Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon, is the touching story of a girl confined to her house because of her immunodeficiency. When an intriguing boy moves in next door, she risks everything to break free of the restrictions that have held her captive her entire life.
Fell of Dark, by Caleb Roehrig, is a book about vampires for people who don’t like books about vampires, and also people who do like books about vampires. It’s a ton of fun with a fantastic supporting cast.
The Need, by Helen Phillips, is a crazy, gripping, page-turner of a book that will leave you wondering “what did I just read?” I can’t remember who recommended it to me, but I’m glad they did.
The surprise announcement of a Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, took the young adult book world by storm. I picked it as one of my most anticipated books of 2020. Set 64 years before Katniss volunteers as tribute, Suzanne Collins shows us the beginning of Coriolanus Snow’s rise to power.
The Similars, by Rebecca Hanover, is a thriller set at a boarding school in the near-future. The biotechnology to produce human clones exists, but it’s banned in many countries. Imagine the surprise when six clones show up for class at an elite boarding school – and they’re the exact replica of six current students.
They Went Left, by bestselling author Monica Hesse, is the heartbreaking story of a girl, freed from a Nazi concentration camp, intent on finding her younger brother. It was one of my most anticipated books of 2020 and surpassed my high expectations.