Explore the Underworld, the Punk Rock Scene in London, and More in Six New YA Titles from Carolrhoda Lab™

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#yalit–Brace yourself for the Fall 2016 lineup of gripping young adult novels
from Carolrhoda
Lab™
, an imprint of Carolrhoda
Books
, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group
! Six thrilling and engaging titles from acclaimed
authors will enthrall YA fans of all ages.

Published for the first time in the United States, Carnegie
Award-winning author Kevin
Brooks’s
Naked
’76
is a complex portrait of fictional rocker Lili Garcia, who
navigates the burgeoning London punk scene with one of the city’s
wildest bands in the scorching hot summer of 1976. Full of vivid,
memorable characters, this fascinating novel “throbs with social and
political tensions and the raw drive of punk music,” per Booklist’s
starred review
of the title.

Wired
Man and Other Freaks of Nature
by Sashi
Kaufman
explores the shifting dynamics of friendships and the
complex art of growing up. Ben Wireman is partially deaf and completely
insecure, but he feels normal when he’s with his best friend, Tyler
Nuson. But Tyler no longer seems interested in Ben. Who is Ben without
Tyler? Is Tyler really all that “normal” anyway? “Packed with depth,
joy, and hope,” Booklist says in its starred review of the title,
“Kaufman’s book is ultimately a story of how to be a friend.”

Veteran screenwriter Steve Bloom’s debut novel, The
Stand-In
, is a hilarious and charming story about
working-class kid Brooks Rattigan. After 17-year-old Brooks agrees to be
a stand-in for Homecoming for a classmate’s wealthy cousin, he realizes
becoming a rent-a-date for the socially challenged could earn him major
college money. What could go wrong?

The
Giant
—the fourth installment of the Quarantine
series by acclaimed author Lex
Thomas
—is the first book in the popular series to take place outside
the walls of the quarantined high school. After Gonzalo is forced to
leave the ductwork of McKinley High School, he loses his beloved Sasha.
A year later, he scours the infected zone for her. No matter the cost,
he can’t give up their love.

The
Immortal Throne
, best-selling author Bree Despain’s conclusion
to her Greek mythology-inspired trilogy Into
the Dark
, will keep readers turning pages with nonstop action.
Surprises lurk around every corner in the final chapter of Haden and
Daphne’s epic love story. As they fight to fulfill their destinies, they
challenge their fates and confront the reality that they may die in the
process.

Kristen
Lippert-Martin’s
Incognita
is the fast-paced thriller sequel to Tabula
Rasa
. In the wake of an experimental procedure that almost
erased her memory forever, Angel has a chance for a fresh start. But her
superhuman mental power lingers, putting her life and others’ lives in
jeopardy.

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About the Publisher

Carolrhoda
Lab™
is dedicated to distinctive, provocative, boundary-pushing
fiction for teens. Carolrhoda Lab probes and examines the young-adult
condition one novel at a time, affording YA authors and readers an
opportunity to explore and experiment with thoughts, ideas, and
paradigms in the human condition.

Carolrhoda
Books
, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group
, creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles
for children and young adults.

Naked ‘76
September 2016
$18.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook
Also Available

Ages 14–18
HC: 978-1-5124-0418-0
424
Pages ● 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature
September 2016
$17.99
Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 14–18
HC:
978-1-4677-8563-1
264 Pages 5 1/2 x 8 ¼

The Stand-In
October 2016
$18.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook
Also Available

Ages 13–18
HC: 978-1-5124-1023-5
360
Pages ● 5 1/4 x 7 1/2

The Giant
September 2016
$17.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook
Also Available

Ages 14–18
HC: 978-1-5124-0103-5
352
Pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

The Immortal Throne
October 2016
$18.99 Hardcover,
Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 12–18
HC:
978-1-5124-0583-5
344 Pages ● 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

Incognita
October 2016
$17.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook
Also Available

Ages 12–18
HC: 978-1-5124-0577-4
272
Pages ● 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

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800-328-4929, or visit us at
lernerbooks.com.

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Manager
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or
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Stille, 800-328-4929, x347
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