Books & Reading

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

After witnessing her friend’s death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter’s life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

Ultimatum by K.M. Walton

When their mother dies, two very different brothers become even more distant, but when their father’s alcoholism sends him into liver failure, the two boys must come face-to-face with their demons–and each other–if they are going to survive an uncertain future.

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Looks at a teen’s life after the death of his best friend and how he navigates through the guilt and pain by celebrating their lives–and ultimately learning to forgive himself.

Whenever I’m With You by Lydia Sharp

Alaska is no treat for a Southern California girl like Gabi, whose father moved them there after the divorce from her movie-star mother, but handsome, half-Tlingit Kai has proved to be a major compensation–but when Kai disappears, apparently seeking to find his father, whom he still believes is alive, Gabi and Hunter, Kai’s twin brother, set off to find him, because it is November and winter is setting in.

The X-Files: Agent of Chaos by Kami Garcia

In the spring of 1979, 17-year-old Fox Mulder is the new senior in high school–his father’s way of trying to help the family move on after the disappearance of Mulder’s little sister. But when a local boy turns up dead and another child is abducted, Mulder can’t stop himself from getting involved, and finds himself on the trail of a serial killer.