Realistic teen life plus a hefty dose of magic realism equals a mighty fine read! Gretchen Wing's "The Flying Burgowski" will lift you above it all and satisfy your longing for a really good YA book.
FRUIT of MISFORTUNE (Creatura #2) by Nely Cab – Science Fiction & Fantasy/Myth & Legends/Paranormal & Urban/Folklore
Being eighteen-years-old can suck. Take heart readers, it's not as if you're eighteen and destined to turn into a monstrous beast like Isis -- a suspenseful YA read with quick-witted banter.