Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Seven awesome diverse YA thrillers

At the BN Teen Blog Dahlia Adler tagged seven top YA "thrillers that also happen to feature main characters who are disabled or of marginalized race and/or sexual orientation," including:
Fake ID, by Lamar Giles

Yes, at times the B&N Teen Blog may read a bit like a Lamar Giles fan site, but that’s only because we’re really big fans of Lamar Giles. In our defense, both of his thrillers (this one and Endangered) have been nominated for Edgar Awards (and he’s got another, Overturned, coming up; fingers crossed for a three-peat!), so it’s not like we’re alone. It all started here, with Nick Pearson (whose name isn’t really Nick Pearson), the unsolved murder of his friend Eli, and the conspiracy Eli was working to bring down. Fast-paced, twisty, and full of surprises, it’s the perfect place to jump aboard the Giles train.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Fake ID is among Sarah Skilton's top eight YA books with villainous parents.

My Book, The Movie: Fake ID by Lamar Giles.

The Page 69 Test: Fake ID.

--Marshal Zeringue