Explore the Underworld, the Punk Rock Scene in London, and More in Six New YA Titles from Carolrhoda Lab™

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Brace yourself for the Fall 2016 lineup of gripping young adult novels from Carolrhoda Lab™, an imprint of Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group! Six thrilling and engaging titles from acclaimed authors will enthrall YA fans of all ages.

Published for the first time in the United States, Carnegie Award-winning author Kevin Brooks’s Naked ’76 is a complex portrait of fictional rocker Lili Garcia, who navigates the burgeoning London punk scene with one of the city’s wildest bands in the scorching hot summer of 1976. Full of vivid, memorable characters, this fascinating novel “throbs with social and political tensions and the raw drive of punk music,” per Booklist’s starred review of the title.

Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature by Sashi Kaufman explores the shifting dynamics of friendships and the complex art of growing up. Ben Wireman is partially deaf and completely insecure, but he feels normal when he’s with his best friend, Tyler Nuson. But Tyler no longer seems interested in Ben. Who is Ben without Tyler? Is Tyler really all that “normal” anyway? “Packed with depth, joy, and hope,” Booklist says in its starred review of the title, “Kaufman’s book is ultimately a story of how to be a friend.”

Veteran screenwriter Steve Bloom’s debut novel, The Stand-In, is a hilarious and charming story about working-class kid Brooks Rattigan. After 17-year-old Brooks agrees to be a stand-in for Homecoming for a classmate's wealthy cousin, he realizes becoming a rent-a-date for the socially challenged could earn him major college money. What could go wrong?

The Giant—the fourth installment of the Quarantine series by acclaimed author Lex Thomas—is the first book in the popular series to take place outside the walls of the quarantined high school. After Gonzalo is forced to leave the ductwork of McKinley High School, he loses his beloved Sasha. A year later, he scours the infected zone for her. No matter the cost, he can't give up their love.

The Immortal Throne, best-selling author Bree Despain’s conclusion to her Greek mythology-inspired trilogy Into the Dark, will keep readers turning pages with nonstop action. Surprises lurk around every corner in the final chapter of Haden and Daphne's epic love story. As they fight to fulfill their destinies, they challenge their fates and confront the reality that they may die in the process.

Kristen Lippert-Martin’s Incognita is the fast-paced thriller sequel to Tabula Rasa. In the wake of an experimental procedure that almost erased her memory forever, Angel has a chance for a fresh start. But her superhuman mental power lingers, putting her life and others' lives in jeopardy.

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Carolrhoda Lab™ is dedicated to distinctive, provocative, boundary-pushing fiction for teens. Carolrhoda Lab probes and examines the young-adult condition one novel at a time, affording YA authors and readers an opportunity to explore and experiment with thoughts, ideas, and paradigms in the human condition.

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Naked ‘76
September 2016
$18.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 14–18
HC: 978-1-5124-0418-0
424 Pages ● 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature
September 2016
$17.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 14–18
HC: 978-1-4677-8563-1
264 Pages 5 1/2 x 8 ¼

The Stand-In
October 2016
$18.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 13–18
HC: 978-1-5124-1023-5
360 Pages ● 5 1/4 x 7 1/2

The Giant
September 2016
$17.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 14–18
HC: 978-1-5124-0103-5
352 Pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

The Immortal Throne
October 2016
$18.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 12–18
HC: 978-1-5124-0583-5
344 Pages ● 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

Incognita
October 2016
$17.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 12–18
HC: 978-1-5124-0577-4
272 Pages ● 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

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Explore the Underworld, the Punk Rock Scene in London, and More in Six New YA Titles from Carolrhoda Lab™

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Lerner Publishing Group
Lindsay Matvick, 800-328-4929, x385
Publicity Manager
lmatvick@lernerbooks.com
or
Libby Stille, 800-328-4929, x347
Marketing and Publicity Assistant
lstille@lernerbooks.com