Blue (20th Anniversary Revised Edition)
Morgan isn't merely bored, he feels like he is invisible. Ignored by his parents, bullied at school, and living in a dreary tenement building where the only thing he can see out his windows are other tenements buildings taller than his, he yearns for adventure and freedom. He has nothing, except an extraordinary curiosity, courage, and the imagination to change. This humorous tale is a tender testament to following one's heart, despite what the world might think or say to the contrary. Morgan comes to understand that he has the power to be whatever he wants to be. Is it a fantasy adventure? Magical realism? A coming of age story? A dream? A comic Metamorphosisfor all ages, perhaps. You decide.
American Booksellers Association Pick of the List
“. . .an engrossing and very human
portrayal of such a fantasticalsubject.
American Library Association Booklist
"... a cheerfully diverting fantasy about a boy
who demonstrates that you really can become
anything you want—if you only believe."
Marena struggles to remember the past: a time before the Zero Tolerance Party murdered her mother and put her father under house arrest. A time before they installed listening devices in every home and outlawed writing. A time when she was free. But it feels like the only thing the new, repressive government wants is to have Marena forget. When the Minister of Education, Helmsley Greengritch, cracks down on Marena's youth training facility, she knows she has to fight back.
In the spirit of her revolutionary mother, she forms her own resistance group the White Rose. With nothing but words and a hunger for freedom, Marena fights for what she knows is right, only to discover the ZT Party's horrifying plans for the country.
A thrilling story of resistance and the power of art, "The Silenced" draws upon the true story of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose group's resistance to the Nazi party.
"This is far and away the best young adult novel I have read for years … It has a marvelously vibrant and courageous young heroine, and friends who may betray or help—hard to predict. Best of all it is based on one of the most ultimately tough young women to grace this earth. The White Rose. After reading this book, you will want to read more about her."
National Book Award Winner, author of The Roundhouse
A Winsome Murder
A grisly murder in a pastoral Wisconsin town, Winsome Bay, proves to
be only the opening act in a twisting, darkening series of gruesome
deaths. Acclaimed already for his young adult fiction, James DeVita now debuts an addictive, adult thriller that takes us from Chicago’s underbelly to the Wisconsin woods.
In this fast-paced novel we meet a gorgeous waitress with a haunted past, an author juggling a failing career and motherhood, and a hard-bitten detective with unexpected inspiration from William Shakespeare’s bloodiest plays—and nobody escapes the nightmare created by a psychotic killer of women.
Chicago Book Review
"In addition to a unique detective, a wholly original story, and some literary flair, Devita has filled these pages with some timely and biting social commentary, which does much to add to the real feel of this creative whodunit. A Winsome Murder is well written, well wrought, and well paced. It is well worth a read, a fun, enjoyable, engaging page-turner that draws you in and doesn’t let go until the last page."