Check out the blog post from YALSA at The Hub that inspired this Edition. It can be found here.
Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman Hardcover, 330 pages HL750L How many people are you friends with online that you haven’t met in real life? What do you really know about all the people you use to pad the number of friends you have on Facebook? What would you do if you were … Continue reading
Forged by Fire (Hazelwood High, #2) by Sharon M. Draper Paperback, 160 pages 780L Forged by Fire is the second book in The Hazelwood High trilogy that begins with Tears of a Tiger. This installment follows Andy’s friend Gerald. If you can’t see the trailer below, try scanning the QR code at the bottom of … Continue reading
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher Paperback, 298 pages 1000L At Cutter High School, the jocks reign, and there’s a zero tolerance policy against wearing a letter jacket if you’re not an athlete. TJ Jones is resolved to take the rag-tag group of misfits making up the newly-formed swim team, find them a place to belong, … Continue reading
Paperback, 224 pages 920L I read Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes in the car on the drive from Nashville to Indianapolis with my grandparents and mother. I’ve heard a number of good things about Chris Crutcher, through I had only read Deadline (which is also fantastic). Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes was added to my … Continue reading
Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser Paperback, 128 pages 760L I can’t remember where I was when I learned of the shooting at Columbine. I’m fairly certain I was somewhere in North Central (my high school), but I have no recollection of any more than that. Given that bullying is a hot topic … Continue reading
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman Hardcover, 336 pages 820L I’ve been waiting for Bruiser since April of last year (edit: this was written in 2009), and it was well worth the wait. In Bruiser, Shusterman uses multiple perspectives again, and more successfully than in Unwind. This time, we’re only in the heads of the principle characters, … Continue reading