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By Susin Nielsen. 2021
From Governor General's Literary Award--winning author Susin Nielsen comes a funny and heartfelt story about learning how to rise above…your most embarrassing moment with humor, best friends and a killer triangle solo.We all have moments that define us. For the comically clueless Wilbur, his moment happened on the first day of middle school, when someone shared his private letter with the entire student body. It revealed some of Wilbur's innermost embarrassing thoughts that no one else should ever know.Now it's the start of ninth grade and Wilbur hasn't been able to escape that major humiliation. His good friend Alex stuck by him, but Alex doesn't have as much time since he started dating Fabrizio. Luckily, Wil can confide in his bestfriend: his elderly neighbor Sal. Also, Wil's in the school band, where he plays the triangle. They're doing an exchange program with students from Paris, and Wilbur's billet, Charlie, a tall, chic young woman who plays the ukulele and burps with abandon, captures his heart. Charlie likes him, but only as a friend. So Alex, Fabrizio and Sal host a Queer Eye-style intervention to get Wil in shape and to build his confidence so he can impress Charlie when their band visits Paris, and just maybe replace humiliation with true romance in the City of Love.
By Ali Cronin. 2010
This novel follows the 8 protagonists of series 3 and the forthcoming series 4 over the course of the college…summer break. Brand new storylines, that don't feature in the series, or the upcoming film. Effy, Freddie, JJ, Cook, Naomi, Pandora, Thomas and Katie are all dealing with the aftermath of the events at the end of series 3. Effy has fled to Italy with her mum, where she tries to put her feelings for Freddie, and the guilt she feels for stealing him from Katie out of her mind. The perfect distraction comes in the form of sophisticated older man, Aldo...Naomi and Emily are struggling with spending time apart when Em goes to France with her parents and battles with her stubborn twin sister, Katie. Back in Bristol, Naomi pines for Emily while wondering about her future education. Thomas and Pandora are sweetly in love, and finding it difficult to consummate their feelings for each other. Freddy and Cook are engaged in a vigorous game of sexual one-upmanship with a frustrated JJ as referee...By the end of the summer, the gang will have resolved some issues and brought up some more, but always in the raw, uncompromising, contradictory and authentic narrative style that makes the series so popular and compelling. WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT. Language and sexual references are graphic.
By Cat Clarke. 2011
Real, compulsive and intense: Cat Clarke is the queen of emotional suspense. For fans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Megan…Abbott and Jandy Nelson.They didn't mean to kill her...now the guilt will tear them apartAlice King isn't expecting the holiday of her dreams when she sets off on a trip to the wilderness with her mates. But when her best friend Cass decides to teach mean girl Tara a lesson, Alice finds herself in a nightmare she can't escape.Now Alice is the guardian of a secret too horrific to tell; and a secret too terrible to keep. A secret that will change all of their lives for ever...
By James Patterson. 2006
You're about to join the adventures of Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy, and Angel, six extraordinary kids who have powers…like no other: they can fly, and they're being chased - no, hunted - across America and around the world.THIS IS THE END, MY FRIENDS. But I promise that you'll fly higher than ever before in this wild adventure, witness battles worthy of multiplex movie screens, and laugh until your sides hurt. There's even a little romance... But all good things - and even terrible, unspeakable ones - must come to an end. This is that moment in time, I'm afraid. Either we save the world, or we crash and burn. And I mean all of us - even you, faithful reader, because you play a very big part in this story. The flock needs your help. Yes, you.
By Cat Clarke. 2011
Real, compulsive and intense: Cat Clarke is the queen of emotional suspense. For fans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Megan…Abbott and Jandy Nelson.Seventeen-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got there. As Grace starts writing, pouring her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget: falling hopelessly in love with Nat, and the unravelling of her friendship with her best mate Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see? Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here? A compulsive thriller of dangerous secrets, intense friendships and electrifying attraction.
By Sarah Dessen. 1998
Quiet Halley and popular Scarlett have been friends for years, balancing each other perfectly - until the summer of their…16th birthdays. Scarlett's boyfriend is killed in a motorbike accident, just before she discovers she is carrying his baby. Now, for the first time, Scarlett really needs Halley at the same time as Halley needs her. Halley is caught up in the spell of first love, and the pressure to lose her virginity...Each with their own problems, can this friendship survive the strain of support that both Halley and Scarlett expect from each other?
