May & June 2020 Forecast


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It's time for another YA Forecast as we run down our top picks for May & June 2020. First up we discuss homework: Brenna lauds Tiffany D Jackson's fall release, Grown, as well as Nic Sheff's Tweak, while Joe praises Liz Lawson's The Lucky Ones.

Then it's time for our interview with former The Hunger Games guest, Alex Heeney. She stops by to discuss Seventh Row's new ePub, The 2019 Canadian Cinema Yearbook, which includes several prominent coming of age films.

Finally, it's time to forecast for May & June. Here are a few stand-out picks:


  1. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
  2. Breath Like Water by Anna Zarjab
  3. Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith


  1. The Mermaid, The Witch & The Sea by Maggie Toduka-Hall
  2. Wonderland by Juno Dawson
  3. I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

Honourable Mention: Selah & The Spades (Amazon Prime)

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