The very best young adult novels and allchosen by book clubs and readers.


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Ben Lyle

Twelve-year-old James hates life at his hippy boarding school. All he wants is an academic education. When a strict new teacher walks into this world of fringed ponchos, James latches onto him. As a tragic story unfolds, the adult James is forced to confront his part in a grand downfall.

"A fascinating and nuanced debut by a new literary talent." D. W. Wilson



Gayle O'Brien

On the run from a killer, Annie and her mother flee to a remote farmhouse in New England. When Annie finds an unsent letter from a debutante in the Civil War, she is drawn to the story of a Southern girl immersed in a love that cannot see light in the American South.

"Every character drawn in loving detail."  Mohammed Hanif, author