Young Adult Favorites For April

Article by Danielle

Here are some of the best of the best in recent YA fiction! -Mary

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ISBN: 9780399256929
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - February 12th, 2013

We’ve all wanted to escape our hometowns before, but perhaps none of us as much as Josie Moraine. Josie lives and works in a bookstore in the French Quarter in the 1950s, which wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t known amongst the locals as the daughter of a prostitute. Just when Josie thinks she may have finally finagled her way into Smith, the Northeastern college of her dreams, the murder of a wealthy tourist in the Quarter threatens to destroy everything Josie knows and loves. Part murder mystery, part portrait of segregated New Orleans and part coming of age story, OUT OF THE EASY is a new Brazos Bookstore favorite.

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ISBN: 9781250012579
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 26th, 2013

Rowell’s novel is the story of tween love with a welcome twist. Eleanor, a poor, quirky redhead with an abusive step-father, is the new kid in town. Park is a Korean-American boy whose “cool” status hangs perpetually by a thread. Their lives are thrown together when Park reluctantly gives Eleanor a seat beside him on the bus and slowly, very slowly, a love for comics, then music, and then each other emerges. Earnestly and honestly told, ELEANOR & PARK will having you wishing - despite yourself - that you could go back and experience first love all over again. If you don't believe me, check out John Green's glowing NYT review!

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The 5th Wave Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399162411
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2013

For those of you on the lookout for the next big thing in young adult fiction, Rick Yancey’s post-apocalyptic novel THE FIFTH WAVE is it. Touted as being a cross between THE PASSAGE and ENDER’S GAME, this fast-paced thriller is an all-consuming, irresistable mélange of alien invasion, familial loyalty and good old fashioned mushy gushy forbidden love. It comes out May 7th. Pre-order it now!

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