Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks: *takes deep breath* I’ve been waiting to read this book for like.. a year? It’s a Faith Erin Hicks graphic novel with pumpkins and cute overalls and fall. What else do you want from life?
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon and Dean Hale:(reread) was my number 1 favorite book when I read it last summer. I’m half scared to reread it because what if I don’t like it anymore?, and half excited because Squirrel Girl is my favorite Marvel superhero. I really love this book because it’s HILARIOUS and a realistic portrayal of a indefatigable, super awesome, and absolutely unbeatable teenage girl.
The Story Of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K Johnston: I’ve heard some really good things about this book, and I really like the concept. Dragons that feed on fossil fuels? No romance? A compelling alternate history? Modern-day dragon-slayers and bards that sing their praises?
Beverly, Right Here by KateDiCamillo: KateDiCamillo is one of my favorite authors. Reading one of her books is like looking at the world through a prism; It’s like seeing the beauty and the truth of life. She writes through a young person’s eyes so powerfully and fully- and I especially like how she depicts non-nuclear families without trivializing the problems children face. I’ve already read the first two books in this series, and I’m so excited that DiCamillo chose to write about a teenage protagonist in this book. I think this is her first book ever with a teen protagonist? *incoherent screaming*. Anyway, I can’t wait to read Beverly, Right Here.
Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza: (reread) Video games, anxiety and ADHD rep, Canadian protagonists, and REALISTIC female friendships- this book is the kind of book you want to hug. I really liked reading this book the first time around even though I kinda got annoyed at Meg at some points in the story, but I still love and want to protect both Kat and Meg because they DESERVE THE WORLD.