New Young Adult Books Have Arrived

July 13, 2008

We just got a new shipment of YA books, some of which are on summer reading lists, and they’re on our shelves now:

Ivy by Julie Hearn ~~ In mid-nineteenth-century London, young, mistreated, and destitute Ivy, whose main asset is her beautiful red hair, comes to the attention of an aspiring painter of the pre-Raphaelite school of artists who, with the connivance of Ivy’s unsavory family, is determined to make her his model and muse.

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow ~~ After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld ~~ Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally’s best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all. A Nutmeg 2009 book.

Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver ~~ 6,000 years ago, twelve-year-old Torak and his guide, a wolf cub, set out on a dangerous journey to fulfill an oath the boy made to his dying father–to travel to the Mountain of the World Spirit to destroy a demon-possessed bear that threatens all the clans.

Looks by Madeleine George ~~ Two high school girls, one an anorexic poet and the other an obese loner, form an unlikely friendship.

The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman ~~ A Brooklyn eighth-grader nicknamed Antsy befriends the Schwa, an “invisible-ish” boy who is tired of blending into his surroundings and going unnoticed by nearly everyone.

Tweak by Nic Sheff ~~ Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he developed addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to.