Books recently received: February 23.
The Dogs, by Allan Stratton
Cameron and his mother have been running from his father for five years. They hole up in a house to hide... and Cameron starts seeing things that may or may not be there. This one doesn't come out until September, but I foresee myself reading it waaaaaaaay before then.
Jesse's Girl, by Miranda Kenneally
Maya says she wants to be a rock star at her high school Career Day... and ends up shadowing Jesse Scott, Nashville's hottest teen idol. I'm familiar with Kenneally, of course, but I still haven't read her. Should I bump her up the pile?
This Book is Gay, by James Dawson
Nonfiction! It's an instruction guide for LGBT+ youth, and a follow-up to Dawson's Being a Boy, which was an instruction guide for male adolescents.
The Escape, by Hannah Jayne
Thriller-mystery about two boys who go for a hike... and the one boy who comes back. Hopeful that this'll be an April Henry readalike.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli
Vision in Silver, by Anne Bishop
Book three in the Others series, which I am unfamiliar with. There is a character called Simon Wolfgard, which might be a dealbreaker for me. I realize that that makes me sound like a huge jerk, but truth is truth.
Playing a Part, by Daria Wilke
First YA novel translated from Russian! AND it's a coming out story. That was originally published the same month that Russian passed those "gay propaganda" laws. So, yeah. This is one NOT TO BE MISSED.
The Tragic Age, by Stephen Metcalfe
Coming-of-age story about a seventeen-year-old boy struggling with the death of his twin sister, among other things. Two new people come into his life, one representative of growth and moving forward, one representative of disaster.