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Holly Schindler’s Award-Winning Debut Novel - The 2022 Re-Release

Fifteen-year-old Aura Ambrose has been hiding a secret. Her mother, a talented artist and art teacher, is slowly being consumed by schizophrenia, and Aura has been her primary caretaker ever since Aura’s dad left them. Convinced that creative expression is behind her mother’s deteriorating condition, Aura shuns her own artistic talent. But as her mother sinks still deeper into the darkness of her disorder, the hunger for a creative outlet draws Aura toward the depths of her imagination. Just as desperation threatens to swallow her whole, Aura discovers that art, love, and family are profoundly linked—and together may offer an escape from her fears.

Booklist Starred Review
Top Ten First Novels for Youth (Booklist)
Silver Medal, Foreword INDIES Book of the Year
Gold Medal, IPPY Awards

Sydney Salter's First YA Novel

Welcome to the summer of passion. For seventeen-year-old Jory Michaels, that means three sun-and-fun filled months of spending time with her best friends, obsessing over her crush, trying to find something she is passionate about, and…saving for a nose job. Jory is determined to lose the big, honking, bumpy monstrosity she calls the Super Schnozz—the one thing standing between her and happiness.

“Complex, likeable, believable characters, and a fresh, appealing fictional voice pull together this very agreeable summer romance.” –Kirkus Reviews

A YALSA/Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults/Bodies selection in 2010

Book 4 of Mary Strand's four-book Bennet Sisters YA series

Lydia Bennet is back in town.

After a year at reform school, Lydia returns home, unapologetic and ready to reclaim her title as leader of the pack. But where's the party? And why isn't she invited?

Home isn't much different from reform school - or jail. Her dad acts like a warden, and even her mom won't give Lydia time off for (almost) good behavior. Her twin sister thinks Lydia's the enemy, the other girls in her old posse treat her like roadkill, and most of the guys want her for one thing. The only guy who wants something different doesn't seem to want Lydia.

She's changed, but no one sees it or believes it. Is it too late to fix her bad-girl rep? Or should she just be the wild girl everyone thinks she is?

Patty Blount's Award-Winning 6th YA Novel - a #MeToo story

It's been two years since the night that changed Ashley's life. Two years since she was raped by her brother's teammate. And a year since she sat in a court and watched as he was given a slap-on-the-wrist sentence. But the years have done nothing to stop the pain.

It's been two years of hell for Derek. His family is totally messed up and he and his sister are barely speaking. He knows he handled it all wrong. Now at college, he has to come to terms with what happened, and the rape culture that he was inadvertently a part of that destroyed his sister's life.

When it all comes to a head at Thanksgiving, Derek and Ashley have to decide if their relationship is able to be saved. And if their family can ever be whole again. 

Junior Library Guild Fall Pick 2018
Athena Award Winner, Best YA Contemporary, 2019
Athena Award Winner, Best of the Best, 2019
Amelia Bloomer List, 2019
Children's Book of the Year, 2019

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Join feisty librarian-turned-time-cop Beryl Blue as she journeys to the past, the future, and everywhere in between to catch a time-traveling assassin - and save the man she loves, in the award-winning Beryl Blue, Time Cop time travel adventure series.


Laurie Faria Stolarz is the author of 18 novels for young adults including the Blue is for Nightmares series, the Touch series (a.k.a. the "Deadly Little" series), Project 17, Bleed, the Dark House series Shutter, and Jane Anonymous and its companion book, The Last Secret You'll Ever Keep (both pictured here with Pancake, my cat). For more information about me or my books, please visit my website: www.lauriestolarz.com.

Sara Biren
is the author of three young adult novels from Amulet Books: The Last Thing You Said, Cold Day in the Sun, and Bend in the Road. Learn more about her books and where to purchase at sarabiren.com/books.