Books by Jo Knowles and Complete Book Reviews

Jo Knowles. Candlewick, $16.99 (384p) ISBN 978-0-7636-6280-6
In an afterword, Knowles writes that this companion to Jumping Off Swings (2009) sprang from readers asking what happened to Josh, whose one-night stand with Ellie led to a baby given up for adoption. Teen pregnancy stories from a male perspective...
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Jo Knowles. Candlewick, $16.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-7636-7217-1
The quotidian struggles of middle school—unrequited crushes, stinky lockers, boring academics—pale in comparison to the difficulties at seventh-grader Noah Morin’s home, where his older sister, Emma, is wasting away by refusing to eat. Knowles (See...
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Jo Knowles, Author . Candlewick $16.99 (230p) ISBN 978-0-7636-3949-5
Absorbing from first page to last, this sensitively written novel explores how a teenager’s crisis rocks her life as well as the lives of others. Ellie wants a boyfriend, but what she gets instead is a series of meaningless hookups, the fourth
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Jo Knowles, Author . Candlewick $16.99 (215p) ISBN 978-0-7636-3279-3
Knowles promises more than she delivers in her first novel, which opens with a bold move. Leah Greene is dead; “It's over,” says the 17-year-old narrator, Lainey, in the first chapter. “And it's my fault.” A lengthy
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Jo Knowles. Candlewick, $16.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-7636-6387-2
Ten interconnected stories set over the course of one day at a small-town high school reveal a well of despair and confusion among the nine students and one teacher whose lives are examined. Beginning with Nate Granger, a bullied freshman whose...
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Jo Knowles. Candlewick, $16.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-7636-5407-8
Twelve-year-old Fern's family members are so consumed with their own lives that Fern often feels overlooked. She has a lot on her plate, dealing with her annoying three-year-old brother, Charlie, and tart-tongued sister, Sara, as well as being...
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Jo Knowles. Candlewick, $16.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-5362-0003-4
Summer starts off with a bang for Rachel when she receives a refurbished bike for her 13th birthday, but things quickly go downhill as she confronts unwanted change. Her longtime best friend, Micah, wants more than just friendship, but Rachel doesn’t
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