I don’t remember any “young adult” books when I was growing up — it SEEMS like I went from Nancy Drew to Little Women to the classics. Probably this is not the case. I remember myself as an obsessive reader, but what did I read? Mom? Well, these days there’s a slew of  “YA” books available for the pre-adult, and at The Book Works we’re constantly trying to ferret out the ones with redeeming value from the…well, from the rest. A worthy book that I just finished is If I Stay, by Gayle Forman. Hah – I just noticed that the book won’t be released until April 2009, so I have some time to give you a full description. Forthcoming. — Lisa