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Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.
Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.
From the author of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes a brand-new novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is worth saving.
Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button. Only he isn’t sure he wants to.
After all, life hasn’t been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer’s. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend’s suicide last year.
Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him. But, is it?
September 2018: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
October 2018: Asking for It by Louise O'Neil
November 2018: Tangleweed & Brine by Deirdre Sullivan
December 2018: My True Love Gave To Me
January 2019: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
February 2019: The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah
March 2019: Outwalkers by Fiona Shaw
May 2019: Lord of the Flies by William Golding
June 2019: George by Alex Gino
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