"Watching Darcy's story play off Darcy's novel will fascinate readers as well as writers. (Fiction. 14 & up)" Westerfeld offers two novels in one: the story of Lizzie Scofield, a teenager who escapes a terrorist attack by somehow crossing into the afterlife and develops a relationship with a "smoldering Vedic psychopomp," and the story of 18-year-old Darcy Patel, who has just signed a contract to publish the novel Lizzie anchors. Read full book review.
"An enticing blend of tragedy, poetry, surrealism and redemption. (Magical realism. 12-16)" In a riveting exploration of the human psyche, her debut for teens, best-selling author Wolitzer offers a story about what it means to lose someone, or something, you love. Twice. Read full book review.