Katherine recommends

Katherine has worked at The Learned Owl since 1997. She does her best to keep up with new middle-grade and young adult fiction, having grown disillusioned with adult fantasy and science fiction, upon which she misspent much of her youth. Her non-book interests include Isshinryu karate, Irish folk music, and nice strong coffee. Not coincidentally, she has two high-energy children.

$9.99
ISBN: 9780142410707
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - October 16th, 2008

Katherine says: Believe it or not, I just got around to reading this - and I really enjoyed it! As good as Paper Towns, without the dark edge.


$10.99
ISBN: 9780545540605
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Published: Graphix - August 26th, 2014

Katherine says: When you're 14, a summer road trip can change everything... Join Raina, Amara, their brother, their mom, and a mystery guest (?) on their trip.


By Tricia Springstubb, Gilbert Ford (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062112934
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 10th, 2015

Katherine says: Intense yet wonderfully lyrical... This book says a lot about the nature of true friendship and finding out where you really belong.