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JEDI ACADEMY by Jeffrey Brown
by Jeffrey Brown, illustrated by Jeffrey Brown

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013
Sacrilege of the most satisfying kind. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
THE REASON I JUMP by Naoki Higashida
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 27, 2013
Anyone struggling to understand autism will be grateful for the book and translation. Read full book review >

BONES OF THE LOST by Kathy Reichs

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013
Reichs, never one to stint on complications, deals them out mostly seriatim instead of intermingling them, and it'll be a canny reader who sees the thread that runs through all the cases and binds them together. Read full book review >
THE WHOLE ENCHILADA by Diane Mott Davidson
Released: Aug. 27, 2013
Davidson snaps back from the mediocre Crunch Time (2011) with a more tantalizing puzzle. But fans may well skim the mystery and focus on the many appended recipes and bits of cooking lore scattered throughout. Read full book review >
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 27, 2013
Of the three intertwined plots, the Francoeur scheme is the deadliest, and the Ouellet saga will remind readers of the real-life Dionne family debacle of the 1940s. But it's Three Pines, with its quirky tenants, resident duck and luminous insights into trust and friendship, that will hook readers and keep them hooked. Read full book review >

SON by Lois Lowry
Released: Oct. 2, 2012
Bravo! (Fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
IF I STAY by Gayle Forman
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009
Forman excels at inserting tiny but powerful details throughout, including the realistic sounds, smells and vocabulary of a hospital, which will draw readers into this masterful text and undoubtedly tug at even the toughest of heartstrings. (Fiction. YA) Read full book review >
TAMARACK COUNTY by William Kent Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013
Lacking mystery and low on suspense, this installment reads more like a family in extremis soap opera larded with Native American lore. Wait till next year. Read full book review >
THE KILL LIST by Frederick Forsyth

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Aug. 10, 2013
Inspired by an actual kill list, Forsyth's latest thriller is, like Day of the Jackal and The Odessa File, ready-made for the screen. Read full book review >
THE BONE SEASON by Samantha Shannon

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013
The first of a projected set of seven novels, this book is for those who like their dystopian science fiction multilayered, philosophical and complex to the point of impenetrability. Read full book review >
NIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013
A touch too coyly postmodern at times, but a worthwhile entertainment all the same. Read full book review >
THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007
Junior's keen cartoons sprinkle the pages as his fluid narration deftly mingles raw feeling with funny, sardonic insight. (Fiction. YA) Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >