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Best Teen & YA Novels About Family of 2022

  • TEEN

    HIGH SPIRITS

    APRIL 12, 2022

  • TEEN

    THE SECRETS WE KEEP

    NOV. 8, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE SECRETS WE KEEP

by Cassie Gustafson

An exceedingly well-written, powerful, and suspenseful novel that lights the path toward truthfulness and healing. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    ECHOES OF GRACE

    JUNE 21, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

ECHOES OF GRACE

by Guadalupe García McCall

A nouveau gothic tale with roots as deep as mesquite and a heart as wide as the Texas sky. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE 9:09 PROJECT

    NOV. 15, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE 9:09 PROJECT

by Mark H. Parsons

Exquisitely drawn characters and deeply authentic emotions elevate this to something greater than the sum of its parts. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    FOUR FOR THE ROAD

    AUG. 23, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

FOUR FOR THE ROAD

by K.J. Reilly

A heady round trip, heavy baggage and all, from heartbreak to healing. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THIS PLACE IS STILL BEAUTIFUL

    JUNE 7, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THIS PLACE IS STILL BEAUTIFUL

by XiXi Tian

Quiet yet powerful, complex, and grounded in the reality that nothing will ever be completely resolved. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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