Rogue by Lyn Miller-Lachmann. 240 p. Nancy Paulsen Books, May 16, 2013. 9780399162251.
Publisher synopsis: Kiara has Asperger’s syndrome, and it’s hard for her to make friends. So whenever her world doesn’t make sense—which is often—she relies on Mr. Internet for answers. But there are some questions he can’t answer, like why she always gets into trouble, and how do kids with Asperger’s syndrome make friends? Kiara has a difficult time with other kids. They taunt her and she fights back. Now she’s been kicked out of school. She wishes she could be like her hero Rogue—a misunderstood X-Men mutant who used to hurt anyone she touched until she learned how to control her special power.
Now by Morris Gleitzman. Felix and Zelda series #3. 192 p. Henry Holt and Company (BYR), June, 2013. 9780805093780.
Publisher synopsis: Set in the current day, this is the final book in the series that began with Once, continued with Then and is . . . Now.
Reviewing this one for abookandahug.com.
E-Galley for review: Dipping my toe into Netgalley and got approved for this one this week.
Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick. 304 p. Feiwel & Friends, September 3, 2013. 9781250025647.
Publisher synopsis: Rich is fifteen and plays guitar. When his girlfriend asks him to perform at protest rally, he jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, the police show up, and so does Rich’s dad. He’s in big trouble. Again. To make matters worse, this happens near the anniversary of his uncle’s death from a drug overdose years ago. Rich’s dad always gets depressed this time of year, but whenever Rich asks questions about his late uncle, his dad shuts down.