DR. BIRD'S ADVICE FOR SAD POETS by Evan Roskos
Released: March 5, 2013

"Captivating introspection from a winning character. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Self-deprecating humor abounds in this debut novel that pulls no punches about the experience of depression and anxiety for its teen protagonist. Read full book review >
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy and tear-jerking, this winning romance will captivate teen and adult readers alike. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Awkward, prickly teens find deep first love in 1980s Omaha. Read full book review >

Released: May 27, 2013

"An exceptionally well-written journey to make sense of the senseless. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After one life-changing night with her secret crush Andy Cooper, Frenchie Garcia, a cigarette-smoking artist who quotes Dickinson and hangs out in a cemetery, is haunted. Read full book review >
THE WAR WITHIN THESE WALLS by Aline Sax
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Gripping, powerful, shattering. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
The sights, sounds and smells of the Warsaw ghetto assail readers' senses in a raw, brutal telling of the unimaginable horror of that time and that place. Read full book review >
SOMEBODY UP THERE HATES YOU by Hollis Seamon
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A fresh, inspiring story about death and determination. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
When you're surrounded by death, anything can look like a good opportunity. Read full book review >

MIDWINTERBLOOD by Marcus Sedgwick
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Haunting, sophisticated and ultimately exquisite. (author's note) (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
The Time Traveler's Wife meets Lost in this chilling exploration of love and memory. Read full book review >
OUT OF THE EASY by Ruta Sepetys
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Immensely satisfying. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Step right onto the rough streets of the New Orleans French Quarter, circa 1950… Read full book review >
WINGER by Andrew Smith
Released: May 14, 2013

"Bawdily comic but ultimately devastating, this is unforgettable. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A boarding school is the setting for life-changing experiences in this smart, wickedly funny work of realistic fiction from the author of The Marbury Lens (2010). Read full book review >