Saturday, October 28, 2017

Five YA books featuring rebels with a cause

At the BN Teen blog, Jenny Kawecki tagged five YA novels featuring rebels with a cause, including:
North of Happy, by Adi Alsaid

Dual-citizen Carlos and his free-spirited brother Felix both love food. So when a night spent eating their way across Mexico City ends in a tragedy that leaves Felix dead and Carlos grieving, the only thing to do is drop everything and head to a restaurant in Washington state where Felix dreamed of eating. What starts as a desperate adventure turns into the chance at a new life when Carlos somehow lands a job at the restaurant—something his parents would hate, but Felix would love. Suddenly life seems good again, until Carlos is faced with choosing between his passion for cooking and a chance at a relationship. North of Happy is a smart, engaging read that’ll leave you mouthwateringly hungry and eager to try all the recipes Alsaid has thoughtfully included.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue