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By Dean Atta. 2022
From the Stonewall Award–winning author of The Black Flamingo comes a romantic coming-of-age novel in verse about the beautiful—and sometimes…painful—fallout of pursuing the love we deserve. The ideal next read for fans of Kacen Callender, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Becky Albertalli.Fifteen-year-old Mack is a hopeless romantic—likely a hazard of growing up on film sets thanks to his father’s job. Mack has had a crush on Karim for as long as he can remember and he can’t believe it when gorgeous, popular Karim seems into him too. But when Mack’s father takes on a new directing project in Scotland, Mack has to move away, and soon discovers how painful long-distance relationships can be. It’s awful to be so far away from Karim, and it’s made worse by the fact that Karim can be so hard to read.Then Mack meets actor Finlay on set, and the world turns upside down again. Fin seems fearless—and his confidence could just be infectious. Award-winning author Dean Atta crafts a beautifully nuanced and revelatory story in verse about the exquisite highs and lows of first love and self-discovery.
By Ryan La Sala. 2020
Inception meets The Magicians in this wildly imaginative story about what happens when the secret worlds people hide within themselves come to light.All…Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can't remember anything since an accident robbed him of his memories a few weeks ago. And the world feels different—reality itself seems different.So when three of his classmates claim to be his friends and the only people who can tell him what's truly going on, he doesn't know what to believe or who he can trust. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere—the gym warps into a subterranean temple, a historical home nearby blooms into a Victorian romance rife with scandal and sorcery—Kane realizes that nothing in his life is an accident, and only he can stop their world from unraveling.
By Dustin Thao. 2021
An Instant New York Times Bestseller! A 2021 Kids' Indie Next List Selection A Cosmo.com Best YA Book Of 2021…A Buzzfeed Best Book Of November A Goodreads Most Anticipated Book <p><p> If I Stay meets Your Name in Dustin Thao's You've Reached Sam, a heartfelt novel about love and loss and what it means to say goodbye. <p><p> Seventeen-year-old Julie Clarke has her future all planned out—move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city; spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam dies. And everything changes. Heartbroken, Julie skips his funeral, throws out his belongings, and tries everything to forget him. But a message Sam left behind in her yearbook forces memories to return. Desperate to hear him one more time, Julie calls Sam's cell phone just to listen to his voice mail recording. And Sam picks up the phone. <p><p> The connection is temporary. But hearing Sam's voice makes Julie fall for him all over again and with each call, it becomes harder to let him go. <p><p> What would you do if you had a second chance at goodbye?
By Kristina McBride. 2016
One night. Two paths. Infinite danger.On the night of the big spring break party, seventeen-year-old Hadley "borrows" her boyfriend Ben's…car without telling him. As payback, he posts a naked picture of her online for the entire senior class to see.Now Hadley has a choice. She can go back to the party and force Ben to delete the picture. Or she can raise the stakes and take his beloved car on a road trip as far away from their hometown of Oak Grove, Ohio, as she can get.Each storyline plays out in alternating chapters. In one strand, Hadley embarks on a reckless adventure with her best friends, spinning the perfect plan for revenge. In the other, stuck in a car with her ex-boyfriend, Josh, she's forced to revisit the mistakes they each made, including whether they should ever have broken up at all. As events of a wild night race toward an explosive conclusion, old feelings are rekindled, friendships are tested, and secrets uncovered that are so much worse than a scandalous photo.A Million Times Goodnight is a fast-paced romantic contemporary thriller ripped right from the headlines.
By Anna Hecker. 2018
It's time to face the music.Seventeen-year-old Mira has always danced to her own beat. A music prodigy in a family…of athletes, she'd rather play trumpet than play ball—and with her audition to a prestigious jazz conservatory just around the corner (and her two best friends at music camp without her), she plans to spend the summer focused on jazz and nothing else. She only goes to the warehouse party in a last-ditch effort to bond with her older sister. Instead, she falls in love with dance music, DJing... and Derek, a gorgeous promoter who thinks he can make her a star. Suddenly, trumpet practice and old friendships are taking a back seat to packed dance floors and sun-soaked music festivals, outsized personalities and endless beats. But when a devastating tragedy plunges her golden summer into darkness, Mira discovers just how little she knows about her new boyfriend, her old friends, and even her own sister. Music brought them together. Will it also tear them apart?
