By the Numbers
Review Copies: 1
Teen: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithin and John Green
Not so much a book about two strangers as it is about two boys who have Tiny Cooper in their lives. The very end scampers on the edge of schmaltz but doesn't fall in.
Tween: Faith, Hope, and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Two girls from opposite ends of the class spectrum discover that friendship can bridge any canyon.
Children: The Eyes of the Amaryllis by Natalie Babbitt
One of those "I Can't Believe I Never Read It" books. Also one of those "Yep, It's Really That Good" books.
Because I Want To Awards
Made Me Want to Re-Read the First One: The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan
Wow, This Was Totally Written in a Different Time: The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope
Marvelous Series Finish: The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye by Nancy Springer