Yearning Young is the second book in the Burning Britely series by Deidre Huesmann. As with the first book, this is a great YA/coming of age story, full of self-discovery and realization, some angst, drama, friendship, expectations, emotions, dysfunctional family dynamics, and self-acceptance.
The book is an emotive, quick and easy read. It has a great pace and a smooth flow. The story and characters were interesting and quite relatable. And, like the first story, I loved the strong character development and growth that occurred over the course of the story/series. The characters were fully realised, and the story had a depth that packed quite a bit of intensity at times. We have met these characters in the first book, and while book one was from Jeff’s perspective, this one gives us Braeden’s POV.
I do recommend reading this book, especially to those who love a great YA novel that has depth, emotion, and wonderful characters grappling with ‘life’, right on the cusp of adulthood.
Thank you, Ms. Huesmann!
Reviewed by @angelahayes