Two prominent city residents have been murdered, and Barrie knew both of them. But does she know their killer? The police have connected both victims to her mother's hair salon, and the obvious focus has become Barrie's mom and the other stylists, all of whom happen to be convicted killers who met in prison vocational school.
Amidst intriguing people whom she can't quite trust, and forced into living... [click here for more]
After a family friend accidentally detonates a bomb during a political protest, the aftershocks continue to roil through 17-year-old Beamer Flynn’s life. The first child born in a commune her parents helped form, Beamer has grown up under the watchful eye of all the people once involved in the now-disbanded commune. They were all present at her birth, voted on her name (Merry Moonbeam), and still... [click here for more]
Border Baker thinks he’s perfectly content in New Mexico, his home for the last three years. But when his father inherits his childhood home in Minnesota and decides to move them again, Border feels he’s being held prisoner and force-fed a hometown. People in the town haven’t forgotten that his dad fled to Canada rather than serve in the Army in Vietnam, and Border becomes a target of their simmering... [click here for more]
Kelly Ray is nineteen and a recovering heroin addict. To stay sober, she lives by a severe set of rules, and the last thing she needs is a complicated guy. And who could be more complicated than the heir to the throne of a war-torn European country? But when, by chance, she meets Prince Tomas Teronovich, Kelly is hooked--not so much by his looks, his gentleness, or his obvious attraction to her, but... [click here for more]
Revolutions of the Heart won the 1994 Minnesota Book Award for Older Children's Fiction, and was named a BCCB Blue Ribbon Book, as well as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Outspoken 17-year-old Cory Knutson faces the most difficult year of her life -- dealing with the death of her beloved mother and the racism she discovers in her own hometown. Friends and neighbors in her small Wisconsin... [click here for more]
An edge-of-the-seat adventure! - Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
Seventeen-year-old Arden Munro has been raised by her older brother, Scott, ever since the death of their parents 10 years earlier. He has been her only family. But now Scott too is dead--or so believe the local police and everyone in Arden's community. Arden, however, is convinced that Scott has staged his snowmobile accident... [click here for more]