoy realistic YA.

In addtion, Tara is hosting a giveaway of over one dozen books! Check it out here. The drawings will take place on June 30th, so get on over there with your recommendations!