Posts Tagged ‘Young Adult Book’

Pieces of you

By Eileen Merriman

ISBN 9780143770473

Penguin Random House

Lots of favorable reviews for this young adult book. Faces lots of different issues too which add to its appeal. I love how you can even try before you buy with a link to reading the first chapter.  Themes of mental health and self-harm are part of this novel so be warned that because of these themes this is for readers aged 16 and up. That said, I am keen to read this book very soon. Gritty, real and current.

Fifteen-year-old Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents to a new city. Lonely but trying to fit in, she goes to a party,              but that’s when things really fall apart.

             I couldn’t tell anyone what had happened. Especially since I was the new girl in town. Who would want to believe me?

Things look up when she meets gregarious sixteen-year-old Cory Marshall.

              ‘You’re funny, Becs,’ Cory said.
              ‘You have no idea,’ I said, and clearly he didn’t, but I was smiling anyway.
               And after that, he was all I could think about.

Cory helps Rebecca believe in herself and piece her life back together; but that’s before he shatters it all over again . . .

 

I do love books that tackle difficult subjects as this one does. Check out the trailer and perhaps go and read the first chapter in the link above.

Slide by Jill Hathaway
Harperteen 2012
Just published and talk of the town.
Vee is a narcoleptic, but is it really narcolepsy or does she have a special gift? When Vee passes out during a narcoleptic event she slides at random into the heads of other people. This time she wakes up standing over the body of a cheerleader. While others think the cheerleader’s death is a suicide, Vee knows differently. She knows, becasue she was inside the head of the killer. Soon another cheerleader is killed and everyone is a suspect.

Desires of the dead (Book 2)
By Kimberly Derting


Sixteen year old Violet has a special ability. Dead bodies call out to her. They demand that she finds them. When her ability leads her to the body of a young child, the FBI take more than an interest in her. Soon she gets threatening letters and the only help, may just be from the FBI.

The body finder
Book One

Viloet has always known she has an ability to sense dead bodies. In her town, a serial killer is on the loose and the only one who might be able to stop him is Viloet and her best friend Jay. But Violet’s feelings for Jay are changing and hopefully, so are his. Can she stop the killer before she becomes the next victim on his list.