The Dangerous Art of Blending In
A raw, powerful, but ultimately uplifting debut novel perfect for fans of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe from debut author Angelo Surmelis.
Seventeen-year-old Evan Panos doesnt know where he fits in. His strict immigrant Greek mother refuses to see him as anything but a disappointment. His quiet, workaholic father is a staunch believer in avoiding any kind of conflict. And his best friend, Henry, has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer.
Tired, isolated, scaredEvan finds that his only escape is to draw in an abandoned monastery that feels as lonely as he is. And yes, he kissed one guy over the summer. But its Henry whos now proving to be irresistible. Henry, who suddenly seems interested in being more than friends. And its Henry who makes him believe that he deserves more than his mothers harsh words and terrifying abuse.
But as things with Henry heat up, and his mothers abuse escalates, Evan has to decide how to find his voice in a world where he has survived so long by being silent.
This is a powerful and revelatory coming-of-age novel based on the authors own childhood, about a boy who learns to step into his light.
Dress Codes for Small Towns
A Golden Kite Honor Book of 2018 * A Kirkus Best Book of 2017
A poetic love letter to the complexities of teenage identity, and the frustrations of growing up in a place where everything fits in a boxexcept you.David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite
"Courtney Stevens firmly reasserts herself as a master storyteller of young adult fiction; crafting stories bursting with humor, heart, and the deepest sort of empathy."Jeff Zentner, 2017 Morris Award Winner for The Serpent King
"Courtney Stevens carries us into the best kind of mess: deep friendships, small town Southern gossip, unexpected garage art, and unfolding romantic identity."Jaye Robin Brown, author of Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit
As the tomboy daughter of the towns preacher, Billie McCaffrey has always struggled with fitting the mold of what everyone says she should be. Shed rather wear sweats, build furniture, and get into trouble with her solid group of friends: Woods, Mash, Davey, Fifty, and Janie Lee.
But when Janie Lee confesses to Billie that shes in love with Woods, Billies filled with a nagging sadness as she realizes that she is also in love with Woodsand maybe with Janie Lee, too.
Always considered one of the guys, Billie doesnt want anyone slapping a label on her sexuality before she can understand it herself. So she keeps her conflicting feelings to herself, for fear of ruining the group dynamic.
Except its not just about keeping the peace, its about understanding love on her termsthis thing that has always been defined as a boy and a girl falling in love and living happily ever after. For Billiea box-defying dynamoits not that simple.
Readers will be drawn to Billie as she comes to terms with the gray areas of love, gender, and friendship, in this John Hughes-esque exploration of sexual fluidity.
This Book Is Gay
"The book every LGBT person would have killed for as a teenager, told in the voice of a wise best friend. Frank, warm, funny, USEFUL." Patrick Ness, bestselling author
Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder. This book is for YOU.
There's a long-running joke that, after "coming out," a lesbian, gay guy, bisexual, or trans person should receive a membership card and instruction manual. THIS IS THAT INSTRUCTION MANUAL. You're welcome.
Inside you'll find the answers to all the questions you ever wanted to ask: from sex to politics, hooking up to stereotypes, coming out and more. This candid, funny, and uncensored exploration of sexuality and what it's like to grow up LGBT also includes real stories from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, not to mention hilarious illustrations.
You will be entertained. You will be informed. But most importantly, you will know that however you identify (or don't) and whomever you love, you are exceptional. You matter. And so does this book.
One of The Guardian's Best Books of the Year
"This egregious gap has now been filled to a fare-thee-well by Dawson's book..." - Booklist (Starred)
- Sourcebooks Fire
Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Years Day to find himself in the hospital. Make that the psychiatric ward. With the nutjobs. Never mind the bandages on his wrists, clearly this is all a huge mistake. Jeff is perfectly fine, perfectly normalnot like the other kids in the hospital with him. Theyve got problems. But a funny thing happens as Jeffs forty-five-day sentence drags on: the crazies start to seem less crazy. . . .
Compelling, witty, and refreshingly real, Suicide Notes is a darkly comic novel that examines that fuzzy line between normal and the rest of us.
