The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg–Penny is sick of boys and dating and forms the Lonely Hearts Club for girls who feel the same. If you are a Beatles fan and a female, this is the book for you.
The Long Way Home by Andrew Klavan–This sounds like a Bourne movie or Alex Rider readalike. Charlie West is on the run from the law. He’s been framed for a crime he didn’t commit.
The Orange Houses by Paul Griffin–Tamika, a fifteen-year-old hearing-impaired girl, Jimmi, an eighteen-year-old veteran who stopped taking his antipsychotic medication, and sixteen-year-old Fatima, an illegal immigrant from Africa, meet and connect in their Bronx, New York, neighborhood,with devastating results.
Bayou, vol. 1 by Jeremy Love–This beautiful graphic novel is written in a lyrical style, which is a mixture of magic and reality. Lee Wagstaff is a young daughter of a slave living in the bayou. When her white friend is kidnapped by a swamp creature, Lee’s father gets blamed and has to go on a great adventure to clear his name.
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