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The 9 Most Overlooked Summer YA Novels You Should Read

  • TEEN

    SOLO

    AUG. 1, 2017

  • TEEN

    SAINTS AND MISFITS

    JUNE 13, 2017

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

SAINTS AND MISFITS

by S.K. Ali

This quiet read builds to a satisfying conclusion; readers will be glad to make space in their hearts—and bookshelves—for... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    SOVEREIGN

    JULY 25, 2017

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

SOVEREIGN

by April Daniels

Daniels doesn’t just perfectly “queer the capes,” she delivers a book that’s tightly packed with brilliantly rendered... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WILDMAN

    JUNE 6, 2017

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

WILDMAN

by J.C. Geiger

A thought-provoking, hilarious, eloquent story of a young man realizing that the world is much larger than the one set up... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WHEN I AM THROUGH WITH YOU

    AUG. 1, 2017

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

WHEN I AM THROUGH WITH YOU

by Stephanie Kuehn

Full of secrets and plot twists, Kuehn’s latest is a satisfying, sophisticated study in complicated relationships Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE LAKE EFFECT

    JULY 11, 2017

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE LAKE EFFECT

by Erin McCahan

This thoroughly enjoyable read is a seductive invitation to relax and let life happen. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE AUTHENTICS

    AUG. 8, 2017

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE AUTHENTICS

by Abdi Nazemian

Full of surprises both cultural and emotional, and narrated in the strong voice of a memorable protagonist, this is a tale... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    TASH HEARTS TOLSTOY

    JUNE 6, 2017

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

TASH HEARTS TOLSTOY

by Kathryn Ormsbee

A clever, thoroughly enjoyable addition to the growing body of diverse teen literature. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    BLACK LIGHT EXPRESS

    AUG. 1, 2017

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