Monday, December 29, 2014

The 10 best debut Young Adult novels of 2014

Caitlin White rounded up her top ten debut young adult novels of 2014 for Bustle. One title on the list:
Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo (Random House Books For Young Readers)

Jennifer Longo’s YA debut Six Feet Over It is unlike anything you’ve ever read before. It’s a beautiful family, female friendship, and quirky story all rolled up into one. Leigh’s eccentric father moves the whole family into a cemetery, aka memorial park, and Leigh is stuck selling gravestones to grieving families after school. You’ll laugh out loud and then clasp your hand over your mouth because you can’t believe you just LOL-ed at a death in someone’s family. That’s some seriously well executed dark comedy. But just when you think it’s all crazy fun, that’s when the waterworks hit.
Read about the other books on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Six Feet Over It.

My Book, The Movie: Six Feet Over It.

--Marshal Zeringue