Two new friends, an eccentric teacher, and a mysterious creature in the woods -- what's not to like? A fun fast-paced, smart and humorous read, great for anyone who likes nature, adventure, magical creatures, and secret societies. Recommended by Molly
I loved this story! A magical family, new friendships, learning to be yourself, and a sneaky tricky dragon! Do yourself a favor: read it! Recommended by Molly
Debi tells the story of discovering her own depression. She puts the entire experience into a beautifully illustrated story that describes the frustration, the darkness, and the hopelessness that comes with depression. Gliori also talks about finding that special thing that has the power to hold that darkness back. This book is perfect for any young person (or old) who needs something relatable when depression calls. A book everyone needs to read. Recommended by Rob
This book is set in a beautifully tragic world with a broken protaganist. Through this book you will read a story about love, loss, redemption, revenge, and broken relationships. Worth the read. Recommended by Zoe
For everyone whoever loved a tree. Recommended by Alena.
This book is worth selling your heart over. If you read this book be ready to cry, laugh, weep, sob, wail, and fall in love with the characters. This book is heartbreaking and beautifully written. Recommended by Zoe
P.S. Jane loved it too -- Jonathan Carroll-esque with a dash of Stephen King and a pinch of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And very unputdownable!
Couldn't put this book down. I fell in love with the flawed characters and I especially loved the character of The man who would become Death. This book did an amazing job of making Death someone not to fear. Instead of Death being the enemy, he was the unlikely ally. Would recommend to everyone. Recommended by Zoe
Get immersed in a book about a kingdom divided. This book follows the story of twins who have to go through several trials to win the ultimate prize: The crown. The book pulls you in from the very beginning and leaves you wanting more. Recommended by Zoe
Are you artistic? Rebellious? Tired of people labeling you? You're going to love Julia, the main character in this book! Recommended by Jeanette
In a future without horses or blue skies, a girl named Serendipity and a boy named Tab escape from their walled city. In a world where storytellers lead rebellions, Serendipity adventures toward her dream of seeing the last horses and finds freedom. Skin-Tingly written! (Check out the author bio -- what a life!) Recommended by Alena
Even though it's early spring, I'm gonna go out on a limb & declare this is my favorite YA of the year! I immediately fell in love with these characters, especially Ramona Blue. Real, quirky, full of humor, heart, sister-love, swimming, blue hair and small town life. For fans of Fangirl and, of course, Dumplin'. Recommended by Alena
You are an 11 year old girl in ghe Midwest when your family moves to Alaska to live in a tent and homestead land. What do you do? Start a library! Read about a strong-minded girl ...
Recommended by Katy
El Deafo explores the personal story of a young girl who goes deaf. I find it really cool and it gives an interesting perspective on the deaf community. 10/10 would read again!! Recommended by Lilah
Fantastic characters and a really cool ending. A meaningful story, but the meaning may be different for each reader. Great characters! Recommended by Sally.
Did you like Gary Paulsen's Hatchet? You'll enjoy this -- two boys shipwrecked on the coast of Alaska and their struggle for survival. Recommended by Katy
A great new story from the author of Rooftoppers! A wild Russian girl and her wolves. What an Adventure!
Recommended by Alena
Louis Sachar ("Holes", "The Card Turner") as done it again. A shortcut through the woods. A pond of mud that seems alive ( and growing!) What could possibly go wrong. Recommended by Terry
Thrilling sequel to Illusive.
Recommended by Everyone At the Gallery Bookshop! (Including Catsby)
All of us here at Gallery Bookshop love Illusive!! And (this is the best part), since it is the first of a series, there will be more to come. Lucky for us, we won't have to wait long for the sequel. You won't want to miss this series; perfect summer read, perfect in the fog by the fire read, perfect read!
Stand-alone sequel to Newbery Honor Book Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. No wizards, dragons, or zombies. Just a great read for any young lady with an independent spirit. I highly recommend it. Recommended by Terry
I haven't been this taken with a book in a long time. Real, Sassy, Human, Liberating and Funny! Here's to being comfortable in your own skin. BIG IS THE NEW BEAUTIFUL. Great for Rainbow Rowell fans. Recommended by Alena
A beautiful, uncensored landscape of life and death, grief and love. A book that will make you hug it and keep it close. Recommended by Emily
Katherine Rundell (author of Rooftoppers) has done it again -- but in a whole new wild world of Zimbabwe with a lovable wildcat of a young heroine. Enjoy this one! (Fabulous ending by the way.) Recommended by Alena