Published on January 13, 2013
Anna remembers a time
before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and
her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now
her mom is gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, bringing
home the next stepfather. Anna is left on her own—until she discovers
that she can make boys her family. From Desmond to Joey, Todd to Sam,
Anna learns that if you give boys what they want, you can get what you
need. But the price is high—the other kids make fun of her; the girls
call her a slut. Anna's new friend, Toy, seems to have found a way
around the loneliness, but Toy has her own secrets that even Anna can't
Then comes Sam. When Anna actually meets a boy who is more
than just useful, whose family eats dinner together, laughs, and tells
stories, the truth about love becomes clear. And she finally learns how
it feels to have something to lose—and something to offer. Real,
shocking, uplifting, and stunningly lyrical,
Uses for Boys
is a story of breaking down and growing up.
Published on Feb. 26, 3013
You or your Alt? Only one will survive.
city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high.
Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and
citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their
twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job,
Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a
fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will
have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep
shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer
certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a
future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running
not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the
power to destroy her.