Caitlin Horrocks recommends
All the Castles Burned (2018)
"As Michael Nye’s protagonist Owen figures out who he is and who he wants to be, the reader gets to share in all the danger and emotional suspense of that becoming. I want to say this book is a love letter to a sport, a city, and a boy’s teenage years, so full of both possibility and uncertainty. But the love here is complicated, with a deep and moving understanding of how a place, a sport, a life, can be filled with desire and anger and fear, and the potential for violence."
The Devoted (2018)
"In this unique, surprising novel, Hurley writes not just with open eyes, but with open mind and open heart, exploring the ways we try to escape from others and from ourselves. The Devoted fearlessly tackles big questions of belief, identity, love, loss, and transformation."