Bri's world is turned upside-down when a school security guard throws her to the ground for sneaking in candy and she gets suspended. She channels her anger into her music, winning a rap battle with a riff about how black and brown kids are singled out for discipline at her school. When a video of the song goes viral, things get really interesting... this is a timely & important new book from YA standout Angie Thomas, known best for The Hate U Give.
McCracken's quirky voice, keen observations, and always astute use of language make Bowlaway an absolute joy. This eccentric love story - set at the turn-of-the-century in a small new England town, and, for the most part, in a bowling alley - is guaranteed to make you smile. In fact, it made me laugh out loud more than a few times.
A smart, funny read about the "New Russia," as seen by a Russian-born, US-raised 20-something who is called to Moscow to care for his aging grandmother when his Moscow-based older brother must make a "quick" trip to Europe.
When her seemingly happy marriage ends tragically, Ainsley Blake is shocked and mystified. He had a troubled childhood, but seemed to have overcome it. Then his long lost older sister Maude arrives from Australia demanding answers. So much more than a police procedural - I couldn't put it down!
Super smart multi-perspective view of how a political scandal plays out for the lead characters and those who love them, written by a keen observer of people.
The subtitle says it all - Dessa's 'Essays from the road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love' is wise, funny, deeply personal and yet totally relatable.