1. The Summer of Love by Debbie Drechsler (D&Q). It's the late 1960s, and Lily Maier's family has just moved into a new tract house in a nondescript suburban town. Lily's skepticism about the move dissolves when she begins to make friends, particularly with one boy who seems more mature than the rest. But boys can be hurtful and on top of all this Lily's sister develops a romantic attachment to a neighborhood girl, all of which Drechsler handles with sensitivity, taste and emotional depth.
PW Daily Guide to GNs: Drechsler