SEPTEMBER GIRLS by Bennett Madison
Released: May 21, 2013

"A not-mermaid story for boys. (Magical realism. 14 & up)"
A meditation on manhood takes a turn into magical realism in this mesmerizing novel. Read full book review >
QUINTANA OF CHARYN by Melina Marchetta
Released: April 23, 2013

"Readers will have a hard time forgetting the complex, deeply human characters that populate this multifaceted narrative. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Fans of Finnikin of the Rock (2010) and Froi of the Exiles (2012) will find deep satisfaction in this finale to the Lumatere Chronicles. This trilogy, taken as a whole, is stronger than each of its distinct parts. Read full book review >

Released: March 12, 2013

"Far more than just a problem novel, this book sheds light on a serious issue without ever losing sight of its craft. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A nuanced, heart-wrenching and ultimately empowering story about bullying. Read full book review >
SEX & VIOLENCE by Carrie Mesrobian
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Utterly gripping. (Fiction. 16 & up)"
An intelligent, wry 17-year-old is brutally beaten in a communal shower by two classmates after he hooks up with one of their former girlfriends, setting the stage for a difficult recovery. Read full book review >
A CORNER OF WHITE by Jaclyn Moriarty
Released: April 1, 2013

"Quirky, charming, funny, sad: another winner from this always-surprising author. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Another one of a kind from the inimitable Moriarty, this time, a barely epistolary fantasy series opener unlike anything else out there. Read full book review >

DARIUS & TWIG by Walter Dean Myers
Released: April 23, 2013

"Myers at his impassioned best. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A beautifully written story of friendship and the strength required to rise above limiting circumstances. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Provides a human face, both beautiful and scarred, for the undocumented—a must-read. (epilogue, afterword, notes) (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nazario's critically acclaimed book Enrique's Journey, a heart-wrenching account of one young man's journey to migrate illegally from Honduras to the United States to find the mother who left when he was 5, has been newly adapted for young people. Read full book review >
MORE THAN THIS by Patrick Ness
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"In characteristic style, the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy delves into the stuff of nightmares for an existential exploration of the human psyche. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Seth, not yet 17, walks into the Pacific Ocean and ends his life. Or does he? Read full book review >