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New Books Highlight: Coming Soon

This week instead of writing about books that are already on the shelves, waiting for you to pick them up, I though I’d highlight some brand new books that aren’t even ready to be checked out yet (at Shorewood at least).

I am super excited about all of these books. They’re from a few of the best writers writing YA lit. It also just so happens that they all write books with major guy appeal. Ladies will like these reads, too, but if you’re a literarily inclined gentleman you will not want to miss them.

Teen Boat by Dave Roman and John Green

Yes, the real John Green. This is a new and hilarious graphic novel that promises to be one of the most ridiculous things you read this year. The subtitle really says it all: “The angst of being a teen, the thrill of being a boat!” Basically this dude is a sort of a transformer – he morphs into a boat – and a semi-superhero who is really just trying to make it through high school.

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

His first novel, Silver Linings Playbook, was made into a movie last year, but his second and third novels (Sorta Like a Rockstar and Boy 21)  were both YA and were really where he made his name. Like in his other books, Quick takes a deep, dark and unflinching look at mental illness in Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.

Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin

Another slightly dark, mostly hilarious book from another well-known dude writer. Ritchie Sudden is a teen rocker in juvie with a dead sister. He likes none of these things about himself. Ritchie will tell you all these things in his raw and real, and really funny, story.

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