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Best YA Books

From Publishers Weekly site:

We Were Liars
E. Lockhart (Delacorte)


Privilege and pain are intimately connected in Lockhart’s knotty examination of the lies we tell ourselves and others. As amnesiac Cady Eastman tries to piece together the mystery of what befell her family two years earlier on a private island off Cape Cod, readers are treated to an engrossing and unpredictable psychological thriller.

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Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty
Christine Heppermann (Greenwillow)


Caustic and comic, raging and relevant, Heppermann’s poems pinpoint sexism, eating disorders, misogyny, body image, and myriad other crucial themes, interlacing them with fairy tale elements, characters, and language. The juxtapositions are brilliant, sometimes ferociously so, as Heppermann proves that big bad wolves aren’t the only ones with teeth.

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