“Like That? Read This!” is my new weekly feature where I provide librarian-curated book recommendations. Each week I’ll be picking a recent release and sharing a list of similar books to pick up if you liked it! “Like That? Read This!” is also perfect when you’re waiting for a library copy of a hot new release and need something to read in the meantime.
Librarians and educators are welcome to use “Like That? Read This!” to create readalike lists, displays, or other readers advisory tools for their students/readers!
Title: The Lucky Ones
Editor: Liz Lawson
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: April 7, 2020
Goodreads Summary: “How do you put yourself back together when it seems like you’ve lost it all?
May is a survivor. But she doesn’t feel like one. She feels angry. And lost. And alone. Eleven months after the school shooting that killed her twin brother, May still doesn’t know why she was the only one to walk out of the band room that day. No one gets what she went through–no one saw and heard what she did. No one can possibly understand how it feels to be her.
Zach lost his old life when his mother decided to defend the shooter. His girlfriend dumped him, his friends bailed, and now he spends his time hanging out with his little sister…and the one faithful friend who stuck around. His best friend is needy and demanding, but he won’t let Zach disappear into himself. Which is how Zach ends up at band practice that night. The same night May goes with her best friend to audition for a new band.
Which is how May meets Zach. And how Zach meets May. And how both might figure out that surviving could be an option after all.“
- A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti
- The Beauty that Remains by Ashley Woodfolk
- How She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett
- This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
- Hold Still by Nina LaCour
- Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman
- How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
- That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger
- The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown
Have you read The Lucky Ones? What else would you add to this list?