By Gilly Segal, Kimberly Jones. 2019
Over the course of one night, two girls with two very different backgrounds must rely on each other to get…through the violent race riot that has enveloped their city. <p><p> Lena has her killer style, her awesome boyfriend, and a plan. She knows she's going to make it big. Campbell, on the other hand, is just trying to keep her head down and get through the year at her new school. <p> When both girls attend the Friday-night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into sudden mass chaos. Chaos born from violence and hate. Chaos that unexpectedly throws them together. <p> They aren't friends. They hardly understand the other's point of view. But none of that matters when the city is up in flames, and they only have each other to rely on if they're going to survive the night. <P><P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Ann M. Martin. 1997
Teenager Amalia Vargas finds the courage to be true to herself in this spin-off from the Newbery Award–winning author’s Baby-sitters…Club series. When you’re thirteen, having a boyfriend in a band is basically the coolest thing ever. But Amalia is starting to feel trapped by her relationship with James, who’s jealous when she spends time with anyone but him—even her family and friends. Amalia knows standing up for yourself is important, but every time she takes a step forward something else happens to make her doubt everything—including the place she calls home. Luckily, her friends are there to help her through the hard times . . . The next chapter following Ann M. Martin’s bestselling Baby-sitters Club series, the California Diaries are the first-person journals of Dawn, Sunny, Maggie, Amalia, and Ducky—five teenagers dealing with the ups and downs of growing up. This collection includes the complete set of Amalia’s three California Diaries.
By Ann M. Martin. 1997
Teenager Dawn Schafer struggles with big changes on the West Coast in this spin-off from the Newbery Award–winning author’s Baby-sitters…Club series. Thirteen-year-old Dawn is thrilled to be back in California again after living in Connecticut, but her life and friends on the West Coast aren’t exactly like she remembers. As Dawn adjusts to having a new baby sister in her house and attempts to rekindle her relationship with her friend Sunny, the crunchy, health-conscious member of the Baby-sitters Club will have to figure out how she fits in and where she belongs . . . The next chapter following Ann M. Martin’s bestselling Baby-sitters Club series, the California Diaries are the first-person journals of Dawn, Sunny, Maggie, Amalia, and Ducky—five teenagers dealing with the ups and downs of growing up. This collection includes the complete set of Dawn’s three California Diaries.
By Ann M. Martin. 1998
Teenager Christopher “Ducky” McCrae deals with feeling isolated in this spin-off from the Newbery Award–winning author’s Baby-sitters Club series. Ducky…has great new friends in Dawn, Sunny, Maggie, and Amalia. But as much as he enjoys spending time with the girls, sometimes he misses the connection he had with his former friends Jay and Alex, who’ve recently drifted away. With his parents always traveling and his brother too busy to spend time with him, lately Ducky feels like the loneliest teenager on the West Coast. So when one of his female friends develops a crush on him—no one is more surprised than Ducky . . . The next chapter following Ann M. Martin’s bestselling Baby-sitters Club series, the California Diaries are the first-person journals of Dawn, Sunny, Maggie, Amalia, and Ducky—five teenagers dealing with the ups and downs of growing up. This collection includes the complete set of Ducky’s three California Diaries.
By Paula Fox. 1991
Eleven-year-old Clay must find a home on the streets of New York City in this award-winning, heartbreakingly honest novel. He…was eleven years old, and he had never felt so alone in his life. Clay Garrity lived a normal life until his father lost his job and abandoned the family. Now his pregnant mother has deserted him too, leaving Clay alone in a welfare hotel with a jar of peanut butter and half a loaf of bread. Fearing being placed in foster care, Clay runs away. Alone in the city, Clay wanders down streets with boarded-up buildings and through dark alleys, until he comes to a small triangular park that looks like an island in a stream. In the light of a street lamp, he sees cardboard boxes, blankets, bundles--and people. Some are lying on benches, others inside boxes. Two of the men, Calvin and Buddy, offer to share their shelter, and Clay is grateful to have a place to stay during the bitter November cold. Before long, Calvin, Buddy, and Clay form a family amid the threatening dangers and despair of the streets. Clay knows that leaving the streets and going into foster care means that he may never see his parents again. But if he stays, he may not survive at all. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults, this acclaimed novel offers an intensely moving and candid look at the all-too-real lives of homeless teens.
