Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
This week's picks are, of course, psychology-related to fit with Psychtember!
Crazy by Amy Reed
"Connor knows that Izzy
will never fall in love with him the way he’s fallen for her. But
somehow he’s been let into her crazy, exhilarating world and become her
closest confidante. But the closer they get, the more Connor realizes
that Izzy’s highs are too high and her lows are too low. And the
frenetic energy that makes her shine is starting to push her into a much
darker place. As Izzy’s behavior gets increasingly erratic and
self-destructive, Connor gets increasingly desperate to stop her from
plummeting. He knows he can’t save her from her pain… but what if no one
This one sounds like it's about bipolar disorder, which is nice to see because it doesn't seem to pop up that much in YA. The author described it as "part research
project, part character study, and part love letter" in the interview I recently did with her. I'm interested to see how Izzy's mental health issues affect their relationship!
Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony, illustrated by Rodrigo Corral
"Glory is a young piano
prodigy. Frank is the boy who moves in next door. Over the years, their
friendship blossoms into an undeniable romance. As Glory descends from
stunning piano prodigy into a kind of madness, Frank's love becomes more
and more unshakable. They both become hopelessly fixated on the song
Part love story, part mystery, part visual collage,
this novel is told through images as much as it's told through words.
Ultimately the reader must decipher what is real, what is imagined, and
what has been madness all along.
Richly imagined by author Jessica Anthony and hauntingly designed by Rodrigo Corral, Chopsticks
will rivet teens and adults alike on numerous platforms, including a
gorgeous book and paid app for the iPhone and iPad, with many additional
This book sounds very different! I'd like to know more about Glory's "madness" and I'm wondering how the combination of images and words will affect the reading experience.
What books are you waiting for?