By Wendelin Van Draanen. 2022
From the author of The Running Dream comes a heart-swelling historical tale of friendship, family, and the power of sisterhood…to help heal the wounds of the past and step boldly into the future.Ginny Rose and Peggy were best friends at seven, picking peaches on hot summer days. Peggy&’s family owned the farm, and Ginny Rose&’s were pickers, escaping the Oklahoma dust storms. That didn&’t matter to them then, but now, ten years, hard miles, and a world war later, Ginny Rose&’s family is back in town and their differences feel somehow starker. Especially since Peggy&’s new best friend, Lisette, is a wealthy banker&’s daughter. Still, there's no denying what all three girls have in common: Families with great fissures that are about to break wide open. And a determination to not just accept things as they are anymore. This summer they will each make a stand. It&’s a season of secrets revealed. Of daring plans to heal old wounds. Of hearts won and hearts broken. A summer when everything changes because you&’re seventeen, and it&’s time to be bold. And because it&’s easier to be brave with a true friend by your side.
By Katie Henry. 2022
Truly Devious meets Turtles All the Way Down in critically acclaimed author Katie Henry’s YA contemporary comedic mystery, a hilarious…send-up of the hardboiled detective genre that spotlights family, friendship, and love. Gideon’s short-lived run as a locally famous boy detective ended when middle school started, and everyone else—including his best friend, Lily—moved on while Gideon kept holding on to his trench coat, fedora, and his treasured film noir collection. Now he’s sixteen and officially retired. That is, until Lily shows up suddenly at Gideon’s door, needing his help.He might be mad at her for cutting him off with no explanation, but Gideon can’t turn down a case. As a cover, Gideon joins Lily on the school paper. Surprisingly, he finds himself warming up to the welcoming, close-knit staff . . . especially Tess, the cute, witty editor-in-chief.But as the case gets bigger than Gideon or Lily could have anticipated, Gideon must balance his black-and-white quest for the truth with the full colors of real life—or risk a permanent fade to black. * A Junior Library Guild Selection *
By Lisa Freeman. 2017
The year is 1973, and Nani is firmly established as one of the top girls in the State Beach lineup.…She’s looking forward to a long, relaxing summer of days spent in the sun with her surfer boyfriend, and to secret nights with Rox, the lineup’s queen supreme.But when surf god Nigel breaks her heart, and Rox reveals a secret that tears their friendship—and the lineup—apart, Nani is left to pick up the pieces. If she can’t recruit new Honey Girls to the lineup, the friends will lose their reputation as the beach’s top babes. With the summer spiraling out of control, Nani starts to question everything she’s always believed about how to rule the beach. Maybe it’s time to leave the rules behind, starting with the most important one: Girls don’t surf.
By Olivia Abtahi. 2021
Fourteen-year-old Iranian-American Parvin Mohammadi sets out to win the ultimate date to homecoming in this heartfelt and outright hilarious debut.…<p><p> Parvin Mohammadi has just been dumped--only days after receiving official girlfriend status. Not only is she heartbroken, she's humiliated. Enter high school heartthrob Matty Fumero, who just might be the smoking-hot cure to all her boy problems. If Parvin can get Matty to ask her to Homecoming, she's positive it will prove to herself and her ex that she's girlfriend material after all. <p><p>There's just one problem: Matty is definitely too cool for bassoon-playing, frizzy-haired, Cheeto-eating Parvin. Since being herself hasn't worked for her in the past (see aforementioned dumping), she decides to start acting like the women in her favorite rom-coms. Those women aren't loud, they certainly don't cackle when they laugh, and they smile much more than they talk.But Parvin discovers that being a rom-com dream girl is much harder than it looks. Also hard? The parent-mandated Farsi lessons. A confusing friendship with a boy who's definitely not supposed to like her. And hardest of all, the ramifications of the Muslim ban on her family in Iran. Suddenly, being herself has never been more important. <p><p> Olivia Abtahi's debut is as hilarious as it is heartfelt—a delightful tale where, amid the turmoil of high school friendships and crushes, being yourself is always the perfect way to be.
By Kristin Dwyer. 2022
Sarah Dessen meets Adam Silvera in the debut YA romance everyone is talking about! “A breathtaking tour de force of…angst and longing. Heartbreaking, painfully romantic, and deeply human.” —STEPHANIE GARBER, #1 bestselling author of Caraval“A novel you can make yourself at home in, with characters so real it feels like you’ve known them for ages.” —JENNA EVANS WELCH, bestselling author of Love & Gelato“This book comes with its own aching heartbeat. Be forewarned, it’s stronger than it looks.” —STACEY LEE, award-winning author of The Downstairs GirlEllis and Easton have been inseparable since childhood. But when a rash decision throws Ellis’s life—and her relationship with Easton—into chaos, she’s forced to move halfway across the country, far from everything she’s ever known. Now Ellis hasn’t spoken to Easton in a year, and maybe it’s better that way; maybe eventually the Easton-shaped hole in her heart will heal. But when Easton’s mom invites her home for a visit, Ellis finds herself tangled up in the web of heartache, betrayal, and anger she left behind . . . and with the boy she never stopped loving.
