Books & Reading

blood of my blood

Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga

Jazz Dent, who has been shot and left to die in New York City, his girlfriend, Connie, who is in the clutches of Jazz’s serial killer father, Billy, and his best friend, Howie must all rise above the horrors their lives have become and find a way to come together in pursuit of Billy.

ashes to ashes

Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Lillia, Kat and Mary must deal with the fallout of what happened on New Year’s Eve in the conclusion to the Burn for Burn trilogy


Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke

Every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world is spun off the existing one and Del’s job is to keep the dimensions in harmony


Morris Award Finalist

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Sixteen-year-old Gabi Hernandez chronicles her senior year in high school as she copes with her friend Cindy’s pregnancy, friend Sebastian’s coming out, her father’s meth habit, her own cravings for food and cute boys, and especially, the poetry that helps forge her identity.

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Scar Boys

Morris Award Finalist

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.

Learn more about the Morris Award.