You may know that I have a special interest in contemporary realistic YA novels with male main characters (having written two of them myself). My friend C. Lee McKenzie has one coming out on Friday, July 25:
Double Negative, by C. Lee McKenzie.
McQueen is a sixteen-year-old smart kid who screws up regularly. He’s a
member of Larkston High’s loser clique, the boy who’s on his way to
nowhere—unless juvenile hall counts as a destination. He squeaks through
classes with his talent for eavesdropping and memorizing what he hears.
When that doesn’t work, he goes to Fat Nyla, the one some mean girls
are out to get and a person who’s in on his secret—he can barely read.
then Maggie happens. For twenty-five years she’s saved boys from their
own bad choices. But she may not have time to save Hutch. Alzheimer’s
disease is steadily stealing her keen mind.
You can find out more at C. Lee McKenzie's website, blog, or Facebook Fan Page. There's also a giveaway for Double Negative and for Amazon gift cards here.