BESTSELLERS

SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS by Lynn Weingarten
Released: July 7, 2015
Provides some tense moments but ultimately disappoints. (Suspense. 14-18)Read full book review >
REAWAKENED by Colleen Houck

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
Happily, this paranormal romance has enough humor to keep the pages flipping, though it's unlikely to attract fans not already devoted to the genre. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)Read full book review >

GOODBYE STRANGER by Rebecca Stead
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015
Superb. (Fiction. 11-14)Read full book review >
THE HEART OF BETRAYAL by Mary E. Pearson
Released: July 7, 2015
Despite flaws, solid and absorbing high fantasy, with a sudden breathless hook to the next installment. (Fantasy. 14-17)Read full book review >
EVERY DAY by David Levithan
Released: Aug. 28, 2012
An awe-inspiring, thought-provoking reminder that love reaches beyond physical appearances or gender. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >

FINDING AUDREY by Sophie Kinsella
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: June 9, 2015
An outstanding tragicomedy that gently explores mental illness, the lasting effects of bullying, and the power of friends and loving family to help in the healing. (Fiction. 12-18)Read full book review >
HITLER'S LAST DAYS by Bill O'Reilly
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015
Readers looking for a clear picture of "modern history's best-known evil ruler and murderer" or the course of World War II in general would be far better off skipping this knockoff for some of the well-chosen titles recommended at the end. (maps, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)Read full book review >
SAINT ANYTHING by Sarah Dessen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: May 5, 2015
A many-layered story told with a light touch. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 5, 2015
Sexy and romantic. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 28, 2015
Bound to be popular. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
RAD AMERICAN WOMEN A-Z by Kate Schatz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015
A "rad" alternative to less-inclusive albums, such as Cynthia Chin-Lee, Megan Halsey and Sean Addy's Amelia to Zora (2005). (websites) (Collective biography. 11-14)Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2012
Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2012), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >