What’s New in Paperback: ‘The Devil You Know’ and ‘The Adult Liar Life’

MAGIC LESSONS, Alice Hoffman’s photo. (Simon & Schuster, 416 people, $17.) “Hoffman’s book swept me away at a time when I needed it most,” our review writer Edan Lepucki wrote of the third installment (and second preface) of the Practical Magic fantasy series. While the plot here is darker than in other novels, Lepucki’s exuberant …

16 New and Upcoming Young Adult Books to Consider

‘Both Sides Now,’ by Peyton Thomas (Dial Books, August 24) Finch Kelly is a transgender teenager whose dream is to attend Georgetown University, and this is the first step in her plan to become the nation’s first openly transgender Congressman. He believes his Georgetown ticket will win the National Speech and Debate Tournament, but once …

Ben Platt Isn’t The Oldest Adult To Play Teen On Screen

Could a curly hair, a backpack, and an outfit that seem like a mom’s choice for school picture day send a 27-year-old actor back to his senior year of high school? That’s the question moviegoers face when Ben Platt reprises his performance as the titled weirdo in the movie adaptation of the heartbreaking Broadway musical.Dear …

What Does an Adult Tricycle Say About the World’s Bottleneck Problems?

Catrike has 500 of his tricycles almost ready to ship to dealers waiting at his workshop in Orlando, Florida. Recumbent trikes have been waiting months for rear derailleurs, a small but very important part made in Taiwan. “We are sitting on $2 million in inventory for a $30 piece,” said Mark Egeland, the company’s managing …