By Tashie Bhuiyan. 2022
"Wholly heartwarming and enchanting." —Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and Our Violent EndsNew…from the author of Counting Down with You comes a sparkling YA romance about an aspiring screenwriter who falls for the indie film star who goes undercover at her school. All Mina Rahman wants is to finally win the Golden Ivy student film competition, get into her dream school, and leave New York City behind for good. When indie film star Emmitt Ramos enrolls in her high school under a secret identity to research his next role, he agrees to star in her short film for the competition…if she acts as his NYC tour guide. As Mina ventures across the five boroughs with Emmitt, the city she grew up in starts to look more like home than it ever has before. Suddenly, Mina&’s dreams—which once seemed impenetrable—begin to crumble, and she&’s forced to ask herself: Is winning worth losing everything?Praise for Counting Down with You&“I. Love. This. Book.&” —Mark Oshiro, award-winning author of Anger Is a Gift&“Steals your heart from start to finish.&” —Emma Lord, New York Times bestselling author of You Have a Match&“Hand to fans of Netflix hit Never Have I Ever.&” —Booklist
By Allen Paul. 2022
In From Honey With Love, Honey—a swamp dog living in the wild—tells her own harrowing story in a charming southern voice.…Barely a year old, her high-stakes drama begins when she gets trapped and nearly shot. Convinced that she&’s a coyote or a &“ditch dog,&” trappers want to wipe out her breed, perhaps the oldest in North America. But Honey gets rescued by Miss Jane and taken to Banbury Cross Farm, where she rescues and raises Honey&’s breed—the Carolina Dog or American Dingo.At the farm, Honey quickly bonds with Mr. Billy, the Field Master for fox hunters, and Ace, the farm manager. They quickly bond as a pack, like the one Honey left in the swamp.Honey&’s quickness causes Ace, Miss Jane, and Mr. Billy to train her to become an agility champion. How she runs the race of her life, and how the killers in the swamp get caught, lives in legend. Along the way, Honey learns a lesson she&’ll never forget: the strength of the wolf is the pack, and the strength of the pack is the wolf.
By Robby Weber. 2022
&“A romantic hero&’s journey with a happy ending that will leave you smiling and swooning… I loved it!&” —Adam Silvera,…#1 New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at the End In this hilarious and heartfelt debut novel, an aspiring screenwriter learns sometimes love has its own script. Harry wants nothing more than to write Hollywood screenplays. He knows the first step toward achieving that goal is winning a screenwriting competition that will seal his admission into the college of his dreams, so he&’s determined to spend his summer free of distractions—also known as boys—and finish his script. After last year, Harry is certain love only exists in the movies anyway. But then the cause of his first heartbreak, Grant, returns with a secret that could change everything—not to mention, there&’s a new boy in town, Logan, who is so charming and sweet, he&’s making Harry question everything he knows about romance. As he tries to keep his emotions in check and stick to his perfect plan for the future, Harry's about to learn that life doesn't always follow a script. &“Fresh, funny, and full of heart... The perfect summer romance!&” —Morgan Matson, New York Times bestselling author of Take Me Home Tonight
By Melissa Keil. 2018
Seventeen-year-old Sophia is a math genius, so surely she'll be on easy street after graduation.Except she's just learned child prodigies…become either smash hits or total meltdowns after high school. Now with her BFF sending off college applications, Sophia's feeling the pressure to lock down her own future before she's left in the dust. But when mysterious playing cards keep turning up inside her textbooks, she's really thrown off course.Joshua is Sophia's classmate: adorkable, charmingly carefree, and an amateur magician. He's crushed on Sophia for as long as he can remember. With a ton of romantic gestures up his sleeve, Joshua thinks now is the perfect time to tell Sophia how he feels. He doesn't know how very wrong he is.Told in a dual narrative, this opposites-attract, young adult rom-com offers plenty of laughs as Joshua stumbles again and again to impress the most skeptical audience that magic has ever met: Sophia. But if Joshua truly cares for her, first he'll have to work on his timing and meet Sophia halfway. It'll take a scientific feat of magic to dazzle and bewilder the smartest girl at school.