By Ann M. Martin. 1997
Teenager Maggie Blume struggles with not being perfect in this spin-off from the Newbery Award–winning author’s Baby-sitters Club series. Straight-A…student Maggie might seem perfect, but in reality, her life is anything but. There’s not much she can do about the demands her dad puts on her, her mother’s alcoholism, or her insecurity about following her passion for music—but she can control what she eats. As Maggie’s friends begin to worry that she has an eating disorder, she’ll have to face the fact that she might have a problem being perfect won’t solve . . . The next chapter following Ann M. Martin’s bestselling Baby-sitters Club series, the California Diaries are the first-person journals of Dawn, Sunny, Maggie, Amalia, and Ducky—five teenagers dealing with the ups and downs of growing up. This collection includes the complete set of Maggie’s three California Diaries.
By Paige McKenzie. 2020
When the new girl in school joins a group of teen witches, she and her friends must team up with…a rival coven to take down a mysterious killer.New girl and secret witchl Iris just wants to get through her first day of school without a panic attack. The last thing she expects is to be taken in by a coven of three witches-soft-spoken Greta, thoughtful and musical Ridley, and fiery and spirited Binx. They may be the first witches Iris has met IRL, but their coven is not alone in their small northwestern town. The Triad is the other coven at their school. When the Triad's not using spells to punish their exes or break up happy couples for fun, they practice dark magic. The two covens have a rivalry stretching all the way back to junior high.When tragedy strikes and one of their own is murdered, the rival covens must band together to find out who is responsible before it's too late. Someone's anti-witch ideology has turned deadly . . . and one of them is next.With an inclusive cast of teen witches who leap off the page with style, attitude, and charm, B*Witch is a singable read perfect for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Mean Girls alike.
By Laura Silverman. 2021
When everyone else goes to bed, the ones who stay up feel like they&’re the only people in the world.…As the hours tick by deeper into the night, the familiar drops away and the unfamiliar beckons. Adults are asleep, and a hush falls over the hum of daily life. Anything is possible. It&’s a time for romance and adventure. For prom night and ghost hunts. It&’s a time for breaking up, for falling in love—for finding yourself. Stay up all night with these thirteen short stories from bestselling and award-winning YA authors like Karen McManus, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nina LaCour, and Brandy Colbert, as they take readers deep into these rarely seen, magical hours. Full contributor list: Brandy Colbert, Kathleen Glasgow, Maurene Goo, Tiffany D. Jackson, Amanda Joy, Nina LaCour, Karen M. McManus, Anna Meriano, Marieke Nijkamp, Laura Silverman, Kayla Whaley, Julian Winters, Francesca Zappia
By Jessica Goodman. 2020
Gossip Girl meets One of Us Is Lying with a dash of The Secret History in this slick, taut murder…mystery set against the backdrop of an exclusive prep school on Long Island. <P><P>In Gold Coast, Long Island, everything from the expensive downtown shops to the manicured beaches, to the pressed uniforms of Jill Newman and her friends, looks perfect. <P><P>But as Jill found out three years ago, nothing is as it seems. Freshman year Jill's best friend, the brilliant, dazzling Shaila Arnold, was killed by her boyfriend. After that dark night on the beach, Graham confessed, the case was closed, and Jill tried to move on. <P><P>Now, it's Jill's senior year and she's determined to make it her best yet. After all, she's a senior and a Player--a member of Gold Coast Prep's exclusive, not-so-secret secret society. Senior Players have the best parties, highest grades and the admiration of the entire school. This is going to be Jill's year. She's sure of it. <P><P>But when Jill starts getting texts proclaiming Graham's innocence, her dreams of the perfect senior year start to crumble. If Graham didn't kill Shaila, who did? Jill vows to find out, but digging deeper could mean putting her friendships, and her future, in jeopardy.
