Thursday, March 01, 2007

YA Book Roundup

Whitney Matheson, who writes USAToday's entertainment blog PopCandy, recommends four new YA titles today for USAToday. They include:
  • The Day My Mother Left, by James Prosek ("Unexpected details and insight into a young, mixed-up mind make the book a pleasing, emotional read for all ages.")
  • Split Screen: Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies/Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies, by Brent Hartinger ("At the heart of Zombies is the teen friends' respect and caring for each other, which, these days, is downright refreshing.")
  • Harmless, by Dana Reinhardt ("Reinhardt's breezy, conversational writing style will appeal to fans of Mean Girls and Degrassi, though the inevitable, hard-hitting lesson in its final chapters may overshadow the rest of the story.") Here's my recent review of Harmless.
  • Now You See Her, by Jacquelyn Mitchard ("Now You See Her is chick lit for the teen set that rewards the reader with a twist.")