Cindy and Lynn: We decided to assemble a lineup of favorite youth and teen mystery titles by grilling some prime suspects: the members of our after-school book club. Their search through our library stacks turned into quite a crime scene as they rifled the shelves.
Skink by Carl Hiaasen is a favorite and we had to handcuff Sierra to the paperback racks to control her enthusiasm.
The same goes for Ian and his favorite from this year, Dark Energy by Robinson Wells. We shackled him to a book cart.
Trench coat-wearing Cate is a big fan of Cherie Priest’s I Am Princess X. She likes the combo of mystery, thriller, and graphic novel.
But some of our teens take their favorites very seriously. We’re still investigating the crime scene we found in the middle of the library.
We’re not convinced that our detective work is thorough enough: we need Bookends readers to submit their own favorites. Bonus points for creativity in your arrest report, whether visual or written. We need evidence!