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New Books from Alex Award Winners — The Reviews

Closed Doors

Last week Mark put together a terrific list of current books by past Alex Award winners. Today, we offer two reviews from that group. We begin with the second book by Lisa O’Donnell, Closed Doors. O’Donnell’s debut, The Death of Bees, won an Alex Award just last year. Our reviewer called The Death of Bees a [...]

Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Tell the Wolves I'm Home

AB4T is going on summer hiatus after today’s post, resuming Monday, July 23rd. But before we go, I am very excited to share this wonderful coming of age novel. I only wish I had read it in time to include it in our Best Books of the Year so far list. Nice of Amazon to [...]

Vaclav & Lena

Vaclav & Lena

This week’s big debut could not be more suited to teen readers. In Haley Tanner’s novel, Vaclav & Lena are both the children of Russian immigrants struggling to assimilate. Yes, Vaclav & Lena are both 9 for part one of the novel. But they are such interesting 9-year-olds, and readers will be caught up in their [...]

Spiral

Spiral

It is always a huge pleasure to find a fabulous thriller with teen appeal. Spiral is receiving rave reviews all around; comparisons have been made to Michael Crichton at his best. Film rights have been optioned. And the author knows his science. Paul McEuen is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics at Cornell University and [...]