Each month we get seven new paperback books from Atlantis Subscriptions. Here’s an annotated list of this month’s selection. You will find these books and other new titles on the NEW BOOKS shelf.
THE CONFESSIONAL by J.L. Powers – The murder of a student at an all-boys Catholic school in the border city of El Paso, Texas, throws the lives of a diverse group of friends into chaos.
COVER-UP: MYSTERY AT THE SUPER BOWL by John Feinstein – Fledgling fourteen-year-old sports reporters Susan Carol and Stevie investigate suspicious activities at the Super Bowl after Stevie gets fired from his co-anchor job on a ground-breaking teen sports show.
FEELS LIKE HOME by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo – Following the death of their father, seventeen-year-old Michelle’s older brother–who had disappeared six years earlier–returns to their small Texas town where, with the help of S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders,” the two siblings try to find a way to move beyond a past tragedy.
FULL SERVICE by Will Weaver – In the summer of 1965, teenager Paul Sutton, a northern Minnesota farm boy, takes a job at a gas station in town, where his strict religious upbringing is challenged by new people and experiences.
LEMONADE MOUTH by Mark Peter Hughes – A disparate group of high school students thrown together in detention form a band to play at a school talent show and end up competing with a wildly popular local rock band.
WHAT MY GIRLFRIEND DOESN’T KNOW by Sonya Sones – Fourteen-year-old Robin Murphy is so unpopular at high school that his name is slang for “loser,” and so when he begins dating the beautiful and popular Sophie her reputation plummets, but he finds acceptance as a student in a drawing class at Harvard.
THE WHOLE SKY FULL OF STARS by Rene Saldana, Jr. – Eighteen-year-old Barry competes in a non-sanctioned boxing match in hopes of helping his recently-widowed mother.