Résumé : La mort ne prévient jamais. Lorsque Griffin apprend la disparition brutale de Theo, son premier amour, son univers vole en éclats. Bien que Theo ait déménagé en Californie pour ses études et ait commencé à fréquenter Jackson, Griffin n’a jamais douté qu’il reviendrait un jour vers lui. À présent, l’avenir qu’il s’imaginait a changé du tout au tout…
Radar à diversité : homosexualité M/M, TOC + #ownvoices
Radar à diversité : pp noir, #ownvoices, ps latinx, ps lesbienne.
Titre : A la vie, à l’amour de Jason Reynolds
Résumé : Jack Ellison King est le roi du «presque». Il a presque réussi à sortir avec Jillian (mais son meilleur ami Francisco l’a invitée le premier). Il a presque obtenu le prix du meilleur élève du lycée (c’est finalement Jillian qui l’a raflé). Alors, quand Jack rencontre Kate à une fête, il pense que sa malédiction est brisée. Car la jeune fille est fantastique. Hélas ! avant qu’ils aient une chance de vivre leur histoire, Kate meurt. L’histoire pourrait s’arrêter là. Mais Jack obtient une deuxième chance, puis une troisième, et même une quatrième… Il est ramené au tout premier soir, lors de cette fête où il l’a rencontrée, quatre mois plus tôt.Mais de combien de secondes chances aura-t-il besoin pour la sauver ?
Radar à diversité : pp Noirs + #ownvoices
Radar à diversité : pp métisse (sri-lankaise/écossaise), pp lesbienne, ps bi, F/F (+ autrice lesbienne), mucoviscidose
Titre : Tout va bien de Nina Lacour
Résumé : Après avoir perdu son grand-père, sa seule famille, Marin a quitté subitement sa vie sur la côte californienne sans prévenir personne, pas même sa meilleure amie Mabel pour qui elle éprouvait pourtant des sentiments forts. Dans son université new-yorkaise, c’est une lutte de chaque instant pour ne pas sombrer au souvenir de son aïeul, jusqu’au jour où Mabel vient lui rendre visite.
Radar à diversité : pp saphique, dépression
Titre : Long Way Down de Jason Reynolds
Résumé : Quand quelqu’un est tué dans le quartier de Will, il faut respecter les trois Lois :
1) Ne pas pleurer.
2) Ne pas balancer.
3) Se venger.
Et Shawn, le frère de Will, vient d’être assassiné.
Radar à diversité : pp Noir + #ownvoices
Titre : Eau douce de Akwaeke Emezi
Résumé : Au Nigéria, dans la cosmologie igbo, lorsqu’un enfant est dans le ventre de sa mère, il est façonné par des esprits qui déterminent son destin. Mais à la naissance de la petite Ada, les portes entre le monde des humains et celui des esprits se sont temporairement ouvertes, le temps pour ces derniers de s’immiscer dans le corps de la fillette et de s’y trouver bloqués. Un pied dans le monde des vivants, un pied dans le monde des esprits, Ada va ainsi grandir envahie par un cortège de voix qui vont se disputer le contrôle de sa vie, fractionnant son être en d’innombrables personnalités.
Mais lorsque Ada quitte son berceau géographique pour faire ses études aux États-Unis, un événement traumatique d’une violence inouïe va donner naissance à un nouvel esprit, beaucoup plus puissant, beaucoup plus dangereux. Ce nouveau «moi» prend possession d’elle et se nourrit de ses désirs, de sa colère et de sa rancœur. La vie de la jeune fille prend alors une tournure de plus en plus inquiétante, où la mort semble devenir une séduisante échappatoire.
Radar à diversité : pp nigérienne
In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash.
Separated by distance—and Papi’s secrets—the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered.
And then, when it seems like they’ve lost everything of their father, they learn of each other.
Radar à diversité : pp latinx, pp wlw, couple F/F + autrice latinx
Résumé : Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.
Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.
Radar à diversité : pp métis (blanc et taïwanais), cast de personnages taïwanais + #ownvoices, ps latinx, ps lesbien
Titre : Summer Bird Blue de Akemi Dawn Bowman
Résumé : Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn’t have the answers to everything. What to eat, where to go, whom to love. But there is one thing she is absolutely sure of—she wants to spend the rest of her life writing music with her younger sister, Lea.
Then Lea dies in a car accident, and her mother sends her away to live with her aunt in Hawaii while she deals with her own grief. Now thousands of miles from home, Rumi struggles to navigate the loss of her sister, being abandoned by her mother, and the absence of music in her life. With the help of the “boys next door”—a teenage surfer named Kai, who smiles too much and doesn’t take anything seriously, and an eighty-year-old named George Watanabe, who succumbed to his own grief years ago—Rumi attempts to find her way back to her music, to write the song she and Lea never had the chance to finish.
Radar à diversité : pp asiatique et aro/ace
Titre : I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter de Erika L. Sanchez
Résumé : Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family.
But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role.
Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.
But it’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend Lorena, and her first kiss, first love, first everything boyfriend Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was there more to her sister’s story? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal?
Radar à diversité : pp mexicaine + #ownvoices
Titre : Laurel everywhere de Erin Moynihan
Résumé : Severe loss. For Laurel Summers, those two words don’t cut it. They don’t even come close. After a car wreck kills her mother and siblings, the ghosts of her family surround her as she wrestles with grief, anger, and the fear that she won’t be enough to keep her dad alive either.
Fifteen-year-old Laurel Summers couldn’t tell you the last words she spoke to her mother and siblings if her life depended on it. But she will never forget the image of her mother’s mangled green car on the freeway, shattering the boring world Laurel had been so desperate to escape. Now she can’t stop seeing the ghosts of her family members, which haunt her with memories of how life used to be back when her biggest problem was the kiss she shared with her best friend Hanna.
