Books by S.L. Rottman

OUT OF THE BLUE by S.L. Rottman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Timely. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Stu knows the military. Read full book review >
SLALOM by S.L. Rottman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Predictable, unimaginatively dialogue-driven, rhythmically repetitive, and full of flat, unlikable characters, Rottman's story about skiing, trust, and tough love strives for Chris Crutcher stardom, but unfortunately doesn't venture further than the bunny slope. (Fiction. YA)"
Sandro, a natural-born skier, sacrifices his ski-championship dreams by working part-time (to help pay the rent) at the ski shop at the resort where he lives with his mom. Read full book review >
SHADOW OF A DOUBT by S.L. Rottman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Too comforting an ending, as Daniel may still be convicted and sentenced to death, but thoughtful and forgiving of the large and small weaknesses of parents and children. (Fiction. YA)"
Debate team discussions of forgiveness and justice take on new weight when the brother of a team member may have committed murder. Read full book review >
STETSON by S.L. Rottman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2001

"Although Stetson's life is full of obstacles, his road ahead leads out of town and toward a new life, giving readers hope for eking out their own futures. (Fiction. YA)"
In the small mill town where Stetson lives, most of the other males his age are already working, married, and raising a family. Read full book review >
HERO by S.L. Rottman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A homework assignment about heroes forms an awkward bracket around the main story, in which Sean's surly, snarling mother is a caricature cast among other more realistically drawn adults, and Dave's shining heroism is a transplant from another era entirely. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Rottman's first novel pits a bitter teenager against some caring adults and levels his defenses with the prospect of a secure future. Read full book review >