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May Reads for the Road

Hello readers. You look beautiful today! We're pleased to tell you about or favorite reads this month. Reads for the Roads works like this.

Here's what we loved and recommend in May:


Sarah says get your hands on Nina LaCour's EVERYTHING LEADS TO YOU because it's a beautiful LGBT romance that contrasts Hollywood endings with the gray areas of real life, and is a downright pleasure to read.

Middle Grade: 

Run, don't walk, to get a copy of ONE CRAZY SUMMER by Rita-Williams Garcia, set in 1968 amidst the Civil Rights Movement. Main character Delphine's narrative voice is so strong and the tales of three sisters trying to connect with a mother who abandoned them is at the same time heartbreaking and uplifting.

Kristin also read A SNICKER OF MAGIC by Natalie Lloyd. With a quirky and loveable main character, and town full of unique personalities and a magical mystery that has torn families and community apart (plus ice cream!), I delighted in this fanciful and delicious tale.

Kaitlin loved I HEART BAND: SLEEPOVERS, SOLOS AND SHEET MUSIC by Michelle Schusterman and says: This middle grade series is legitimately one of my favorites ever. I think it captures the awkwardness, the joy, the drama, every bit of middle school so perfectly, I would recommend it to anyone of any age.


Amy read THE WINTER PEOPLE by Jennifer McMahon and it's SO GOOD. Intensely creepy/scary and atmospheric, as well as heart-wrenching and complex. It's so hard to put down!

What books were you crazy about this month?

Happy reading!
Kristin Halbrook

Kristin Halbrook is the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novels Nobody But Us (HarperTeen, 2013) and Every Last Promise (HarperTeen, 2015). She likes many things.

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Item Reviewed: May Reads for the Road Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Kristin Halbrook