Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2023) Featured Review of I Am the Ghost in Your House by Maria Romasco Moore

I Am the Ghost in Your House by Maria Romasco Moore
Delacorte
Publication Date: April 19, 2022
ISBN: 9780593177211

Seventeen-year-old Pie (short for Pieta) is invisible, and the only other person who can see her is her equally transparent mother. The upside? They can stay in the most luxurious homes, enjoy the fanciest food and clothes and take everything they want. The downside? They can never stay in one place too long, as being discovered almost always leads to freakouts about ghosts and exorcisms. Unlike her mother, who views invisibility as necessary camouflage, Pie longs to be seen–especially by Tess, the girl she fell in love with while “haunting” her house.

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Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2023) Featured Review of Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi

Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 15, 2022
ISBN: 9780593309032

Years of foster care have severely damaged Black, bisexual teen Bitter’s ability to trust anyone, but she has come to feel safe at Eucalyptus, a home for vulnerable teen artists. There, she is able to pursue her art and, occasionally, bring it temporarily to life by bringing it into contact with her blood. When Bitter starts to engage with teens from Assata, a social justice group, her fury at the wealthy white people in control of their town, Lucille, results in the creation of a monster that calls itself Vengeance. Horrified at what she has created, Bitter is forced to work through her anxieties in order to find a way to stop a bloodbath.

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Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2023) Featured Review of Loveless by Alice Oseman

Loveless by Alice Oseman
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication Date: March 1, 2022
ISBN: 9781338751932

White, British, romcom-loving teen Georgia has always been told that she would eventually find someone she would be attracted to, but Georgia is tired of waiting. For her first year at university, she is determined to find someone that she likes in that way. But after a few revelations, it starts to become clear to Georgia that attraction doesn’t work the same way for her as it seems to for everyone else. Good thing she has some amazing friends to help her figure things out.

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