By Melissa Keil. 2014
In this young adult rom-com, seventeen-year-old Alba loves routine and doesn't want anything to change, but her world is turned…upside down when a conspiracy theorist claims the apocalypse will take place in her small town.Alba wants to stop time and keep things just the way they are. She loves living behind the bakery and waking up in a cloud of sugar and cinnamon, and thrives when she's drawing comics and watching bad TV with her friends. The only problem is she's spent so much time looking inward that she hasn't noticed everything going on around her.Like the boy who has been her longtime BFF going off the rails after the sudden reappearance of Alba's old flame. As doomsday enthusiasts flock to idyllic Eden Valley, Alba's life is thrown into chaos. And it might take an alleged Armageddon for Alba to finally figure out her heart.Full of Keil's trademark quirky characters and witty dialogue, readers will be hooked by Alba's romantic dilemma and the hilarious plot that links the end of high school with the end of the world.
By Melissa Keil. 2016
This young adult romantic comedy is a sharp, hilarious, and perfectly observed story of high school geeks falling in true…love.Seventeen-year-old Sam Kinnison is a dork, and he's totally fine with that. He has his horror movies, his nerdy friends, and World of Warcraft. Sam believes that everything he needs to know can be learned from watching movies. Until Princess Leia turns up in his bedroom, Sam just isn't concerned about girls. Then Camilla Carter arrives on the scene. She's beautiful, friendly and completely not on his radar. Sam is determined to ignore Camilla, except that she has a plan of her own—and Sam seems to be a part of it!Author Melissa Keil will have readers head over heels with these relatable characters. Sam's exceptional voice gives a hilarious and painfully accurate take on high school life.
By Amelia Kahaney. 2022
Amelia Kahaney's All the Best Liars is a dark, modern psychological thriller and coming-of-age story about obsession, manipulation, and the…intensity of those first friendships that take hold of you and never let goTic-tac-toe, three girls in a row. Nine years old and inseparable. Friends for life, or so they think . . .Best friends Syd, Rain, and Brie grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in the stifling California desert, desperately wishing for a way out.When a deadly fire is set two weeks before the end of high school, nothing will ever be the same. In the end, each of them will escape—but not in the way any of them expects. One will do it by dying, another by lying, a third by taking the fall.With gorgeous, taut prose and twists to the very last page, All the Best Liars alternates between the present and the past to unravel the truth behind the fire and the cost of the secrets at the heart of their friendship.
By Susan Heyboer O'Keefe. 2002
Everything in fourteen-year-old Allie Canarsie's life has gone wrong until she finds meaning investigating the circumstances behind a young boy's…unexpected death.The new town, Nickel Park, where Allie has moved with her mother is a big disappointment. The rented trailer where they live now is cramped and depressing. School is a place to waste time and get in trouble, and friends are nonexistent. Worst of all, she has not heard from her father since he walked out on the family. Feeling cut off from those around her, Allie finds herself drawn to the funerals of strangers. Here among the black-clad, sad-eyed anonymous mourners she feels a sense of belonging.But Allie's strange new hobby takes an ominous turn when she becomes preoccupied with the death—and former life—of an adolescent boy named Jimmy Muller. Soon she becomes entangled in the lives of Jimmy's best friend Dennis and Mr. Muller, the dead boy's father. Allie's determination to prove that Jimmy's death was no accident sets into a motion a chain of events that forever alters her life. As she solves the troubling puzzle of Jimmy's death, she finds some surprising answers to questions in her own life.In this provocative and affecting novel for young adults, author Susan Heyboer O'Keefe gives voice to adolescent expressions of isolation and confusion that will resonate with young readers.
By Lauren Oliver. 2017
This version of the RINGER audiobook is told in alternating chapters. Like its ambitious companion novel, Replica, this far-reaching novel…by the powerhouse author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy digs deep into questions of how to be a human being in a world where humanity cannot be taken for granted. In the world outside of the Haven Institute, Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human-and Lyra, infected at Haven with a terrible disease, finds her symptoms are growing worse. When Caelum leaves without warning, Lyra follows him, seeking a pioneering organization in Philadelphia that might have a cure. But what they uncover there is a shocking connection to their past, even as their future seems in danger of collapsing.Though Gemma just wants to go back to her normal life after Haven, she soon learns that her powerful father has other plans for the replicas-unless she and her boyfriend Pete can stop him. But they soon learn that they aren't safe either. The Haven Institute wasn't destroyed after all, and now Gemma is the one behind the walls.Bestselling author Lauren Oliver brings the Replica duology to a shocking close in Ringer, but like both Gemma and Lyra, you won't be able to leave the world of Haven behind after you've turned the last page.(P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
By Nevil Shute. 1947
Given only a short time to live, John Turner decides to use his few remaining months tracing the men with…whom he spent time in a hospital ward during the war. 1947.