I picked up Immunity, by Erin Bowman, as soon as I finished the first book in the series, Contagion. The conclusion to this duology offered everything I loved about the first book, plus the addition of a more typical young adult character arc for the main characters.
Contagion, by Erin Bowman, is a 2019 Edgar Award nominee for Best Young Adult Mystery. When it made its way to the top of my To Be Read pile and I read the jacket copy, I was excited to start. I could hardly put it down before I finished.
When I heard that Dear Martin, by Nic Stone, had been banned by the Columbia County (GA) School District, I added it to my To Be Read pile. As author Jodi Picoult pointed out in a Twitter thread, “When your books are banned, it makes kids want to read them more.”
I read Sadie, by Courtney Summers, back in January. Since then, the audiobook version won the 2019 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production as well as the 2019 Audie Award for Young Adult Audiobook. I decided to listen to the audiobook and I was blown away by it.