Wonders of the Invisible World - Christopher Barzak

Aidan Lockwood lives his days like a sleepwalker, just going through the motions, until his childhood best friend, Jarrod, moves back to town. Suddenly Aidan is beset by visions and memories, some of which are clearly not his own, and it is increasingly obvious that the truth of his family legacy has been carefully hidden from him. Aidan attempts to unravel the Wonders of the Invisible World (Knopf, $17.99) even as he is forced to question the motivations of the people he trusts and his perceptions of the people around him. This enchanting and emotionally wrought coming-of-age story by Christopher Barzak is magically unforgettable. Ages 15-18

Bone Gap - Laura Ruby

Roza’s beauty has brought her nothing but unwanted male attention and trouble. She finally believes she has found peace with Finn and his brother, Sean, but the strange man who’s been haunting her eventually finds her once again. Finn witnesses this mysterious stranger whisking Roza into an SUV in the middle of a cornfield. He tells Sean what happened, he tells the sheriff—in fact, he tells everyone in town—but no one believes him, because Bone Gap (Balzer & Bray, $17.99) is a place where people “slip through, or slip away” of their own accord. Author Laura Ruby alternates points of view between the intertwined residents of Bone Gap to tell an atmospheric tale that defies definition. Ages 15-18

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ISBN: 9780062317605
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 3rd, 2015

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli

Simon is having a bad day. After leaving his e-mail up on a school computer, he finds himself blackmailed by a classmate who discovered his messages to Blue, an anonymous boy at school who just might be Simon’s first real romantic relationship—if only life, not to mention extortion, doesn’t get in the way. So begins Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Balzer & Bray, $17.99), a brilliant debut from Becky Albertalli. Ranging from wildly funny to deeply poignant and back again within sentences, Simon’s story grabs hold with its marvelous opening line and doesn’t let go even after the final page. Ages 15-18

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ISBN: 9780062348678
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Balzer + Bray - April 7th, 2015