Books by Will Weaver

THE SURVIVORS by Will Weaver
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Sobering, thoroughly credible and, ultimately, optimistic about the chances of our better natures triumphing when the going gets rough. (Science fiction. 10-13)"
A family fleeing rapidly degenerating social order caused by world-changing volcanic eruptions finds respite and new heart in this well-crafted sequel to Memory Boy (2001). Read full book review >
CHECKERED FLAG CHEATER by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"There's no drag here. (Fiction. YA)"
Weaver extends his Motor Series with this full-throttle, stand-alone sequel. Read full book review >
SUPER STOCK ROOKIE by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: March 19, 2009

"Racing action, sharp dialogue and solid characterization make this a good bet for young sports fans dreaming of the cars in their futures. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Success sometimes brings its own challenges, as Trace Bonham finds out when he wins the Super Stock tryouts at Rivers Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., picks up a corporate sponsor and becomes a well-paid Super Stock driver. Read full book review >
SATURDAY NIGHT DIRT by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: April 10, 2008

"Short chapters and a brisk pace, however, may attract those reluctant readers who can recite the firing order of a V-8 and know how to tighten down a valve cover. (Fiction. YA)"
Librarians need to steer boys who tinker with internal combustion engines to Weaver's latest work, set at the Headwaters Speedway, a dirt racetrack located in Northern Minnesota. Read full book review >
DEFECT by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Told with sensitivity and insight, this exploration of a young man's journey to self-acceptance seems particularly compelling in a world of extreme makeovers. (Fiction. 13-16)"
A teen with congenital physical abnormality must chose between being "normal" or "special." Read full book review >
FULL SERVICE by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"Superb. (Fiction. YA)"
A northern Minnesota small town in 1965 is the setting for Paul's summer of growing maturity while working at a Shell full-service gas station. Read full book review >
CLAWS by Will Weaver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2003

"Worthwhile, but a pity about the trifurcated personality. (Fiction. YA)"
A Minnesota teen who thinks he leads the perfect life finds out that he doesn't. Read full book review >
MEMORY BOY by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: March 31, 2001

"An absorbing tale set against a disturbing, plausibly developed background. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A suburban family flees the breakdown of law and order following a massive natural disaster in this tense near-future tale. Read full book review >
HARD BALL by Will Weaver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 31, 1998

"Still, Weaver succeeds in creating an offbeat, exciting narrative that features a credible hero who is unpolished and thoroughly human. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Weaver (Farm Team, 1995, etc.) continues his clear-eyed scrutiny of the adventures of 14-year-old Billy Baggs; Billy's father is out of jail and his mother, having tasted independence while her husband was away, holds on to the gains she has made in the household's balance of power. Read full book review >
FARM TEAM by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: June 30, 1995

"From conflict to contradiction and from contradiction to understanding, the narrative pulls readers along, every event staged with precision. (Fiction. 12+)"
Weaver (Striking Out, 1993) begins his novel in black and white, swiftly setting up a Dickensian network of coldness and cruelty around Billy, 13. Read full book review >
STRIKING OUT by Will Weaver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

A meaty story of a hard-working Minnesota farm family, still grieving five years after a son's accidental death. Read full book review >