People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins follows six teens in Tucson, Arizona. Each having different ideals from pro-immigration to White Power. A gun that already changed one person’s life is bought by one of the teens and by the time the you get to the end this gun changes someone’s life again.
Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill is a collection of poems relating to fairy tales, some well known and others not as much.
Beast: A Story of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen is a retelling of a the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve.
Katie Henry’s Heretics Anonymous starts out with the introduction of Michael, who is just starting at a Catholic High School after moving for the fourth time in his life.
What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper is a Young Adult novel that follows Gerta Rausch after the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. The novel starts right before the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, offering the reader only glimpses of Gerta’s life there and her life before then. After the Liberation she finds, like many others, that she has no family left and nowhere to go.
Joe Paatalo’s novel The Eddy follows Toby Casper after he survives a suicidal motorcycle ride in to a Kansas twister.
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater is a true story that follows two people, Sasha and Richard, through the events leading up to a fire on the 57 Bus in Oakland, California.