LGBTQIA, Romance, YA Fiction

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

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Two boys meet at a post office where one of them is attempting to mail a box full of his ex-boyfriend’s things. However, neither ask the other’s name, and they both decide they find each other attractive enough to go on a search and meet up again. But what if they can’t find each other? What if it doesn’t work out? Or what if it’s meant to be? This is a love story of epic proportions that you’d only expect from an Abertalli-Silvera collab that’s not to be missed! 

Romance, YA Fiction

August and Everything After by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Grades 9 – 12

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Quinn’s best friend Lynn died in a car crash that she feels responsible for, and feels she should be punished for it. She is eager to get away from her hometown for awhile, and stay with her aunt Annie, whom she affectionately called Antsie, on the Jersey shore for the summer. There she meets Malcolm, a musician who has been dealing with his own issues. Nevertheless, she feels herself falling for him, and wonders if this is the new beginning she’s been looking for all along.

Romance, YA Fiction

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

Grades 9 – 12

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Addie is in Ireland for her aunt’s destination wedding. She’s trying to leave her mistakes back home, although it seems her family is making this impossible. Then she comes upon a guidebook called Ireland for the Heartbroken. She takes this as a sign, and follows the book’s advice: she starts on a journey of her own, taking a self-tour of Ireland. Will this be the cure she needs to help her turn things around for the better?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

YA Fiction

Rebel With a Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring

Grades 9 – 12

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Jess Jones is bold, single and overweight, and she doesn’t apologize for any of it. She is who she is, and is fine with the way things are. She begins to think differently, however, when Own Clothes Day happens at school. She is used to wearing a uniform every day, and now she feels pressured into wearing the perfect thing to school. To make things worse, she splits her leggings and someone calls her fat, which has never bothered her before that moment. It is then that she realizes that she may have been too comfortable with herself, and now she has to figure out what to do about it.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

 

Books, Romance, YA Fiction

The Weekend Bucket List by Mia Kerick

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Cady LaBrie and Cooper Murphy are high school seniors and best friends who are the definition of what some would call “goody-two shoes.” They’ve always followed the rules and would prefer to stay in on a Friday night instead of looking for trouble. So, they decide to do all the things they’ve missed out on over the last four years and create a bucket list of things to complete in one weekend before they graduate. On top of it all, neither one has admitted that they have feelings for the other. Will it be the weekend of their lives or a complete disaster?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Romance, YA Fiction

Bookish Boyfriends: A Date With Darcy by Tiffany Schmidt

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Merrilee Campbell thinks boys are better in books. While she immerses herself in Pride and Prejudice and Romeo and Juliet, she transfers to Reignald R. Hero High, and all her fantasies come true. A great comparison between classic literature and real life, Bookish Boyfriends is a must read!

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.