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Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

What it’s about (from Goodreads):

Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named Leila. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.

Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila’s own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth—sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you’re looking for is to get lost along the way.

Why I added it: I saw Alsaid on Yallfest’s Snapchat. He introduced himself as a Mexican Jew with an Arabic name. I thought, I’m interested in the story he has to tell.

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

What it’s about (from Goodreads):

Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah’s story to tell. The later years are Jude’s. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

Why I added it: Well, that’s fairly simple. One of my dissertation committee members sent me this tweet

That links to this tweet

So I added it.

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