14. Beth Reekles • The Kissing Booth
If you’re 17 and you cannot find a single teen fiction book that you want to read, what do you do? If you’re Beth Reekles you write your own novel. Which is exactly what she did. Reekles first published her work online, chapter-by-chapter for free. Editors at Random House Children’s UK were impressed and The Kissing Booth, which follows never-been-kissed Elle Evans as she discovers an undeniable attraction with the bad boy in school, is now in print.