Books by Lamar Giles

THE LAST LAST-DAY-OF-SUMMER by Lamar Giles
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2019

"This can't be the last we ever hear of the Legendary Alston Boys of the purely surreal Logan County—imaginative, thrill-seeking readers, this is a series to look out for. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Can this really be the first time readers meet the Legendary Alston Boys of Logan County? Cousins and veteran sleuths Otto and Sheed Alston show us that we are the ones who are late to their greatness. Read full book review >
SPIN by Lamar Giles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2019

"Not to be missed. (Mystery. 12-18)"
Two African-American teens who dislike each other find themselves working together to solve the murder of a mutual friend. Read full book review >
FRESH INK by Lamar Giles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"This beautiful, moving, and insightful collection is quintessentially American and a valuable addition to all middle and high school classrooms. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Thirteen leading YA voices from diverse backgrounds lend their talents to this anthology of 12 fictional short stories. Read full book review >
OVERTURNED by Lamar Giles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"An utterly compelling whodunit. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A fast-paced mystery uncovers a truth hidden by the bright lights of Las Vegas. Read full book review >
ENDANGERED by Lamar Giles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 2015

"Suspenseful and often wise. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
A teen vigilante finds the tables turned when a mysterious correspondent uncovers her secret identity. Read full book review >
FAKE ID by Lamar Giles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Fast action, judicious plot twists, and sufficiently evil teens and adults should keep thrill-seeking readers awake long into the night. (Thriller. 13-18)"
It's not easy being a teen. But what if that fake ID in your pocket isn't just a convenient way to score beer; it's your key to survival in a witness protection program? Read full book review >