Today we’re spotlighting two excellent teen reads: a heartwarming romance about a high school senior torn between baking and academics, and an emotional and raw story of a young man managing grief after the loss of his best friend.
RUBI RAMOS’S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS BY JESSICA PARRA
“Propulsive chapters, plenty of high-stakes tension, and candid conversations about racism and classism fill Parra’s lively debut. Foodies will relish detailed descriptions of Rubi’s scrumptious Cuban-inspired creations, while romance buffs will swoon over the budding romance between Rubi and her surfer boy math tutor.”–Publishers Weekly
DON’T ASK IF I’M OKAY BY JESSICA KARA
A teenager survives a car crash that kills his best friend. As he tries to move forward, he’s faced with a choice: bury his grief and ignore it, or acknowledge the fact that he’s hurting and reach out to his loved ones for help.
RUBI RAMOS’S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS by Jessica Parra; 9781250862525; 5/16/23
DON’T ASK IF I’M OK by Jessica Kara; 9781645677659; 5/16/23