Monday, November 21, 2016

Six YA books for fans of "Orange Is The New Black"

One title on Melissa Albert's list of six YA reads for fans of Orange Is The New Black, as shared at the BN Teen blog:
The Walls Around Us, by Nova Ren Suma

Dubbed “Orange Is the New Black Swan,” Suma’s latest is the first place you should turn to when you’ve exhausted season three. Two girls speak in this twisting, dreamlike novel, but three girls’ stories are told. There’s Violet, a high-strung, high-achieving ballerina whose triumph has a bitter edge, and Amber, an incarcerated juvenile delinquent whose life line is the prison library—and who the other inmates consider the only innocent in lockup. They’re linked by their relationship with Oriana, Violet’s former best friend and Amber’s juvie roommate. What Oriana did, what Violet’s hiding, and what Amber knows weave together in a time-hopping, supernatural narrative that gets under your skin and settles there. Suma times her tale’s reveals in a series of growing detonations, leading to a genuinely haunting conclusion.
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see: Seven books for fans of Orange Is The New Black.

--Marshal Zeringue