Young Adult Novels
Coming Out October 6th!
Early Critical Praise for A Step Towards Falling
- ALA Booklist (starred review): “Exhilarating and heartrending.This novel is stunning.”
- Kirkus Reviews (starred review): “McGovern’s triumph is how well she normalizes and highlights the variety of disability experiences among teens and their often circuitous journeys toward claiming their voices and right to self-determination. Ultimately, a deeply engaging and rewarding story.”
- Publishers Weekly (starred review): “Without evading or sugarcoating difficult topics, McGovern shows that disabled and able aren’t binary states but part of a continuum-a human one.”
For Middle Grade
Fourth grade is not going at all how Benny Barrows hoped. He hasn’t found a new best friend. He’s still not a great bike rider—even though his brother George, who’s autistic, can do tricks. And worst of all, he worries his dad’s recent accident might be all his fault. Benny tries to take his mom’s advice and focus on helping others, and to take things one step at a time. But when his dad ends up in the hospital again, Benny doesn’t know how he and his family will overcome all the bad luck that life seems to have thrown their way.
Just My Luck is a deeply moving and rewarding novel about a down-on-his-luck boy whose caring heart ultimately helps him find the strength to cope with tragedy and realize how much he truly has to offer his friends and family.
Ann M. Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Rain Reign: “I loved this portrait of a young boy struggling to find his role in a family determined not to be defined by their differences. Benny’s brave story, told with wry humor, is inspirational.”
Coming Soon, February 2016