Grandmaster by David Klass
Invited to a parent-child weekend chess tournament, freshman Daniel discovers that his father was once one of the country’s leading young players but that the intense competition surrounding the game proved to be unhealthy, a past they are forced to confront when they meet a former rival.
Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves and Other Female Villains by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple. Illustrated by Rebecca Guay.
Meet twenty-six famous women criminals throughout history.
Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell
Committing assassinations for an anonymous client who leaves her letters and payments in a secret mailbox, Kit accepts her moral nihilism as the only way of life she has ever known until she is challenged to question the line between good and evil.
The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos
Written as a college admission essay, eighteen-year-old Harry Jones recounts a childhood defined by the hideous scars he hid behind, and how forming a band brought self-confidence, friendship, and his first kiss.