Spring has SPRUNG! And what could be better than an afternoon at the park, lazing in the sun... and peeking at boys from behind a copy of the most-talked-about new books from Random House!

This issue, we've got . . .
. . . Markus Zusak's latest - the book that everyone's talking about
. . . E. Lockhart, taking us undercover into the boy's locker room.
. . . From the writer who gave us Pay It Forward: the magnetic tale of a pair of runaways - and an open road.
. . . The mystery of Endymion Spring . . . unlocked, room by room



The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
$16.95 | 978-0-375-83099-0

It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. Read more

Preview Part 1: "Death and Chocolate"


Markus Zusak
Photo © 2006 Bronwyn Rennex

Visit MarkusZusak.com for more!

Wanna talk to Markus? Check him out in the Book Divas discussion forum through April 24th.


Fly on the Wall
by E. Lockhart
$15.95 | 978-0-385-73281-9

If you could pick a superhero power to take with you into your fly body, what would it be?

What's Your Fly Style?
Click here to take the quiz!

The author of The Boyfriend List is back!

Have you ever wished that you could be a fly on the wall of the boys locker room?

One day, Gretchen Yee does–just to learn more about guys. What are they really like? What do they really talk about? Are they really cretins most of the time?
Fly on the Wall is the story of how that wish comes true. . . Read more.

Preview Chapter 1!

Visit the author's web site: TheBoyfriendList.com



Becoming Chloe
by Catherine Ryan Hyde
$15.95 | 978-0-375-83258-1

Meet Jordy. He’s on his own in New York City. Nobody to depend on; nobody depending on him. And it’s been working fine.

Until this girl comes along. She’s 18 and blond and pretty–her world should be perfect. But she’s seen things no one should ever see in their whole life–the kind of things that break a person. She doesn’t seem broken, though. She seems . . . innocent. Like she doesn’t know a whole lot. Only sometimes she does. . . Read more

Preview Chapter 1: "Wings"



Plastic Fantastic
by Simon Cheshire
$8.95 | 978-0-385-73213-0

Fifteen-year-old Dominic is crazy about the pop group Plastic—especially their attractive lead singer, Lisa Voyd.

Lisa Voyd is a style goddess, and her voice makes Dominic’s heart melt. He knows every word and every note of every song, of course, and has sworn his allegiance to all that is Plastic.

But when Dominic gets trapped in an elevator with none other than Lisa Voyd, she’s nothing like the star he thought he loved. Turns out the life of a pop singer is not all it’s cracked up to be. And the world’s biggest fan might have an even bigger fan of his own.

Want to read more? Read from the first chapter: "Track One".


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