With so many great books coming out, how are you to know what to even be on the look out for? Have no fear! Your faithful Young Adult librarians have been searching ahead to make sure you stay on top of the great teen literature that's out there! So, make note if you like what you see, because soon these fantastic books will be appearing in a library branch near you!
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Winger by Andrew Smith
Published: May 14th 2013 by Simon & Schuster
A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in a heartbreakingly funny novel.
Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy.
With the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications and even find some happiness along the way. But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart.
Filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and told in a pitch-perfect voice, this realistic depiction of a teen’s experience strikes an exceptional balance of hilarious and heartbreaking.