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Derek Lipton

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Derek Lipton is a 2012 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he studied literature and art history. He enjoys longboarding, catching up on superhero movies and reading the books he missed as a kid.

Books to Read After Watching "Everything, Everything"

Rare, incurable illness? Check. Against-all-odds romance? Double check. A lifechanging journey? Check, check, check. EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon introduces readers to 17-year-old Maddy, a girl who is literally allergic to the world and has basically never left her house. When a moving truck arrives next door, however, and tall, lean Olly jumps out, Maddy feels certain that love is on the forecast. As Maddy and Olly gaze at each other through their windows and learn about one another through text, they begin to form a deep bond that makes them question everything. This amazing book has recently been adapted for the big screen and Teenreads gushed and sighed through the movie starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson. With summer just around the corner, we've curated this list of books with similar romances, illnesses and captivating plotlines to keep you reading all summer long. Whether you've seen the movie and loved it or are waiting to read the book first, you're sure to find your next read on this bookshelf.

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Victoria Scott

Author

Victoria Scott is the acclaimed author of eight books for young adults. Her novels are sold in fourteen different countries, and she loves receiving fan mail from across the world. Victoria loves high fashion, big cities, and pink cotton candy. You can find her online at VictoriaScott.com.

Rowan Altwood

Author

Kelley York and Rowan Altwood are a wife and wife writing team living in central California with their daughter and way too many cats. Kelley is the author of HUSHED, MADE OF STARS, and MODERN MONSTERS, and OTHER BREAKABLE THINGS is Rowan’s debut.

Kelley York

Author

Kelley York and Rowan Altwood are a wife and wife writing team living in central California with their daughter and way too many cats. Kelley is the author of HUSHED, MADE OF STARS, and MODERN MONSTERS, and OTHER BREAKABLE THINGS is Rowan’s debut.

Zoe Maffitt

Editorial Intern

Zoe Maffitt is a new NYC native pursuing a career as an editor. She’s currently the editorial intern at Workman Publishing. In her free time she reads voraciously, blogs and tries to meet as many puppies as possible. She is a graduate of Truman State University and the Denver Publishing Institute.

Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary - May 2017

Our May Guy-Brary selection includes DEEP WATER by Katherine Nichols, the first in a series of real crime novels, which is about a group of teens and their lucrative drug smuggling business in 1971. Next, we have Cale Dietrich's debut novel, THE LOVE INTEREST, which involves a secret organization of teenage spies and the fight for one girl's heart. Finally, we have STAR WARS: REBEL RISING by Beth Revis, which follows canonical character Jyn Erso as she is raised for rebellion and is ultimately betrayed by the one she trusted most. 

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Maurene Goo

Author

Maurene Goo is the YA author of SINCE YOU ASKED and I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE. She grew up in a Los Angeles suburb surrounded by floral wallpaper and piles of books. Before publishing her first novel, she worked in both textbook and art book publishing. She also has very strong feelings about tacos and houseplants and lives in Los Angeles.

Tracey Hecht

Tracey Hecht is a writer and entrepreneur who has written, directed and produced for film. The American Booksellers Association chose her first book in The Nocturnals series, The Mysterious Abductions, as a Kids’ Indie Next List pick. Last year, in partnership with the New York Public Library, she created a Nocturnals Read Aloud Writing program for middle graders that has expanded nationwide. She splits her time between Oquossoc, Maine and New York City.

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Joe Hartlaub

ROUGHNECK is one of those rare books that feels right when you pick it up, even if you know nothing about the story or its author. It’s an original graphic novel by veteran scribe/artist Jeff Lemire, who has written a compelling, violent, sad, redeeming and oh-so-realistic story that will make your teeth hurt. Read More

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Derek Ouelette’s glory days are behind him. His hockey career ended a decade earlier in a violent incident on ice, and since then he’s been living off his reputation in the remote northern community where he grew up, drinking too much and fighting anyone who crosses him. But he never counts on his long-lost sister, Beth, showing up one day out of the blue, back in town and on the run from an abusive boyfriend. Looking to hide out for a while, the two siblings hunker down in a secluded hunting camp deep in the local woods. It is there that they attempt to find a way to reconnect with each other and the painful secrets of their past...even as Beth’s ex draws closer.

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Derek Ouelette’s glory days are behind him. His hockey career ended a decade earlier in a violent incident on ice, and since then he’s been living off his reputation in the remote northern community where he grew up, drinking too much and fighting anyone who crosses him. But he never counts on his long-lost sister, Beth, showing up one day out of the blue, back in town and on the run from an abusive boyfriend. Looking to hide out for a while, the two siblings hunker down in a secluded hunting camp deep in the local woods. It is there that they attempt to find a way to reconnect with each other and the painful secrets of their past...even as Beth’s ex draws closer.

About the Book

From the New York Times bestselling author and award-winning creator of Essex County, Secret Path, Descender and The Underwater Welder comes an all-original graphic novel about a brother and sister who must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history that has cursed their family.

Derek Ouelette’s glory days are behind him. His hockey career ended a decade earlier in a violent incident on ice, and since then he’s been living off his reputation in the remote northern community where he grew up, drinking too much and fighting anyone who crosses him. But he never counts on his long-lost sister, Beth, showing up one day out of the blue, back in town and on the run from an abusive boyfriend. Looking to hide out for a while, the two siblings hunker down in a secluded hunting camp deep in the local woods. It is there that they attempt to find a way to reconnect with each other and the painful secrets of their past...even as Beth’s ex draws closer, threatening to pull both Derek and Beth back into a world of self-destruction that they are fighting tooth and nail to leave behind.

Simultaneously touching and harrowing, ROUGHNECK is a masterwork from New York Times bestselling writer/artist Jeff Lemire --- a deeply moving and beautifully illustrated story of family, heritage, and the desire to break the cycle of violence at any cost from one of today’s most acclaimed comic creators.