The first book is One Here is Lonely by Sarah Everett. This book takes a look at a young girl and how she deals with the loss of a classmate who was killed in a car accident. It gives us a glimpse into what happens when we find our comfort through electronics as she starts to talk to the ghost of the deceased through her phone and her social media. Because of the relationship that she creates with "digital Will," her real life relationships start to suffer. So this book is about coping with loss, and overcoming loss.
The second book is a different type of loss and coping. That's Not What I Heard by Stephanie Kate Strohm is like a life size game of "Telephone." If you haven't ever played the game, you start by telling someone something and then they pass it on to another person, and finally you go around the group and find out how much the message has changed from the original. Well, maybe that's how rumors start. It's also how people get hurt. Sometimes it's hard to get back to the truth, and equally hard to recover from the lie.