Beau, Lee, The Bomb & Me - Mary McKinley
If you have a memory of the time when you defended a friend for anything, felt the hopeless sting of school clique rejection, realized the strength and joy of bonding with those who are "different" or in desperate need, you will want to stand up and cheer for these four outcasts as they find their way in the bigger world.

Mary McKinley has a fresh and wonderful voice: she captures the pain, the indignity, the anxiety, and finally the triumph of the outcast teen. Love it.

ARC from Netgalley