AFTER ZERO, by Christina Collins, Sourcebooks/Sourcebooks jabberwocky

Elise carries a notebook full of tallies, each page marking a day spent at her new public school, each stroke of her pencil marking a word spoken. A word that can't be taken back. Five tally marks isn't so bad. Two is pretty good. But zero? Zero is perfect. Zero means no wrong answers called … Continue reading AFTER ZERO, by Christina Collins, Sourcebooks/Sourcebooks jabberwocky

BORN SCARED, by Kevin Brooks, Candlewick Press

Elliot has lived his first thirteen years confined to his home, incapacitated by fear. Now he's out of pills, snow is falling, and his only safe person is missing. A terrifying thriller from Carnegie Medalist Kevin Brooks. From the moment of his birth, Elliot's life has been governed by fear of almost everything, even of … Continue reading BORN SCARED, by Kevin Brooks, Candlewick Press