Books by Sarah Crossan

MOONRISE by Sarah  Crossan
Released: May 8, 2018

"Crossan's (We Come Apart, 2017, etc.) eloquent usage of language in this deeply affecting novel puts readers right at the heart of a very sensitive and timely story. (Novel in verse. 14-18)"
Moonrise encapsulates the decline of the Moon family after the eldest brother, Ed, is incarcerated for allegedly killing a police officer. Read full book review >
WE COME APART by Sarah  Crossan
Released: June 13, 2017

"Addresses persecution while reinforcing it. Skip. (Verse fiction. 14-16)"
Two teens with bad lives connect. Read full book review >
ONE by Sarah  Crossan
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"This is honest, unapologetic realism from a diverse perspective not often seen in fiction for teens. Not to be overlooked. (author's note) (Verse fiction. 12 & up)"
Two sisters come of age in this thoughtfully crafted, well-researched verse novel of emerging selfhood. Read full book review >
APPLE AND RAIN by Sarah  Crossan
Released: May 12, 2015

"A realistic if gently didactic tale about growing up and parenting. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Apple's got plenty to contend with: her best friend's deserted her, the boy she's attracted to barely knows she exists, and her overprotective Nana is a source of embarrassment at school—but what hurts most is her glamorous mother's abandonment 11 years ago. Read full book review >
RESIST by Sarah  Crossan
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"An above-average dystopia; intelligent and absorbing. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
This conclusion to the dystopian romance begun in Breathe (2012) follows a group of teens trying to survive in the airless, derelict wilderness outside of their domed, tyrannical pod. Read full book review >
THE WEIGHT OF WATER by Sarah  Crossan
Released: July 23, 2013

"Memorable. (Verse fiction. 10-14)"
In this taut portrayal of the immigrant experience, 12-year-old Kasienka moves with Mama from Gdansk, Poland, to Coventry, England, to find Tata, her father. Read full book review >
BREATHE by Sarah  Crossan
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A solid post-apocalyptic tale. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
An imaginative, convincing dystopian world dominates this intriguing debut, in which the population lives in domed cities after most of the oxygen has escaped the atmosphere. Read full book review >