DEVOTED by Jennifer Mathieu
Released: June 2, 2015

"An engaging, illuminating, but never sensationalized portrayal of one plucky teen's self-discovery and pulling away from a controlling, restrictive (and real) religious movement. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Rachel tries to be devoted to her fundamentalist Christian church, but she's finding it increasingly challenging. Read full book review >
THIS BOOK IS GAY by James Dawson
Released: June 2, 2015

"Important for its frank sex talk but far less inclusive than it aims to be. (glossary, resources) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
An exuberant guide to LGBT life takes the stance that "being L or G or B or T or * is SUPER FUN." Read full book review >

THE DEVIL YOU KNOW by Trish Doller
Released: June 2, 2015

"It may be occasionally implausible, but the great pacing makes this a suspenseful romantic thriller. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Arcadia joins a weekend road trip with two handsome cousins she's just met. But one or both may be hiding a troubling secret. Read full book review >
PROOF OF FOREVER by Lexa Hillyer
Released: June 2, 2015

"A quick, enjoyable read that should resonate with readers on the cusp of adulthood, especially former campers. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Four high school friends on the verge of college attend a reunion party at Camp Okahatchee, the site of many life-changing experiences during their formative years. Read full book review >
THE GOOD GIRLS by Sara Shepard
Released: June 2, 2015

"A delectably devious conclusion. (Suspense. 14-18)"
The follow-up to gossipy thriller The Perfectionists (2014) begins with its protagonists reeling from a teacher's death.Read full book review >

Released: June 2, 2015

"Original and intriguing; a powerful debut. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Budding actor Rebecca Rivers knows who she is and where she's going; she's also shadowed by an old, unearned middle school reputation that refuses to die. Read full book review >
JOYRIDE by Anna Banks
Released: June 2, 2015

"Both a heart-stopper and heart-tugger. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Two teens form an unlikely bond across a racial and cultural divide. Read full book review >
Released: June 2, 2015

"A beach read with depth that will keep readers engaged. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Beautiful and gifted with a lovely voice, Elyse was on the verge of launching a successful singing career in Tobago with her twin sister, Natalie, until an accident ended her dreams and career forever. Read full book review >
DEADLY DESIGN by Debra Dockter
Released: June 2, 2015

"This engaging blend of science fiction and survival may well pique many interests. (Thriller. 14-18)"
When perfectionist, genetically modified teens start dying, surely slacker Kyle can't be next. Read full book review >
WAKANABI BLUES by Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel
Released: June 2, 2015

"Too many ideas and not enough focus unfortunately diminish what could have been a unique and much-needed novel exploring the lives of contemporary Native American teens. (author's note) (Mystery. 13-17)"
Mona Lisa LaPierre's academic parents are off to Russia for research, leaving the teen behind in a cabin deep in the woods of New England with her crotchety Mohegan Indian grandfather, whom she barely knows. Read full book review >
NEARLY FOUND by Elle Cosimano
Released: June 2, 2015

"A sequel every bit as nail-biting as its predecessor. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A mysterious killer once again targets Nearly "Leigh" Boswell for science-themed murders and harassment. Read full book review >
Released: June 2, 2015

"Readers eager for a didactic, anti-drug novel would do better to pick up the classic Go Ask Alice instead of this effort. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A suburban girl chronicles the joys and dangers of the drug Ecstasy in her journal. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >