Calling all bookworms! Words in Deep Blue (Knopf, $17.99) is a book about books—and the people who sell them, love them, take chances with them, and learn from them. Our tale begins with Rachel’s love letter to her best friend, Henry. He never responds and Rachel moves away, but she reconnects with Henry years later after getting a job in his family’s bookshop. Still struggling to make sense of her brother’s sudden death, the last thing she needs is another complication. Cath Crowley’s rich novel presents a comfortingly flawed character, a comedic moment, a poignant memory, or a battle with grief on every page. Enjoy frequent nods to the literary heroes of yesterday in this heartfelt, deeply human story. Ages 14-18. Liz Elfman.