Category: Being a Teen
You and Me and Him
by: HMH Books for Young Readers
Product rating: 3.9 with 31 reviews
“Do not ignore a call from me when you know I am feeling neurotic about a boy. That is Best Friend 101.” —Nash
Maggie and Nash are outsiders. She’s overweight. He’s out of the closet. The best of friends, they have seen each other through thick and thin, but when Tom moves to town at the start of the school year, they have something unexpected in common: feelings for the same guy. This warm, witty novel—with a clear, true voice and a clever soundtrack of musical references—sings a song of love and forgiveness.
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Hold On Tight (Sea Breeze)
by: Simon Pulse
Product rating: 4.7 with 361 reviews
Dewayne and Sienna have loved each other since they were kids—and in this smokin’ addition to the New York Times
and USA TODAY
bestselling Sea Breeze series from Abbi Glines, it’s time for them to face the fiery passion brewing between them.
Six years ago, Sienna Roy found out she was pregnant with her boyfriend’s baby. But when Dustin died in a car crash just days later, Sienna left Sea Breeze to raise her son alone. Now Sienna is coming back, and everything is about to change.
Dewayne Falco is still getting over the death of his brother, Dustin. Drowning his sorrows in women and booze, Dewayne just wants to hide away and forget. But when Sienna returns—Sienna, who Dewayne has loved since they were kids; gorgeous Sienna, who has legs for days—Dewayne is reminded that some things are worth fighting for.
Back in Sea Breeze, it’s hard for Sienna to shake Dustin’s memory. But as much as she loved him, part of her heart always belonged to his brother, Dewayne. And it still does. While she finds herself fiercely attracted to Dewayne, she’s terrified to love again.
As Dewayne and Sienna are drawn together, they can’t ignore the love and passion that’s been reignited between them. It finally might be time for them to hold on tight and never let go…
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Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
by: Simon Pulse
Product rating: 3.8 with 9 reviews
meets 13 Reasons Why
in this stylish, sexy, and atmospheric story about friendship packed with twists and turns that will leave you breathless.
They say Delia burned herself to death in her stepfather’s shed. They say it was suicide.
But June doesn’t believe it.
June and Delia used to be closer than anything. Best friends in that way that comes before everyone else—before guys, before family. It was like being in love, but more. They had a billion secrets, tying them together like thin silk cords.
But one night a year ago, everything changed. June, Delia, and June’s boyfriend Ryan were just having a little fun. Their good time got out of hand. And in the cold blue light of morning, June knew only this—things would never be the same again.
And now, a year later, Delia is dead. June is certain she was murdered. And she owes it to her to find out the truth…which is far more complicated than she ever could have imagined.
Sexy, dark, and atmospheric, Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
will keep you guessing until the very last page.
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Side Effects May Vary
by: Balzer + Bray
Product rating: 3.9 with 115 reviews
For fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell comes this powerful novel about a girl with cancer who creates a take-no-prisoners bucket list that sets off a war at school—only to discover she’s gone into remission.
When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs. So she convinces her best friend, Harvey, to help her with a crazy bucket list that’s as much about revenge as it is about hope. But just when Alice’s scores are settled, she goes into remission, and now she must face the consequences of all she’s said and done. Contemporary realistic-fiction readers who love romantic stories featuring strong heroines will find much to savor in this standout debut.
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The Boy’s Body Book: Third Edition: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU
by: Applesauce Press
Product rating: 4.5 with 262 reviews
You have questions? We have answers to everything you need to know for growing up you!
Growing up isn’t as easy as it looks. With changing emotions, friends, expectations, and bodies, some days it can seem like life is one big roller coaster ride. The Boy’s Body Book
is the #1 bestselling guide for boys, and it’s here to help with expert advice, common sense tips, fast facts, and answers to all questions a boy might have.
* From hair care to athlete’s foot, a head to toe guide to what’s happening with your changing body
* Basketball football, soccer, chess: How you can excel no matter what you like to do
* The care and keeping of parents, teachers, brothers, and sisters
* How to keep your friends and your morals, and what to do if peer pressure or bullying starts to be come an issue
* And so much more!
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Never Always Sometimes (Harlequin Teen)
by: Harlequin Teen
Product rating: 4.0 with 12 reviews
Never date your best friend Always be original Sometimes rules are meant to be broken
Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they’d never, ever
do in high school.
Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never die your hair a color of the rainbow
, or #7, never hook up with a teacher
. But Dave has a secret: he’s broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school
. It’s either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend
. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.
Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they’ve actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.
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