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What YA Book You Are, Based On Your Enneagram Type

With a numerical system, the Enneagram functions similarly to the Zodiac and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Used to learn more about both others and yourself, sometimes identifying and differentiating the types is easier when provided with examples. So here are a few recommendations for all of you bibliophiles out there to add to your reading lists and gain some more knowledge on your personality type:

Type One- Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

The first in a trilogy, Chains follows Isabel, a slave fighting for her freedom. Having been promised to be set free after her owner’s death, she is instead sold to a cruel couple in New York, leading her to spy on them in order to aid the Patriots in the American Revolution. Isabel’s journey will appeal to a One’s ethical nature and determination in fighting for change.

Type Two- The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Two’s will find themselves drawn to the story of Hayley Kincain, a girl whose life is dedicated to taking care of her father, Andy, a veteran plagued with PTSD. Hayley is the embodiment of a Two’s values, putting her father’s needs over her desire for a personal life. This heartfelt book emphasizes the need for balance and self-care while also discussing the importance of family, making it a perfect fit for a Two.

Type Three- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

What better way to showcase a Three’s ambition than displaying three sisters fighting for a crown? The first in a quartet, this book follows Katherine, Arsinoe, and Mirabella as they fight not only for the throne, but for the power of their individual nations. Each girl’s story shines on its own while also intersecting in interesting ways.

Type Four-  Heartless by Marissa Meyer

A prequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from the Queen of Hearts’ perspective, this action-packed book will keep you on your toes. The protagonist, Caterhine, embodies the Four’s ideal of individuality, disobeying her parents’ wishes to marry the king and instead falling for the mysterious Jest. The book is packed with memorable characters both old and new, showcasing how a Four can often get stuck in a cycle of self-pity, resulting in their downfall.

Type Five- Looking For Alaska by John Green

John Green is the king of the contemporary YA genre, and Looking For Alaska is one of my favorite books ever. Following Miles “Pudge” Halter as he attends boarding school, Fives will be able to connect with his curiosity and attempt to decipher various complex ideas. From the “Great Perhaps” to the labyrinth of suffering to Alaska herself, the book has a philosophical outlook that you will absolutely adore.

Type Six- Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen

This contemporary novel centers around Ruby, a girl who is forced to live with her sister, Cora, after her mother abandons her. Sixes will identify with Ruby’s trust issues and struggle to open up to those around her. Her search for what “home” really means connects with Sixes’ desires for security and support. Filled with compelling characters, this book is one of my favorite contemporary YA books.

Type Seven- Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

A contemporary YA standalone, the story follows Emily as she completes an increasingly crazy to-do list left to her by her missing friend, Sloane. Sevens will love the fun antics created by the list as Emily slowly emerges from her shell in search of Sloane. A fun-filled tale with an emphasis on friendship, this heartfelt novel will show you a good time.

Type Eight- The Young Elites by Marie Lu

The first book in a trilogy, The Young Elites follows a group of teens who survive a blood fever only to discover that they’ve gained supernatural abilities. Primarily shown through the eyes of Adelina Amouteru, a girl gifted with the ability to create and manipulate illusions, this fantasy tale pulls no punches as it mixes in psychological thriller elements. Eights will connect with Adelina’s fight for control, as well as her struggles with the darker sides of her personality. Action-packed and increasingly complex, you won’t be able to keep yourself from reaching the emotional conclusion of the series.

Type Nine- My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

This contemporary YA book follows Anna Fitzgerald, a girl who sues her parents for medical emancipation when she discovers that she’s going to have to donate a kidney to her older sister, Kate, who is battling leukemia. With different chapters following various perspectives, Nines can relate to the family’s fight for peace and stability. The twist will also reveal why Anna has decided now to battle against her complacency, adding more connections to a Nine’s complexity in their pursuit of peace. I highly suggest not skipping out on the book to watch the movie, as the film completely changes the ending. Filled with twists and turns that will have you on edge until the end, it will absolutely break your heart.

Sianna Swavely is a Cinema, Television, and Media Production and Professional Writing major, with a minor in Communication Studies. In her free time, she can be found video editing, playing the piano, or watching Youtube videos while pretending to study.
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