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Author: Leah Bobet
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
The strange war down south—with its rumors of gods and monsters—is over. And while sixteen-year-old Hallie and her sister wait to see who will return from the distant battlefield, they struggle to maintain their family farm.
When Hallie hires a veteran to help them, the war comes home in ways no one could have imagined, and soon Hallie is taking dangerous risks—and keeping desperate secrets. But even as she slowly learns more about the war and the men who fought it, ugly truths about Hallie’s own family are emerging. And while monsters and armies are converging on the small farm, the greatest threat to her home may be Hallie herself.
Finally, a new Leah book. I love Above, I think it's interesting and emotional and underappreciated, I think if you can you should go read Above because it will open your eyes. It cuts deep to the ways we treat people who look different, who act different, who have mental illnesses or are homeless, and tells the story with a bit of a fantasy twist.
Note: if you're in the US, this comes out on October 6 from Clarion Books.