Moonrise by Sarah CrossanGr. 9-12  Seventeen-year-old Joe Moon lives in New York state with his older sister, since their father died and mother went MIA. He also hasn’t seen his brother, Ed, for 10 years, and now there’s a month to go before Ed will be executed in Texas for a murder he says he didn’t commit. Determined not to let Ed spend that month alone, Joe heads to Wakeling, Texas, where he manages to wrangle a job, rent a tiny apartment, and befriend a local girl who understands his anger and frustration more than he knows. [Read More]