Anatomy of a Misfit, Andrea Portes's sad, funny, and romantic YA novel (based on actual events), is described as "Mean Girls meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower." What's not to love about that? Out Sept. 2
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.| I really liked Simon and admired how he handled the challenges thrown at him. High school's difficult enough without blackmail to further complicate things.
If you like feel good books or happy endings feel free to throw this one out. But if you like psychology and realism then read this. It will haunt you but in a good way. Never be scared to ask for help, you have nothing to lose. It's either that or death. And never be scared to help others around you. Monsters don't always lurk in the shadows. Sometimes they are your friendly neighbors.
A YA road trip novel that takes you across the country, with a protagonist on her way to visit her hospitalized mother. And can we talk about that gorgeous cover for a second? My goodness. Get me a poster, right now.