by Lamar Giles
This YA dystopian horror novel will keep you on the edge of your seat. In a not-so-distant future, seventeen-year-old Jay has been living pretty comfortably, working at a live-in resort with family and friends. But from the outside world, this utopia is a little strange - and things keep getting eerier - until Jay and his friends are forced to stand up and rebel. Giles presents a riveting commentary on race, privilege, class, and capitalism that is reminiscent of Jordan Peele.
The Getaway has been nominated for the 2023 Massachusetts Teen Book Awards (MTCBA) books of the year. Voting is open to all teens in Massachusetts and will be open September 1 - 22, 2023. Vote here.
See the Jones Library Antiracism Book List for recommended titles for all ages.