Antici… pation (August 2013)

August titles we think sound fascinating!

Title: Fingerprints of You

Author: Kristen Paige Madonia

Publisher & Release Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Aug. 7

The Hook: Debut novel about a teen who learns she’s pregnant, struggles with the feeling she’s repeating her mother’s mistakes, and sets off “on a cross-country road trip, intending not only to meet her father, but to figure out who she wants to be.” (And a gorgeous cover!)

Title: If You Could Be Mine

Author: Sara Farizan

Publisher & Release Date: Algonquin Young Readers, Aug. 20

The Hook: Sahar has loved her girlfriend Nasrin since they were children. But in Iran, their relationship is illegal and could even get them killed, so they meet in secret. When Nasrin’s parents announce her engagement to a young doctor, Sahar despairs – and then she learns that a man born in a woman’s body is seen as a mistake and sex reassignment is legal and accessible. As a man, she could marry Nasrin…

Title: The Bitter Kingdom

Author: Rae Carson

Publisher & Release Date: Greenwillow Books, Aug. 27

The Hook: Conclusion to the Fire and Thorns trilogy! I’m so excited to see the next part of Elisa’s story!

Title: Two Boys Kissing

Author: David Levithan

Publisher & Release Date: Knopf Books for Young Readers, Aug. 27

The Hook: “….Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record—all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS.”

 

Cover art for Fingerprints of You    Cover art for If You Could Be Mine

Cover art for The Bitter Kingdom    Cover art for Two Boys Kissing

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