Books by Pat Schmatz

LIZARD RADIO by Pat Schmatz
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Sophisticated, character-driven science fiction, as notable for its genderqueer protagonist as for its intricate, suspenseful plot. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
In a dystopian future, Kivali Kerwin, nicknamed Lizard, is sent to prepare for adulthood at a government-run CropCamp. Read full book review >
BLUEFISH by Pat Schmatz
FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A story rife with unusual honesty and hope. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A young teen loner gradually learns to accept the friendship of an outspoken girl in this problem novel filled with likable, idiosyncratic characters. Read full book review >
MOUSETRAPS by Pat Schmatz
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Both chilling and sweet. (Fiction. 13-15)"
Adorable cartoons of mice getting caught in Rube Goldberg-esque mousetraps add a deceptively lighthearted note to Maxie's high-school tale. Read full book review >
CIRCLE THE TRUTH by Pat Schmatz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"This rhapsody on faith, acceptance, patience and the relationship between 'truth' and 'reality' is an unusual and valuable addition to the pantheon of literature for youth, particularly since faith is so seldom addressed with such neutrality in books for younger readers. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Eighth-grader Orithian Haley, nicknamed "Rith," is an extremely sullen and resentful member of a blended family. Read full book review >