Girl, Interrupted meets American Horror Story in 1970s Staten Island, as the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan Collector blends fact, fiction, and the urban legend of Cropsey for a haunting story about a young woman mistakenly imprisoned at Willowbrook State School – the real state-run institution that Geraldo Rivera would later expose for its horrifying abuses.
Category: Young Adult Readers
Salt and Sugar by Rebecca Carvalho
The grandchildren of two rival Brazilian bakeries fall in love despite their families’ feud in this delicious debut rom-com perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Gloria Chao.
American Fever by Dur e Aziz Amna
American Fever marks the entrance on the international literary scene of the brilliant fresh voice of Dur e Aziz Amna.
Suck It in and Smile by Laurence Beaudoin-Masse
A funny, touching look at the life of a social media influencer who starts to question the #goals life she has created for herself.
I Miss You, I Hate This by Sara Saedi
Five Feet Apart meets Kate in Waiting in this timely story of two best friends navigating the complexities of friendship while their world is turned upside down by a global pandemic.
The Tuesday Night Survivors’ Club (Book 1) by Lynn Cahoon
New-age Sedona, Arizona seemed like the perfect place to open up a bookstore devoted to healing. But when a member of a local cancer survivor support book club goes missing, will this group’s sleuthing skills be enough to find her?
The Cartographers by Amy Zhang
Struggling to balance the expectations of her immigrant mother with her own deep ambivalence about her place in the world, seventeen-year-old Ocean Sun takes her savings and goes off the grid.
My Second Impression of You by Michelle I. Mason
Perfect for fans of Tweet Cute and Instant Karma, this YA romcom is a heartfelt story about a girl who thinks she knows everything about love — until she relives a day and discovers she had it all wrong.
I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers
Best-seller Summers’ Epstein-tinged thriller will be on the radar of her sizable fan base. Ready the waiting lists!
To Those on Both Sides of the Book Removal Issue by Author Ellen Hopkins
Author Ellen Hopkins wrote the best case against the current scourge of book banning. Most, if not all, of her deep dives into the challenges teens face are banned. Why? Because they’re real. There is no sugar coating. There is no topic she refuses to explore. She has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of young adults who needed to read what she has written in book after book. In this essay, she unapologetically stands tall in the case against book banning. Please read, and if you ever face a book banning enthusiast, you’ll be armed with the truth.