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THE YEAR OF BILLY MILLER by Kevin Henkes
Kirkus Star
by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Kevin Henkes

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013
Sweetly low-key and totally accessible. (Fiction. 7-10) Read full book review >
THE COUNTERFEIT AGENT by Alex Berenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014
Another well-crafted entry in Berenson's excellent John Wells series. Read full book review >

THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014
Sharp, funny and thrilling, with just the right amount of geekery. Read full book review >
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 11, 2014
A highly significant eye-opener rich in facts and enjoyment. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2014
A harrowing personal journey of courageous self-empowerment during wartime. Read full book review >

WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

Will Grayson loves indie rock, plays the eye-rolling angry stepchild to his extraordinarily giant, lovable, gay best friend Tiny Cooper and doesn't realize that he yearns for his other indie-rock-loving friend Jane until it's too late. will grayson (he never uses uppercase) hates most everything except sharing an XXL coffee with his best friend Maura each morning and covertly conversing with his Internet boyfriend every night. Read full book review >

ONE MORE THING by B.J. Novak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014
Novak creates a spectrum of work from the mediocre to the deliciously tongue-in-cheek. If you don't like something, just wait—a new piece is usually only a page or two away. Read full book review >
CELL by Robin Cook

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014
A disappointing attempt to link medicine and technology. Read full book review >
CONFESSIONS OF A WILD CHILD by Jackie Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014
Even the staunchest fans of the Santangelo family may be disappointed with this rather thin addition to the saga. Read full book review >
RIPPER by Isabel Allende

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014
Credit Allende for attempting to expand her range, but crime fiction is plainly not her forte. Read full book review >
GLITTER AND GLUE by Kelly Corrigan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2013
Written in a breezy style with humor and heart, the book reminds us how rewarding it can be to see a parent outside the context of our own needs. It's that illumination that allows Corrigan to turn what starts as a complaint about her mother into a big thank you. Read full book review >
ALL JOY AND NO FUN by Jennifer Senior
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Feb. 1, 2014
Senior could have made this book twice as long given the minefield parents and their kids face, but what she did produce is well-considered and valuable information. Read full book review >