- Harper Teen
I was in an accident. I got out. I'm safe now. An alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, where a damaged clock can fracture timeand a destroyed one can stop it completely.
A prodigy mechanic who can repair not only clockwork, but time itself, determined to rescue his father from a Stopped town.
A series of mysterious bombings that could jeopardize all of England.
> A boy who would give anything to relive his past, and one who would give anything to live at all.
A romance that will shake the very foundations of time.
The first book in a dazzling new steampunk-fantasy trilogy, Timekeeper introduces a magical world of mythology and innovation that readers will never want to leave.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
This Printz Honor Book is a tender, honest exploration of identity (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendshipthe kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
- Pen/Faulkner Award Winner
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Now a major motion picture: Love, Simon, starring Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford! This edition includes new Simon and Blue emails, a behind-the-scenes scrapbook from the Love, Simon movie set, and Becky Albertalli in conversation with fellow authors Adam Silvera and Angie Thomas.
William C. Morris Award Winner: Best Young Adult Debut of the Year * National Book Award Longlist
"A remarkable gift of a novel."Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle
"I am so in love with this book."Nina LaCour, author of Hold Still
"Feels timelessly, effortlessly now."Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever
"The best kind of love story."Alex Sanchez, Lambda Award-winning author of Rainbow Boys and Boyfriends with Girlfriends
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed outwithout alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he's never met.
Incredibly funny and poignant, this twenty-first-century coming-of-age, coming out storywrapped in a geek romanceis a knockout of a debut novel by Becky Albertalli.
And don't miss Becky Albertalli's The Upside of Unrequited or Leah on the Offbeat!
Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip bandif he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away over rising dough and hot ovens. But while interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector, an easygoing guy who loves baking as much as Ari wants to escape it. As they become closer over batches of bread, love is ready to bloom . . . that is, if Ari doesnt ruin everything.
Writer Kevin Panetta and artist Savanna Ganucheau concoct a delicious recipe of intricately illustrated baking scenes and blushing young love, in which the choices we make can have terrible consequences, but the people who love us can help us grow.
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
Stonewall Book Award WinnerMike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist
One teenager in a skirt.
One teenager with a lighter.
One moment that changes both of their lives forever.
If it werent for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight.
We Are Okay
Winner of the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award
An achingly beautiful novel about grief and the enduring power of friendship, We Are Okay is an acclaimed best book of the year!
A TODAY Show Must-Read Book A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year A Seventeen Best Book of the Year A News & Observer Best Book of the Year A Booklist Editors' Choice selection A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A Bustle Best Book of the Year A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
Short, poetic and gorgeously written. . . . The world LaCour creates is fragile but profoundly humane. The New York Times Book Review
A beautiful, devastating piece of art. . . . An extraordinary work. Bookpage
You go through life thinking theres so much you need. . . . Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.
Marin hasnt spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy shes tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything thats been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.
An intimate whisper that packs an indelible punch, We Are Okay is Nina LaCour at her finest. This gorgeously crafted and achingly honest portrayal of grief will leave you urgent to reach across any distance to reconnect with the people you love.
Praise for We Are Okay
Nina LaCour treats her emotions so beautifully and with such empathy. Bustle
LaCour paints a captivating depiction of loss, bewilderment, and emotional paralysis . . . raw and beautiful. Booklist
Beautifully crafted . . . . A quietly moving, potent novel. SLJ
A moving portrait of a girl struggling to rebound after everything shes known has been thrown into disarray. Publishers Weekly
"Bittersweet and hopeful . . . poetic and skillfully crafted." Shelf Awareness
So lonely and beautiful that I could hardly breathe. This is a perfect book. Stephanie Perkins, bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss
As beautiful as the best memories, as sad as the best songs, as hopeful as your best dreams.
Siobhan Vivian, bestselling author of The Last Boy and Girl in the World
You can feel every peak and valley of Marins emotional journey on your skin, in your gut. Beautifully written, heartfelt, and deeply real. Adi Alsaid, author of Never Always Sometimes and Lets Get Lost
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