A toxic friendship takes a dangerous turn in this riveting novel from the author of Where It Began (2012). After years of moving with her overprotective dad, Emma Lazar is thrilled that her father's latest job brings them to Los Angeles. Eager to shed her good-girl reputation, Emma befriends the beautiful but volatile Siobhan. She becomes caught up in lies, a love triangle and Siobhan's increasingly extreme and reckless behavior. It all comes to a head at the infamous Afterparty, a bash where an intense confrontation ends in a plummet from the rooftop.
The Impossible Knife of Memory
Award-winning author, Anderson (Wintergirls, 2009) is at her finest in this compelling story of a family struggling to hold itself together. Seventeen-year-old Hayley Kincaid is no stranger to loss. Her mother died when she was small and the only family Hayley has left is her father, Andy, a decorated Iraq war veteran who suffers from PTSD. After five years on the road the two are finally staying put in upstate New York. Now, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her painful memories, and have a relationship with Finn, the guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own.
The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
From master storyteller David Almond (Savage, 2008) comes a gripping novel about Billy Dean, a secret child, born in an English village on a day of terrible destruction that started World War III. He has been locked away by his parents for all of his 13 years. It is not until Billy’s father disappears that his mother finally brings him out into the open. Slowly, Billy discovers that he has the power to cure the sick and speak to the dead and his abilities bring comfort to a troubled world. But as rumors spread of "The Angel Child" Billy becomes another kind of prisoner and finds himself targeted by a malevolent being.
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