Books by Andrew Smith

STAND-OFF by Andrew Smith
Kirkus Star
by Andrew Smith, illustrated by Sam Bosma
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A brave, wickedly funny novel about grief and finding a way to live with it, with sweetly realistic first sexual experiences. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Ryan Dean West, who skipped two grades in school, returns for his senior year at an Oregon boarding school in this follow-up to Winger (2013).Read full book review >
THE ALEX CROW by Andrew Smith
Released: March 5, 2015

"Magnificently bizarre, irreverent and bitingly witty, this outlandish novel is grounded by likable characters and their raw experiences. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Three stories wind round one another in unexpected ways in this science-fiction offering peppered with recurring symbols. Read full book review >
100 SIDEWAYS MILES by Andrew Smith
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"All of this and so many more exquisite details make this a breathtaking read. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A wickedly witty and offbeat novel involving (among many other things) best friends, first love, classroom behavior outrageous enough to bring about a teacher's aneurysm and a stunningly described shadow-puppet show. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"By that measure, then, this is a mighty good book. It is about everything that really matters. Plus voracious giant praying mantises. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
A meanderingly funny, weirdly compelling and thoroughly brilliant chronicle of "the end of the world, and shit like that." Read full book review >
WINGER by Andrew Smith
Released: May 14, 2013

"Bawdily comic but ultimately devastating, this is unforgettable. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A boarding school is the setting for life-changing experiences in this smart, wickedly funny work of realistic fiction from the author of The Marbury Lens (2010). Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Brilliant and remarkably unsettling. (Horror/fantasy. 16 & up)"
The menacing, post-apocalyptic world of Marbury is again richly imagined in this stunning sequel to The Marbury Lens (2010). Read full book review >
STICK by Andrew Smith
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"An altogether compelling, if disturbing work. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A fast-paced, unsettling portrayal of abuse and brotherly loyalty. Read full book review >
THE MARBURY LENS by Andrew Smith
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"However, in the end there are many questions left unanswered—which may well prove frustrating to readers expecting an explanation of Jack's experiences. (Horror/fantasy. 16 & up)"
An engrossing horror/fantasy hybrid, this page-turner will be best appreciated by those with a taste for ambiguous endings. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The cold-blooded murders Mitch commits on whim and Matthew's war experiences steer this thriller toward the upper end of the range; older teens will be riveted. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Abandoned by their mother, out of food and even water, 16-year-old Jonah and his brother, Simon, two years younger, embark on a brutal but mesmerizing road trip that steers an unswerving course toward tragedy. Read full book review >
GHOST MEDICINE by Andrew Smith
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"After a slow start, Smith canters to a satisfying finish. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
To escape the ghosts lurking between him and his father after his mother's death, 16-year-old Troy Stotts takes a job working for his crush Luz's father and spends his free time with his optimistic best friend, Tommy Buller, fixing up town recluse Rose's decrepit house. Read full book review >