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And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky

Keek and her boyfriend just had their Worst Fight Ever; her best friend heinously betrayed her; her parents are divorcing; and her mom’s across the country caring for her newborn … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 4 Comments

Books that Rock: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

It’s the end of Year 12. Lucy’s looking for Shadow, the graffiti artist everyone talks about. His work is all over the city, but he is nowhere. Ed, the last … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

John Corey Whaley chats with the LA Times . . .

. . . about what inspired his Printz award winning novel and what is to come.  I’d been trying to find a good place to place a teenager — a … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Books that Rock: The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta (the ‘it’s about freakin’ time’ edition)

Melina Marchetta’s brilliant, heart-wrenching new novel takes up the story of the group of friends from her best-selling. much loved book Saving Francesca — only this time it’s five years … Continue reading

September 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Books that Rock: Getting the Girl by Markus Zusak

All Cameron Wolfe wants is to get the girl. (Yeah, in that sense too, but also to understand her, to hear her, to know her.) She’s got class, kindness, pride, … Continue reading

August 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Sam Border wishes he could escape. Raised by an unstable father, he’s spent his life moving from place to place. But he could never abandon his little brother, Riddle. Riddle … Continue reading

July 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Juliet by Anne Fortier

When Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told it will lead her to an old family treasure. Soon she is launched on … Continue reading

May 21, 2010 · Leave a comment