What comes to mind first? (Go ahead and peek at your Goodreads account if you must. I did.) Here are the YA novels I've read fairly recently that came to mind:
JUST ONE WISH by Janette Rallison. Such a sweet, funny, heartrending story. Read an interview I did with Janette HERE and my review of the book HERE.
CRUSH CONTROL by Jennifer Jabaley. Laughed a lot. Read an author interview I did with Jennifer HERE.
THE SECRET JOURNAL OF BRETT COLTON by Kay Lynn Mangum. Cried a ton. Loved it! Read and interview I did with Kay Lynn HERE.
THE KEEPER'S QUEST by Kelly Nelson. Adventure I won't forget and characters I love. More of my thoughts on this book HERE. Also, read an author interview I did with Kelly HERE.
SING ME TO SLEEP by Angela Morrison. Heartbreaking. And don't you love the cover? I do. Read my short review of this novel HERE.