Never, Always, Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
Dave and Julia have always been best friends, and when they start high school, they create a "Never List" -- a list of things that they're never, ever going to do in high school, to avoid all the typical high school cliches.
Fast forward to their senior year -- when they stumble upon their old list, and decide, as a joke, to do every "never" on the list before the end of school... and as an reader of teen novels would anticipate, thing don't go exactly as planned.
Sweet, and funny, and real -- Adi Alsaid realistically portrays the teen struggle to be truly yourself while taking part in the larger world around you.
Highly recommended for older teens who enjoy contemporary YA novels and who are contemplating that transition from high school to college. Because the novel alternates between both Dave and Julia's perspectives, it will have wide appeal to both genders.
Readers may also enjoy Alsaid's first novel, Let's Get Lost, or novels with alternating teen viewpoints, such as Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Naomi and Eli's No Kiss List, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson.