12.27.2007

New, Notable and Upcoming for Grrrls




Click on any of these titles to request them from SDCL.

Breathe My Name by R.A. Nelson-Since her adoption, seventeen-year-old Frances has lived a quiet suburban life, but soon after she begins falling for the new boy at school, she receives a summons from her birth mother, who has just been released after serving eleven years for smothering Frances's younger sisters.

Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande -Following her conscience leads high school freshman Mena to clash with her parents and former friends from their conservative Christian church, but might result in better things when she stands up for a teacher who refuses to include "Intelligent Design"in lessons on evolution.

Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb-As she navigates adolescence, ninth-grader Mia must deal with her mother's recent death and her father's illness while she searches for friendship and love in the world around her.

The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh -After fourteen-year-old classics prodigy Jack Perdu has a near-fatal accident he meets Euri, a young ghost who introduces him to New York's Underworld, where those who died in New York reside until they are ready to move on, and Jack vows to find his dead mother there.

The Lost Queen by Frewin Jones - After discovering her true identity as Princess Tania of the Faerie Realm, a sixteen-year-old British girl returns to the Mortal World, in search of her mother, Queen Titania, who disappeared 500 years ago.

Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis -A quirky and utterly logical seventh-grade girl named Emma-Jean Lazarus discovers some interesting results when she gets involved in the messy everyday problems of her peers.

Freak Show by James St. James -Having faced teasing that turned into a brutal attack, Christianity expressed as persecution, and the loss of his only real friend when he could no longer keep his crush under wraps, seventeen-year-old Billy Bloom, a drag queen, decides the only way to become fabulous again is to run for Homecoming Queen at his elite, private school near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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