Monday, June 8, 2015

Top 5 in 2015....So Far: Lisa's Faves

Every June, we celebrate the year being half over by checking in with our reviewers and seeing what they've loved, so far. 

Today, Librarian Lisa shares her best picks:

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (see more posts)
This book made me so happy! What a treat to read about a believable family whose members enjoy each other’s company, friends who support each other despite some issues, and a tender romantic love story, all told with humor and finesse.

Adam Spencer Harris is your typical teen with your typical teen issues. Except he’s also dealing with OCD, a hoarder mom who’s receiving threatening letters, an anxious, needy little brother, AND a new love life. Good thing he has his therapy group to help. Adam’s deep sensitivity to others and his excruciating struggle with his OCD twist your heart as you read about his struggles and his innate goodness.

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
When athletic, happy Kristin finds out she’s intersex her senior year her life turns upside down. Is she still eligible for her athletic scholarship? This book was eye-opening and expanded my world!

Ben’s accidental foray with the law leads to a new-found (but hidden) passion for knitting. When Ben’s loyal but delinquent friends and his knitting world collide, hilarity ensues.

What do a war orphan, a madman’s demented road trip (with a bomb), a resuscitated crow, a doomed Arctic expedition, a camp for boys addicted to electronics, and a counselor who wants to eradicate the male species have in common? Only Andrew Smith could weave these disparate elements into a humorous, astute tale.

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