YA Spotlight (4/27/21)

This YA spotlight features a hilarious and compulsive debut about two high schoolers falling into messy love and golden girl Anna K’s return for a summer of life-changing adventures.

SLINGSHOT by Mercedes Helnwein

2 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick!

“Gracie defends the new boy with her slingshot, marking the beginning of a transformative semester…Wildly real and bursting with all the romance and pain of coming into oneself.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Helnwein debuts in striking fashion, with a gritty romance steeped in the heightened emotions, coming-of-age confusion, angsty pretentiousness, and acerbic attitude of her white, 15-year-old, Smashing Pumpkins–obsessed, cigarette-smoking protagonist.” —Booklist, starred review

ANNA K AWAY by Jenny Lee

“A tale of love and loss that spans the globe…Fans of the first novel will enjoy this follow-up, which is also accessible to readers new to Anna and her world.” —Kirkus Reviews

SLINGSHOT by Mercedes Helnwein; 9781250253002; available now.
ANNA K AWAY by Jenny Lee; 9781250236463; available now. 

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