A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOKS FOR TEENS 2021
A 2022 TAYSHAS Reading List Pick
“A fantastically smart, funny, and thoughtful thriller.”—Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star
The year is 1998: Titanic just won six Oscars, boy bands are dominating MTV’s airwaves, and like any other teenager Jess Flynn is just trying to survive high school. Between a crush on her childhood best friend, overprotective parents, and her sister’s worsening health, the only constant is her hometown of Swickley, which feels smaller by the day.
Jess is resigned to her small-town life, until the day she discovers a mysterious device with an apple logo, causing her to question everything and everyone she’s ever known. As more cracks appear in Jess’s world, she faces a choice: can she live the rest of her life knowing it’s a lie, or should she risk everything for the truth?
A fast-paced, mind-bending YA thriller packed with ’90s pop culture references and perfect for fans of Riverdale, This Is Not the Jess Show will keep readers guessing until the very end.
Now in paperback, with an excerpt from the explosive and thrilling conclusion, This Is Not the Real World!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anna Carey is the author of Blackbird, Deadfall, and the Eve trilogy. She lives in Los Angeles.
From 12-year-old dog-loving Gideon Kidd of the viral Twitter account I've Pet That Dog comes a guide for young readers to befriend and care for dogs of all shapes, sizes, and personalities!
Pet That Dog! A Handbook for Making Four-Legged Friends is an illustrated guide to meeting, petting, and caring for dogs by Gideon and his mom, Rachel Braunigan. Learn how dogs communicate through body language, helpful tips for safely interacting with dogs, and fun facts about dogs to share with friends. (Did you know that all-white dogs are more likely to be deaf? Or that dogs poop in alignment with the north-south axis of the Earth’s magnetic field?) You can even keep track of the pups you meet with your very own Dog Tracker.
With an interactive format and joyful illustrations of lovable dogs, Pet That Dog! makes a perfect gift for dog lovers and dog-curious kids.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Gideon Kidd is an 11-year-old boy from Iowa. He loves dogs and hopes to meet and pet as many as he can. He asked his Mom if he could start a blog in 2016, when he was 8 years old, documenting each dog he petted. He began posting his pictures and stories on Twitter in April 2018, and now he has pet over 1,000 dogs and has over 300,000 Twitter followers. Rachel Braunigan is Gideon's mom. A social worker turned stay-at-home mom, she has four sons. Rachel assists Gideon with his project by taking pictures, and helping in the never-ending quest to pet more dogs.
Rachel Braunigan is Gideon’s mom. A social worker turned stay-at-home mom, she has four sons. Rachel assists Gideon with his project by taking pictures and helping in his never-ending quest to pet more dogs.