Genre: YA Social/Family Issues

Once I Was a Beehive by Carol Lynch Williams

Once I Was a Beehive by Carol Lynch Williams

Sixteen-year-old Lane Speer spends her family vacations camping in the mountains, taking the memories for granted until she loses her father to an unexpected bout with cancer. One year later, as Lane is still reeling from her father’s death, her mother remarries a guy who Lane hardly knows. To top it off, he’s a Mormon! Worst of all, while her mom and new stepdad are […]

November 22, 2018 / 0 Comments
Good Girls Stay Quiet by Jo Cassidy

Good Girls Stay Quiet by Jo Cassidy

There’s safety in silence… Fifteen-year-old Cora Snow has a secret only her “Daddy” and her journal know about. Aside from Daddy, the only people Cora talks to are her teachers and imaginary friends. She obeys all of Daddy’s commands, like calling him “Daddy,” to keep him happy, and herself alive. Besides, it’s the only normal she’s ever known. She’s content in her bubble until one […]

August 7, 2018 / 0 Comments
Diving for Love by Jenny Rabe

Diving for Love by Jenny Rabe

Seventeen-year-old Mariana Rodriguez is devastated when her best friend and long-time crush, Dennis, chooses to date her tormentor over her. She plunges into work at her uncle’s dive shop, determined to sink her feelings for Dennis. When the new employee, Sam, shows interest in her, Mariana feels like she’s found the perfect springboard to moving on. After both the shop and her abuela’s house are […]

July 3, 2018 / 0 Comments
Thief of Happy Endings by Kristen Chandler

Thief of Happy Endings by Kristen Chandler

Cassidy Carrigan wasn’t planning to ever get on a horse again. She wasn’t even planning on going to back to school after her dad moved out, her best friend ditched her, and her anxiety took over. But then she wasn’t planning on being shipped off to a ranch in the mountains of Wyoming as a charity case either. Or falling for a cowboy with a […]

June 20, 2018 / 0 Comments
Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton

Cliff Hubbard is a huge loser. Literally. His nickname at Happy Valley High School is Neanderthal because he’s so enormous-6’6″ and 250 pounds to be exact. He has nobody at school, and life in his trailer-park home has gone from bad to worse ever since his older brother’s suicide. There’s no one Cliff hates more than the nauseatingly cool quarterback, Aaron Zimmerman. Then Aaron returns […]

June 5, 2018 / 0 Comments
The Apocalypse of Morgan Turner by Jennifer Quist

The Apocalypse of Morgan Turner by Jennifer Quist

Morgan Turner’s grief over her sister’s brutal murder has become a rut, an everyday horror she is caught in along with her estranged parents and chilly older brother. In search of a way out, she delves the depths of a factory abattoir, classic horror cinema, and the Canadian criminal justice system, as it tries her sister’s killer and former lover, who is arguing that he […]

March 12, 2018 / 0 Comments
Remember Me Always by Renee Collins

Remember Me Always by Renee Collins

Shelby is nervous to start her senior year after spending the whole summer away from home. After all, it’s hard to be carefree when you’re trying to protect a secret. Shelby was in a devastating car accident, and everyone in town thinks that she was undergoing more physical therapy in Denver. Instead, Shelby’s mother enrolled her in a clinical program to stop the panic attacks […]

October 4, 2017 / 0 Comments
North Oak: Far Turn by Ann Hunter

North Oak: Far Turn by Ann Hunter

A silent killer has come to North Oak. EHV is taking the lives of the farm’s best and brightest. Alex, Brooke, and Dejado must team together to save Promenade and Morning Glory, or be devastated by the virus. Already rocked by Carol’s absence over the summer, Alex’s time with Dejado kindles first romance. But when Carol returns at summer’s end, she’s grown up and Alex […]

May 8, 2017 / 0 Comments
All the Forever Things by Jolene Perry

All the Forever Things by Jolene Perry

From growing up in the funeral home her family runs, Gabriella knows that death is a part of life and nothing is forever. Yet Bree, her best friend, has been a constant; it’s always been the two of them together against the world. But when Bree starts dating a guy—the worst guy— from that ultra-popular world, suddenly she doesn’t have time for Gabe anymore. Now […]

April 4, 2017 / 0 Comments
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Where are you guys? Text me back. That’s the last message Carver Briggs will ever send his three best friends, Mars, Eli, and Blake. He never thought that it would lead to their death. Now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident and even worse, a powerful judge is pressuring the district attorney to open up a criminal investigation. Luckily, Carver has some unexpected […]

March 24, 2017 / 0 Comments