March 4, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday

Sooooo....what books are we waiting on here at RFYF? Everyone is tired of school by now so we decided to offer two books featuring teenagers who have to deal with some very tough school issues!!

Read between the lines 
by Jo Knowles 
Release Date: 10 March 2015
Publisher: Candlewick

Does anyone ever see us for who we really are? Jo Knowles’s revelatory novel of interlocking stories peers behind the scrim as it follows nine teens and one teacher through a seemingly ordinary day.

Thanks to a bully in gym class, unpopular Nate suffers a broken finger—the middle one, splinted to flip off the world. It won’t be the last time a middle finger is raised on this day. Dreamer Claire envisions herself sitting in an artsy café, filling a journal, but fate has other plans. One cheerleader dates a closeted basketball star; another questions just how, as a "big girl," she fits in. A group of boys scam drivers for beer money without remorse—or so it seems. Over the course of a single day, these voices and others speak loud and clear about the complex dance that is life in a small town. They resonate in a gritty and unflinching portrayal of a day like any other, with ordinary traumas, heartbreak, and revenge. But on any given day, the line where presentation and perception meet is a tenuous one, so hard to discern. Unless, of course, one looks a little closer—and reads between the lines.

(goodreads summary)

the unlikely hero of room 13b
by Teresa Toten
Publish Date: 10 March 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Two-time Governor General's Award nominee Teresa Toten is back with a compulsively readable new book for teens!

When Adam meets Robyn at a support group for kids coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder, he is drawn to her almost before he can take a breath. He's determined to protect and defend her--to play Batman to her Robyn--whatever the cost. But when you're fourteen and the everyday problems of dealing with divorced parents and step-siblings are supplemented by the challenges of OCD, it's hard to imagine yourself falling in love. How can you have a "normal" relationship when your life is so fraught with problems? And that's not even to mention the small matter of those threatening letters Adam's mother has started to receive . . .

Teresa Toten sets some tough and topical issues against the backdrop of a traditional whodunit in this engaging new novel that readers will find hard to put down.

(goodreads summary)


  1. Haven't heard of these. I will have to look into them. Thanks for sharing! My WOW

  2. I've not read either of these authors. But I love the cover on that first one! Great choices.
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  3. Read Between the Lines sounds great -- thanks for sharing!!

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