If We Were Villains | book review

After spending ten years in prison for murder, Oliver is finally free. The man who put him there, Detective Colborne, is retiring -- but before he does, he wants to know the truth: is Oliver truly guilty? What's the real story? Oliver is finally ready to tell it, so he takes Detective Colborne back to 1997, to Dellecher Classical Conservatory. There, Oliver is one of . . .

The Taking of Jake Livingston

Jake is one of the only black kids at his high school. Also, he can see the dead. Like, all the time. Most of them don't bother him intentionally -- they're just stuck in their death loops, reliving their deaths over and over. But then a ghost named Sawyer starts haunting Jake. Sawyer shot and killed kids at his school before killing himself a year ago, and . . .