This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers. It's a little bit contemporary and a little bit zombie apocalypse--I really can't think of a better way to describe it because this really isn't your typical zombie book. Courtney Summers does not fail to deliver a great story.
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky: A Novel by Heidi W. Durrow - This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society's ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.
(For Aija). It's called Young Adult Books To Read This Summer Instead Of Reading 'Harry Potter' AGAIN," and while I don't see anything wrong with reading Harry Potter AGAIN, I also see a lot of things on this list that I've either liked or wanted to read.
In the novel The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, a British actress returns home for her mother's 90th birthday and seeks answers to a shocking crime she witnessed when she was 16. Her mother's tale is a secret history from pre-WWII England involving mystery, murder, and love affairs.
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