YOUNG ADULT SERIES

DRIFT X

This trilogy about cars, girls and race by veteran author Strasser (The Wave) introduces 16-year old Kennin Burnett, who has a passion for "drifting," a form of racing which involves skidding around turns while going downhill. Recently arriving at Dorado High, Kennin finds a  soulmate in Angelita, who knows her way around an engine. She also owns a vehicle—a Nissan 240 SX. This becomes important when Kennin is recruited to compete against a classmate in a "tsuiso," the Japanese term for a two-car race to the bottom of the hill. The hip subject matter, manga-style illustrations, short chapters and quick pace are sure to attract an audience who will demand the next installment – Publisher’s Weekly

Teens will be drawn to the colorful cover, car-racing action, and the growing attraction between Kennin and Angelita. A good choice for reluctant older readers.– School Library Journal

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THE THRILLOGY MYSTERIES

No one at Soundview High takes the death threat seriously.... until Lucy, the threatened student, disappears. Madison Archer is particularly shaken by the disappearance, because she drove Lucy home the night she disappeared and was the last to see her. Wracked with guilt, Madison makes it her mission to find out what really happened to Lucy.

AWARDS: 

American Library Association: Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers

Illinois: Abraham Lincoln H.S. Book Award

International School Librarians Group  Sakura Medal

New York Public Library: Books for the Teen Age

Tayshas (Texas Library Association): Summer Reading List 

Voice of Youth Advoca: Summer Reading List 

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TIME ZONE HIGH

Three Rom-Coms  with continuing characters. HOW I CREATED MY PERFECT PROM DATE became the movie, DRIVE ME CRAZY

AWARDS:

American Library Association Best Book for Teens

New York Library Books for the Teen Age

Various State Awards

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