The Cult of Romance
by Sarah Ayoub
When your bestie is marrying a guy she barely knows, can you save her from the cult before it's too late? Natalie is living proof that love is a scam. She's traumatised by her parents' failed marriage and overwhelmed by her grandmother's expectations of good Lebanese girls — marriage, motherhood and exceptional tabouli-making skills. When her best friend decides to get hitched to a guy in the motherland, Nat's not exactly thrilled by the mammoth task before her: juggling cultural traditions,...
by Madeleine L'Engle
Fifteen-year-old Camilla gains new maturity through her relationship with her best friend's brother and the growing realization that her parents are fallible individuals.
The Vast Fields of Ordinary
by Nick Burd
It's Dade's last summer at home, and things are pretty hopeless. He has a crappy job, a "boyfriend" who treats him like dirt, and his parents' marriage is falling apart. So when he meets and falls in love with the mysterious Alex Kincaid, Dade feels like he's finally experiencing true happiness. But when a tragedy shatters the final days of summer, he realizes he must face his future and learn how to move forward from his past.
by David Arnold
A story of the difficulties we face and the strength we find to overcome them, perfect for fans of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, and JUNO.'At last, a Kerouacian adventure for teenage girls' INDEPENDENTWhen her parents unexpectedly divorce, Mim Malone is dragged from her beloved home in Ohio to the 'wastelands' of Mississippi, where she lives in a haze of medication with her dad and new (almost certainly evil) stepmom.But when Mim learns her real mother is ill back home, she escap...
by Lisa Clough
The road to independence has never been easy. What Penelope Yeager wants: 1. Get out of high school. 2. Have sex. 3. Fall in love. 4. Get her driver's license. 5. Forget what happened ten years ago. 6. See her mother happy. She's figured out how to get out of school a year early.If she can figure out the rest, maybe she'll actually be happy.Unfortunately, the rest isn't nearly as easy. 'Jahn-Clough's prose is infused with startling flashes of beauty'-Horn Book "Fast-paced,...
Night the White Deer Died
by Gary Paulsen
A teenage girl and an old Indian are brought together by the same haunting dream. I love Cole Dennis!! 3
What Erika Wants
by Bruce Clements
The bright spot in the life of fourteen-year-old Erika Nevski is her lawyer, who supports Erika as she faces a custody battle, deals with her shoplifting friend, and tries out for the school play.
Intimate Relationships Across Boundaries
This collection investigates intermarriage and related relationships around the world since the eighteenth century. The contributors explore how intimate relationships challenged boundary crossings of various kinds – social, geographic, religious, ethnic. To this end, the volume considers a range of related issues: Who participated in these unions? How common were they, and in which circumstances were they practised (or banned)? Taking a global view, the book also questions some of the categor...
Bridesmaid Blitz (Ask Amy Green, #3)
by Sarah Webb
Amy’s mom’s wedding is fast approaching — and where better to find the perfect bridesmaid dresses than on a spontaneous trip to Paris? It seems that nobody has time for thirteen-year-old Amy these days! Her boyfriend, Seth, is preoccupied with his mom’s health. Amy’s dad barely knows she exists after her half-sister is born prematurely (thanks so much, Amy, for getting your stepmother to the hospital on time!). And Mom is having meltdowns about her impending wedding. So a whirlwind trip to Pari...
Like Moonlight at Low Tide
by Nicole Quigley
When high school junior Melissa Keiser returns to her hometown of Anna Maria Island, Florida, she has one goal: hide from the bullies who had convinced her she was the ugliest girl in school. But when she is caught sneaking into a neighbor's pool at night, everything changes. Something is different now that Melissa is sixteen, and the guys and popular girls who once made her life miserable have taken notice. When Melissa gets the chance to escape life in a house ruled by her mom's latest boyfrie...
Maxine Banks Is Getting Married
by Lori Aurelia Williams
When seventeen-year-old Maxine's best friend gets married, Maxine suddenly decides that she and her boyfriend Brian should too, but things do not turn out the way she expected, and both she and Brian realize that they are not as grown up as they thought.
One Paris Summer
by Denise Grover Swank
New York Times bestseller! In this romantic coming-of-age YA novel, Sophie Brooks agrees to spend the summer with her father and his soon-to-be new wife, as well as share a room with her stepmom's daughter, Camille. But what should be a lovely time in the City of Lights, preparing for her audition at the prestigious French music academy she's dreamed of attending, becomes a nightmare due to the lack of a piano and less than sisterly relations … until the attractive boy next door invites Sophie t...
Dear George Clooney
by Susin Nielsen
Violet's TV-director dad has traded a job in Vancouver for one in Los Angeles, their run-down house for a sleek ranch-style home complete with a pool, and, worst of all, Violet's mother for a trophy wife, a blonde actress named Jennica. Violet's younger sister reacts by bed-wetting, and her mother ping-pongs from one loser to another, searching for love. As for Violet, she gets angry in ways that are by turns infuriating, shocking, and hilarious. When her mother takes up with the unfortunately...
Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry
by Joya Goffney
A passionate, hilarious and heartfelt YA romcom debut full of juicy secrets and leap-off-the-page chemistry about how we choose to live our lives and what it means to live your truth. For fans of Jenny Han, Nicola Yoon and Justin A. Reynolds. Quinn keeps lists of everything - from the days she's ugly cried, to "Things That I Would Never Admit Out Loud," to all the boys she'd like to kiss. Her lists keep her sane. By writing her fears (as well as embarrassing and cringeworthy truths) on paper, s...
What Hearts (Laura Geringer Books (Paperback))
by Bruce Brooks
Recipient of a 1993 Newbery Honor, this novel is an achingly beautiful, powerfully rendered journey through childhood that is not to be missed, now available in a new edition with a striking new cover. "From an outstandingly perceptive writer, a moving portrait of a boy, observed at four revealing turning points." -- Pointer Review/Kirkus Reviews "Combines fast, exciting action with an astonishing ending that proves the power of the individual imagination." -- Starred Review/ALA Booklist "Asa-...
The Foreseeable Future
by Emily Adrian
Audrey's life has been planned out for her since she was born, and now she's supposed to attend Whedon College in the fall, where both of her parents work. But Audrey has a different plan in mind: She's not going to attend college at all. She's going to earn some money and move to Seattle, the city she's loved since she was a child. And the best way to earn that money is by working the night shift at the local nursing home. Seth O'Malley works there, too, and a romance quickly blossoms between t...
The Fall Changes (Honey Cove, #1)
by Marie McGrath
Change where you live.Change your parents being married.And maybe, change who you are.At 16 years old, Riley Mills has had more change than she ever wanted. A new high school would be daunting for most teens, but between getting attention from the most popular girl and being paired with a boy for her class project, she is navigating many situations she never could have imagined.With homecoming fast approaching and rumors about her swirling, Riley must confront her true nature. Is she a popular g...