The list author says: "Summer Reading Lists are a staple of a the K-12 experience, but it doesn't have to be boring. We've got a list of classics, sci-fi, steampunk, city drama and romance that will appeal to every reader. Take a look!"
"Part of our "Stories from Real Life" recommendations. The most checked out book of the year and it was written in 1990. Gritty and honest and full of life lessons, this Brooklyn tale definitely shakes you."