Recommended Reading

Happy New Year! I finally had time to catch up on my YA reading, so here are some recommendations:

Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis (NEW!)
Luther T. Farrell has it made...a fake ID, his own ride, and plenty of cash. That is, until his science fair project challenges the slum empire of his mother, the Sarge.

Double Helix by Nancy Werlin (NEW!)
What does they mysterious Dr. Wyatt have to do with Eli's past? And how far will Eli go to find out?

Half-Human compiled and edited by Bruce Coville
What if you had wings that didn't work? What if you had always felt a subtle pull to the sea? What if only one of your parents was human!? This book of short stories features work by fantasy writers like Nancy Springer, Tamora Pierce, Jane Yolen, and, of course, Bruce Coville.

Jude by Kate Morgenroth
Jude's father was a dealer...until he was killed in front of Jude. Jude's mother (a local district attorney) takes him in and sends him to a fancy prep school. But when one of the kids there dies from a drug overdose, Jude is suspected. The action in this book never stops!

Stoner and Spaz by Ron Koertge
What happens when a social reject with cerebral palsy becomes friends with the school druggie? Not what you'd expect.

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