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Life is a Tale Told By a Cringing Idiot: The Best YA Quotes About Being Awkward

;POP QUIZ. Young-adult fiction is defined by:

a) a journey

b) a maturation from child to adult

c) the search for identity

d) AWKWARDNESS SO PROFOUND IT TURNS YOUR STOMACH INTO A BASEBALL GLOVE OF CRINGE.

The correct answer is: d).

We have scoured the stacks for literature dealing with the human condition* and present to you consolation from the greatest writers of all time (if you consider Rainbow Rowell to be one of the greatest writers of all time).

*THE HUMAN CONDITION IS AWKWARDNESS.