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Snowbirds by Crissa-Jean Chapelle

snowbirdsGrades 9-12

Every year, Alice goes to visit her best friend Lucy in Florida, and travels along with a throng of other Amish people to spend the winter in the south. This year is different, however, because Alice is in the middle of her Rumspringa, which is a period in every Amish young person’s life when they experience forbidden temptations and decide whether or not they will continue to adopt the Amish lifestyle. Lucy is part of a different sect, and struggles to keep up with Alice as she bounces around from party to party, living it up. Then one day, Alice vanishes, and Lucy blames herself for not keeping a closer watch on her friend instead of making out with the adorable Faron, who was shunned by his family and community. Will Lucy be able to find Alice before it’s too late?

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Even If the Sky Falls by Mia Garcia

Grades 9-12

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Julie’s life is a mess, so she heads to New Orleans with her youth group to rebuild houses and get her mind off of everything. The trip seems like more trouble than it’s worth, though, because she can’t escape her overbearing team leader and project participants. She decides to ditch it all, and heads to Mardi Gras, where she meets a cute guy named Miles. Together they explore New Orleans, and her life is looking better than ever. Suddenly a hurricane takes an unexpected turn for the worse, and Julie is once again facing turmoil. Will things ever change?

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In Case You Missed It by Sarah Darer Littman

Grades 9-12

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Seventeen-year-old Sammy Wallach plans to sneak to the city to see her favorite band in concert. She has been practicing for this since forever, and has everything under control. That is until the bank her father works for is hacked and everything is stolen from their family’s private cloud. Sammy’s entire digital life is out in the open! All the sensitive things she wrote about her friends get leaked, and now they’re out to get her. Plus, all the lies she told in order to sneak out to the concert get uncovered too. Will life ever be the same?

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Honestly Ben by Bill Koningsberg

Grades 9-12

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This is the long awaited sequel to Openly Straight! The book continues the story in Ben’s point of view, and he’s doing great. He is getting stellar grades in school, is the newly-elected captain of the baseball team, and he’s recently won a giant college scholarship. He tries to keep things the way they are, but he’s distracted by Hannah, a pretty girl he has a crush on, the pressure of schoolwork, and his mother, who seems to be unhappy a lot lately. Can Ben keep the momentum up or will it all come crashing down?

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Let’s Try This Again by Jordyn Woodke

Grades 9-12

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Josie’s ex-boyfriend Isaac is suddenly back in the picture, and she’s not sure if she should make the move to the West Coast like she planned. However, she bites the bullet and moves to California, where she meets Carter, a heartthrob who used to be in a boy band. Josie becomes Carter’s assistant as he starts to re-launch his career, and her life starts to fall into place. Josie fears that she will cross the line with Carter, since he is her boss and she has a huge crush on him. She is faced with choosing between two boys: Carter and Isaac, and she’s not sure she can make the decision. Read Let’s Try This Again to find out!

Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

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Bridges by Maria Murnane

Ages 18+

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In the second book in the Daphne White series, Daphne is hit with an unbelievable piece of news: her world-traveler friend Skylar, who has vowed never to get married, is engaged! As Daphne heads to New York to celebrate with Skylar and their friend KC, and she should be in high spirits. However, she has just finished writing a novel and all she has received for her work is a bunch of publishing company rejection letters. Will she ever catch a break? And Daphne’s not the only one with a secret; it turns out KC has been hiding something as well. Dive into Maria Murnane’s latest book and let the secrets unravel!

Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

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Junior Lifeguards: The Test by Elizabeth Doyle Carey

Grades 3-5

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Jenna, Piper, Selena and Ziggy are ready for a fun-filled summer on the Cape as they embark on their journey to become junior lifeguards. They’re hoping to make the cut and that program director Bud Slater will pick them. The girls’ competition is gorgeous Samantha Frankel, and they want to keep their heads in the game long enough to bear her. However, it won’t be easy with the temptation of Hayden Jones and Luke Slater around, two uber-cute boys who also want to make the squad. Can they pull it off? Read Junior Lifeguards: The Test by Elizabeth Doyle Carey to find out!

Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.