After the accident, Laurel and her dad are left to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. Her dad is struggling with his grief and depression, unable to cope with the loss of his family. He seeks a way out of his pain, leaving Laurel behind while he struggles to cope with his own mental illness. She is desperate to find a way to hold everything together again and help her father come to terms with the loss so he can come back to her.
Laurel tries to make sense of her pain with the help of her grandparents, her two best friends, and some random strangers. As she struggles to understand who she is without her family, she must come to terms with the items on her List of Things Not to Talk About, learn to trust her dad again, and—on top of it all—keep her heart open to love in the wake of her immense loss, eventually learning that it’s okay to not be okay.
Radar à diversité : pp saphique
Titre : Lies My Girlfriend Told Me de Julie Ann Peters
Résumé : When Alix’s charismatic girlfriend, Swanee, dies from sudden cardiac arrest, Alix is overcome with despair. As she searches Swanee’s room for mementos of their relationship, she finds Swanee’s cell phone, pinging with dozens of texts sent from a mysterious contact, L.T. The most recent text reads: « Please tell me what I did. Please, Swan. Te amo. I love you. »
Shocked and betrayed, Alix learns that Swanee has been leading a double life–secretly dating a girl named Liana the entire time she’s been with Alix. Alix texts Liana from Swanee’s phone, pretending to be Swanee in order to gather information before finally meeting face-to-face to break the news.
Brought together by Swanee’s lies, Alix and Liana become closer than they’d thought possible. But Alix is still hiding the truth from Liana. Alix knows what it feels like to be lied to–but will coming clean to Liana mean losing her, too?
Radar à diversité : pp saphique
Titre : The Beauty That Remains de Ashley Woodfolk
Résumé : Autumn always knew exactly who she was—a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan always turned to writing love songs when his love life was a little less than perfect.
But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Now Logan can’t stop watching vlogs of his dead ex-boyfriend. Shay is a music blogger struggling to keep it together. And Autumn sends messages that she knows can never be answered.
Despite the odds, one band’s music will reunite them and prove that after grief, beauty thrives in the people left behind.
Radar à diversité : pp gay, pp Noire (+ #ownvoices), pp américano-coréenne
Résumé : Seventeen-year-old Marisol has always dreamed of being American, learning what Americans and the US are like from television and Mrs. Rosen, an elderly expat who had employed Marisol’s mother as a maid. When she pictured an American life for herself, she dreamed of a life like Aimee and Amber’s, the title characters of her favorite American TV show. She never pictured fleeing her home in El Salvador under threat of death and stealing across the US border as « an illegal », but after her brother is murdered and her younger sister, Gabi’s, life is also placed in equal jeopardy, she has no choice, especially because she knows everything is her fault. If she had never fallen for the charms of a beautiful girl named Liliana, Pablo might still be alive, her mother wouldn’t be in hiding and she and Gabi wouldn’t have been caught crossing the border.
But they have been caught and their asylum request will most certainly be denied. With truly no options remaining, Marisol jumps at an unusual opportunity to stay in the United States. She’s asked to become a grief keeper, taking the grief of another into her own body to save a life. It’s a risky, experimental study, but if it means Marisol can keep her sister safe, she will risk anything. She just never imagined one of the risks would be falling in love, a love that may even be powerful enough to finally help her face her own crushing grief.
Radar à diversité : pp latinx et lesbienne
Titre : A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow de Laura Taylor Namey
Résumé : For Lila Reyes, a summer in England was never part of the plan. The plan was 1) take over her abuela’s role as head baker at their panadería, 2) move in with her best friend after graduation, and 3) live happily ever after with her boyfriend. But then the Trifecta happened, and everything—including Lila herself—fell apart.
Worried about Lila’s mental health, her parents make a new plan for her: Spend three months with family friends in Winchester, England, to relax and reset. But with the lack of sun, a grumpy inn cook, and a small town lacking Miami flavor (both in food and otherwise), what would be a dream trip for some feels more like a nightmare to Lila…until she meets Orion Maxwell.
A teashop clerk with troubles of his own, Orion is determined to help Lila out of her funk, and appoints himself as her personal tour guide. From Winchester’s drama-filled music scene to the sweeping English countryside, it isn’t long before Lila is not only charmed by Orion, but England itself. Soon a new future is beginning to form in Lila’s mind—one that would mean leaving everything she ever planned behind.
Radar à diversité : pp cubaine
Titre : Wider than the Sky de Katherine Field Rothschild
Résumé : Sixteen-year-old Sabine Braxton doesn’t have much in common with her identical twin, Blythe. When their father dies from an unexpected illness, each copes with the loss in her own way—Sabine by “poeting” (an uncontrollable quirk of bursting into poetry at inappropriate moments) and Blythe by obsessing over getting into MIT, their father’s alma mater. Neither can offer each other much support . . . at least not until their emotionally detached mother moves them into a ramshackle Bay Area mansion owned by a stranger named Charlie.
Soon, the sisters unite in a mission to figure out who Charlie is and why he seems to know everything about them. They quickly make a life-changing discovery: their father died of an HIV- related infection, Charlie was his lover, and their mother knows the whole story. The revelation unravels Sabine’s world, while practical Blythe seems to take everything in stride. Once again at odds with her sister, Sabine chooses to learn all she can about the father she never knew. Ultimately, she must decide if she can embrace his last wish for their family legacy—along with forgiveness.
Radar à diversité : pp bi, ps polyA