Jackpot, by Dear Martin author Nic Stone, is a fun story about two teens on a treasure hunt, which layers in observations on race, class structures, and wealth. At its core is the mystery of the missing lottery ticket, with its two main characters hot on the case.
I Hope You’re Listening is Tom Ryan’s tense and suspenseful follow-up to his International Thriller Writer’s Award-winning Keep This To Yourself. I’d venture to say his latest is not only another award-worthy book, but it represents his best writing yet.
Love, Creekwood is a wonderful and fitting farewell to the world and characters introduced by Becky Albertalli in Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. This epistolary novella is told through a collection of group emails between Simon, Bram, Leah, Abby, and the rest of the gang.
Don’t Get Caught, by Kurt Dinan is the perfect book for people who love thrillers (like me), find themselves full of anxiety because of, well, everything, and want a fun read. I’m not sure who recommended it to me, but I’m eager to recommend it to you.
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.