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A Book Lover’s Gift Guide: Critically Acclaimed Novels

Perfect for fans of critically-acclaimed literature, we recommend the heartwarming romance of Adib Khorram’s highly-anticipated follow-up to Darius the Great Is Not Okay, John Green’s award-winning Turtles All the Way DownWatch Over Me from Printz Award-winning author Nina LaCour, and finalist for the National Book Award, Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh.


Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram


In this companion to the award-winning Darius the Great Is Not Okay, Darius suddenly has it all: a boyfriend, an internship, a spot on the soccer team. It’s everything he’s ever wanted–but what if he deserves better? Click here for more info!


Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour

WATCH OVER ME enhanced digital cover May 15 2020

A modern ghost story about trauma and survival, Watch Over Me is the much-anticipated new novel from the Printz Award-winning author of We Are Okay.


Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh


A Finalist for the National Book Award.
When Ada leaves home for her freshman year at a Historically Black College, it’s the first time she’s ever been so far from her family—and the first time that she’s been able to make her own choices and to seek her place in this new world. As she stumbles deeper into the world of dance and explores her sexuality, she also begins to wrestle with her past—her mother’s struggle with addiction, her Nigerian father’s attempts to make a home for her. Ultimately, Ada discovers she needs to brush off the destiny others have chosen for her and claim full ownership of her body and her future. Click here for more info!


Turtles All the Way Down by John Green


John Green, the acclaimed author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, returns with a story of shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship. Click here for more info!


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