The Brute

By Mike Klaassen

Highly atmospheric and elegantly written, The Brute: A Novel by Mike Klaassen is a young adult novel that is as mesmerizing as it is deeply affecting, exploring a young man’s journey to what really defines him when a tempest hits a campsite. On a prairie...

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Torment

A Novella
By H.D. Hunter

Torment: A Novella by H.D. Hunter pulls you in from the first page. The story starts when a boy is waiting to see his older sister for the first time in a while. From the first scene, it’s clear how much he admires and looks...

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The Cherry Pickers

By Gregory C. Randall

Set against the backdrop of the summer of 1956 on a farm in Michigan, with reminiscences of WWII and the threat of nuclear war, The Cherry Pickers by Gregory C. Randall is a coming of age story that follows the life of Howie, a teenage...

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The Pebble Champion

By A.D. Pritchard

A.D. Pritchard’s young adult novel, The Pebble Champion, tells the poignant story of fifteen-year-old Chris in the aftermath of surviving the car crash that killed his mother. Sent by Auntie Wendy to live on the Isle of Wight with the father he has never known,...

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The Hidden Village

A Story of Survival in WW2 Holland
By Imogen Matthews

The Hidden Village: A Story of Survival in WW2 Holland is a historical young adult adventure by author Imogen Matthews. Focused specifically on how the events of the Holocaust affected Holland during the 1940s, the hidden village of the title refers to the true-life story...

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The Tragedy of Beauty

By Kildare

“Sometimes you have to do crazy things to truly experience life.” The mantra of young adults who don’t yet know the fragility of life. As the story opens on a summer's day, we find ourselves in Snowdyn, North Dakota, riding along in an old yellow...

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There's Beauty Inside... This Young Lady

Helping Teens Become Beautiful from the Inside Out
By Ciara Ijames

There's Beauty Inside... This Young Lady: Helping Teens Become Beautiful from the Inside Out is written by Ciara Ijames. If you have ever worried about not fitting in because you look or act differently to your peers, then this is the perfect inspirational guidebook for...

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The Saga of Chief Barking Loincloth

In Search of a Hero
By Larry Sargeant

The Saga of Chief Barking Loincloth: Book One - In Search of a Hero by Larry Sargeant is the somewhat embellished quasi-memoir of the author, written to entertain as his life is reenacted across the pages by its new protagonist, Alan Bentley. The book begins...

The Wanderings of Chela Coatlicue

Touring Califaztlan
By Ananda Esteva

The Wanderings of Chela Coatlicue: Touring Califaztlan by Ananda Esteva is the first book in the author's new young adult adventure series. It follows Chela Coatlicue and her band as they hit the road and cross the Mexican-American border to reclaim a bass guitar that...

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The Staircase of Fire

By Ben Woodard

A young man must accept his painful past and face an uncertain future in the young adult novel, The Staircase of Fire by Ben Woodard. Fourteen-year-old Tom Wallace is no stranger to heartbreak and grief. After an unfortunate accident leaves him an orphan and the...

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