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Best YA Mystery and Thriller of 2018

  • TEEN

    THE GRAND ESCAPE

    SEPT. 18, 2018

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE GRAND ESCAPE

by Neal Bascomb

A fine escapade related with proper drama and likely to be news even to well-read young historians. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE GOOD DEMON

    SEPT. 18, 2018

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE GOOD DEMON

by Jimmy Cajoleas ; illustrated by Michael Hoeweler

Eerie and compelling. Fast track it to the top of the TBR pile. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    I AM STILL ALIVE

    JULY 24, 2018

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

I AM STILL ALIVE

by Kate Alice Marshall

A taut, gripping page-turner with a strong female hero to root for. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    I, CLAUDIA

    OCT. 1, 2018

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

I, CLAUDIA

by Mary McCoy

A disturbing, suspenseful coming-of-age story about power, corruption, and the choices we make both for ourselves and the... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    HOME AND AWAY

    OCT. 16, 2018

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

HOME AND AWAY

by Candice Montgomery

A love letter to the intricacies of family and multitudinous black girlhood. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    NOTES FROM MY CAPTIVITY

    JULY 10, 2018

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