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,...

Raising Arthur

By Will Sherwood

Arthur Strohmeier shares his childhood in the beautifully written book, Raising Arthur by Will Sherwood. This is a tale of a young boy born to German immigrant parents at a time when it was not easy to be of German descent. His father was already...

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Blitzball

By Barton Ludwig

Reichfield High is comprised of mostly white students and over the past years it has lost almost all the games played against North Prep, a school frequented by mostly Brazilians, Filipinos, and Mexican students. To turn the tide, Addie and his white supremacist friends hatch...

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Reflections

Thoughts from a Social Transplant
By Choi

Life is challenging and these challenges are different for each person. Our experiences shape us into who we are. In Reflections: Thoughts from a Social Transplant by Choi, the reader may be able to not only take a journey with the author but see themselves...

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Mall Hair Maladies

By Kristy Jo Volchko

Mall Hair Maladies is a young adult coming of age novel written by Kristy Jo Volchko. It was 1985 and, as far as thirteen-year-old Tanya was concerned, Pittsburgh was the center of the universe. She was in the eighth grade now, the last year of...

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Diving Catch

By Gregory Saur

Diving Catch by Gregory Saur is a gritty novel about a thirteen-year-old boy called Devon Horner who lives with his grandma in a less wealthy part of town. Preston Whiteside, the neighbourhood drug dealer, wants Devon to work for him. However, Devon is not interested...

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In The Shadows Of The City

By James Jewell

In The Shadows Of The City by James Jewell is a coming of age story set against the backdrop of an unforgiving society that can mercilessly break budding souls. We meet Jack Wallace, a young man struggling to handle his high school education while trying...

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An Ambition To Belong

By James Sniechowski

If you read, as I did, James Sniechowski’s book Worship of Hollow Gods and liked it, you will enjoy picking up An Ambition to Belong, where the author takes us inside the next key phase in his life: becoming a teen and moving on to...

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Sam's Theory

By Sarah Mendivel

Sam's Theory by Sarah Mendivel is a tale of domestic child abuse, trauma, healing, and empowerment, a story of fifteen-year-old Sam who is given away to a foster home by parents who don’t seem ready for her and her sister, and she gets horribly abused...

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