October 10, 2020 Jillian Cantor's new YA novel lifts some of the elements of Jane Austen's classic — like character names — wholesale. But you'll enjoy it more if you don't expect the plot to follow exactly.
September 6, 2020 In Shannon Hale's new novel, a former child actor — who's finding her teen years challenging after a failed audition — discovers that she can physically enter books and become part of their stories.
August 30, 2020 When you think of author and illustrator Arnold Lobel, you probably think of Frog and Toad, his amphibian forever friends — but this story of loving things and letting them go deserves a fresh look.
July 16, 2020 Pretty in Pink meets Sliding Doors in this what-if story. High-schooler Emelia gets the chance to go back and change one decision in her past — but then she has to learn to live with the changes.
May 16, 2020 In Amanda Sellet's charming young adult romance, a teenage bookworm transfers to the local public high school and discovers that the literary classics she lives by aren't quite a match for real life.
April 11, 2020 None of us are likely to have a glorious summer this year — but crack open Jessica Pennington's new Meet Me at Midnight and follow the charming enemies-to-lovers story, and you'll get close.
March 8, 2020 Sara Fujimura's new novel is a rich, emotionally layered story about two talented teenage ice-skaters learning to balance life on and off the ice — and also, a lot of deliciously detailed food.
February 23, 2020 Hannah Capin's new young adult novel is a modern-day retelling of Macbeth — centered on Lady Macbeth, now a high-schooler taking bloody revenge on the prep school boys who assaulted her at a party.
January 30, 2020 Kerstin Gier's new young adult novel takes place at a grandly faded resort high up in the Swiss Alps, where young intern Sophie is surrounded by a complex, international cast of characters.
January 14, 2020 Fans of You've Got Mail will find a lot to love in Tiana Smith's tale of a high-achieving high-schooler who gets distracted by a correspondence with another student whose identity is a mystery.
November 21, 2019 Lance Rubin's new novel follows an aspiring young comedian as she navigates the rough waters of romance, improv and her father's failing health, with plenty of laughs to light the darker moments.
October 13, 2019 Author and poet Brynne Rebele-Henry transplants the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice to modern-day Texas, for a wrenching tale of two young women whose love lands them in a religious re-education camp.
October 5, 2019 It might seem early for a Christmas-themed book, but Ashley Elston's novel — about a girl whose overly involved family sets her up on a series of blind dates — is so delightful you won't mind.
September 6, 2019 Sisters Maika and Maritza Moulite tackle heavy issues in this novel about a girl who gets sent to live with her aunt in Haiti, and discovers more than she bargained for about the women of her family.
August 31, 2019 Shana Silver's young adult debut follows a young prodigy at a school for gifted students who discovers that her father's memory-hacking technology is being used for nefarious purposes.