By Kat Spears. 2016
Luke Grayson's life might as well be over when he's sent to live with his Baptist pastor father in rural…Tennessee after getting kicked out of his DC private school. His soulless stepmother is none too pleased to have him, and Luke's bad boy status has done him no favors with his new principal or the local police chief. He's also an easy target for Grant Parker, the local golden boy with a violent streak, who has the community of Ashland under his thumb and Luke directly in his crosshairs. But things go topsy-turvy when, after a freak accident, Luke replaces Grant at the top of the social pyramid. This fish out of water has suddenly gone from social outcast to hero in a matter of twenty-four hours. For the students who have lived in fear of Grant all their lives, this is a welcome change. But Luke's newfound fame comes with a price. Nobody knows the truth about what really happened to Grant Parker except for Luke, and the longer he keeps living the lie, the more like Grant he becomes.Kat Spears returns with this explosive coming of age story that explores not only the labels put on us by society, but the labels we put on ourselves, and the work it takes to find out who we really are underneath all the lies.
By Ella Dyson. 2018
A big-hearted comedy about friendship, the 90s and the greatest girl band in the world Three independent women - and…one man who lives for drama - haven't spoken to their best friend in 20 years, after an epic talent show disaster tore them apart during the height of Spice-mania.Self-appointed gang leader Carmen then decided to go it alone - Geri style. But now, in 2018, the school reunion is fast approaching. Friendship Never Ends tells the story of Carmen's plan to win back her former besties - Jemma, Ellie, Laura and Benny - ahead of the big night. But has Carmen really changed? And can their friendship ever really go back to how it was?
By Katy Loutzenhiser. 2021
To All the Boys meets The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (with a dash of Dumplin’) in this funny, romantic, and heartfelt coming of age story…about a teen stand-up comic learning how to be her truest self, from the author of If You’re Out There. Gretchen has always been more of a “least likely” than a “most likely” kind of girl. So how does she somehow find herself living out every trope from her favorite rom-coms . . . ? The Best Friend Crush: Why is it suddenly so hard to act normal around her childhood BFF, Samuel? Must be time for a— Makeover(!): Black leather pants and some red lipstick are apparently enough to lend Gretchen the bravado to do an impromptu set at a comedy club and catch the eye of — The Roguish Bad Boy: Jeremy, the alluring young comic who thinks her name is Sabrina. It might just be— The Perfect Cover: A way for Gretchen to escape into her new funny-girl alter ego and figure out who she really is—and what she really wants. But as rom-coms have taught her, leading a double life can only last so long. . . . "A rom-com with six extra helpings of riotous comedy, The Girl Least Likely has so many laughs your actual day will be brighter for reading it.” —E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars
By Kiera Cass. 2021
Kiera Cass brings another sparkling romance to a stunning conclusion in this sequel to the instant #1 New York Times…bestseller The Betrothed. <P><P>Can you follow your heart when it’s already broken? <P><P> After fleeing Coroa and leaving the memory of her beloved Silas behind, Hollis is unsteadily adjusting to life in Isolte. The Eastoffe family’s affection is a balm on her weary spirit, though Etan, a surly cousin with a deep distaste for Coroans, threatens to upset the uneasy peace she’s found. <P><P> While tensions at home ratchet up, disquiet in the kingdom of Isolte is reaching a fever pitch. The Eastoffes may have the power to unseat a tyrannical king—but only with Hollis’s help. Can a girl who’s lost it all put the fate of her adopted homeland over the secret longings of her heart? <P><P><b>A New York Times Best Seller</b>
By Rebecca Denton. 2017
'This Beats Perfect is a fabulous celebration of music, friendship, and following your dreams' Katherine Webber, author of Wing JonesAmelie…Ayres has impeccable taste in music. Bowie. Bush. Bob. So when she finds herself backstage at The Keep's only UK gig she expects to hate it; after all they are the world's most tragic band. In fact she feels a grudging respect - not (obviously) for their music, but for the work that goes in to making them megastars. And when lead singer, 'Maxx', is not dressed up as a cross between Elvis and a My Little Pony, he is actually rather normal, talented and has creative struggles not too dissimilar to her own. But the next morning she wakes up and rolls over to discover a million new @'s on social media. Overnight, a photo of her at the gig has made her a subject of global speculation. Suddenly the world needs to know #Who'sThatGirl? - but for all the wrong reasons.All Amelie wants is to play her music. She's got the guitar, the songs, the soul and, in the safety of her bedroom, she's got the voice. But when it comes to getting up on stage, she struggles with self-doubt.Immaculate's a concept. Flawless is fake. But just sometimes music - and hearts - can rock a perfect beat.'A witty exploration into the world of celebrity' The Sun