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Summer is For Reading

A selection of teen summer reads.

Two Summers

- Young adult softcover

by Aimee Friedman - $12.99 - Add to Cart

Two YA must-reads -now in paperback! ONE SUMMER in the French countryside, among sun-kissed fields of lavender. . . ANOTHER SUMMER in upstate New York, along familiar roads that lead to surprises . . .When Summer Everett makes a split-second decision, her summer divides into two parallel worlds. In one, she travels to France, where she's dreamed of going: a land of chocolate croissants, handsome boys, and art museums. In the other, she remains home, in her ordinary suburb, where she expects her ordinary life to continue - but nothing is as it seems. In both summers, she will fall in love and discover new sides of herself. What may break her, though, is a terrible family secret, one she can't hide from anywhere. In the end, it might just be the truth she needs the most.From New York Times bestselling author Aimee Friedman comes an irresistible, inventive novel that takes readers around the world and back again, and asks us what matters more: the journey or the destination.

Almost Summer 1

- Young adult softcover

by Sophie Bedard - $22.95 - Add to Cart

Anthony's in love with Emily who's got a crush on Raph and Matthew has a thing for Jennifer while Michelle's head over heels for... well, we're pretty sure you can guess where this is going. Almost Summer is high school at its finest, which means it's high school at its worst. It's all there and it's just as bad as you remember it : awkward romance, boring jobs, nosy parents, exams and homework. Sophie Bédard's tale of teenage mischief and courtship is the real deal, with none of the usual "best years of our lives" drivel which often comes with the territory. There is no heavy-handed, forced drama here - but rather an honest, often funny account of what high school life feels like when you're in the middle of it. It's an engaging, entertaining read - wether you're a teenager who can relate or an adult who likes to remember just how bad high school sucked.

Eden Summer

- Young adult hardcover

by Liz Flanagan - $24.99 - Add to Cart

A YA debut from a brilliant new voice about friendship and finding yourself in the midst of loss. It starts like any other day for Jess. Get up, draw on eyeliner, cover up tattoos, and head to school. But soon it's clear that this is no ordinary day, because Jess's best friend, Eden, isn't at school . . . she's gone missing.Jess knows she must do everything in her power to find Eden. Before the unthinkable happens.So Jess decides to retrace the life-changing summer she and Eden have just spent together. But looking back means digging up all their buried secrets, and she soon begins to question everything she thought the summer had been about, and everything she thought she knew about her best friend.A tense and moving journey through friendship, loss, betrayal, and self-discovery, Eden Summer, will plunge its way into your heart and stay there.

Love & Gelato

- Young adult softcover

by Jenna Evans Welch - $14.99 - Add to Cart

A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this New York Times bestselling debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure.Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn't in the mood for Italy's famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She's only there because it was her mother's dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn't around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home. But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina's uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother's footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. It's a secret that will change everything Lina knew about her mother, her father--and even herself. People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more. Kirkus Reviews called Love & Gelato "a sure bet for fans of romance fiction," while VOYA said readers "will find it difficult to put this book down." Readers are about to discover a new place, a new romance, and a new talent.

Since You've Been Gone

- Young adult softcover

by Morgan Matson - $11.99 - Add to Cart

Emily is about to take some risks and have the most unexpected summer ever. Hellogiggles.com says, "Basically I couldn't be more in love with this book," from the bestselling author of Second Chance Summer and Amy and Roger's Epic Detour.Before Sloane, Emily didn't go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and she didn't do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend--someone who yanks you out of your shell.But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just...disappears. There's just a random to-do list with thirteen bizarre tasks that Emily would never try. But what if they can lead her to Sloane?Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?Kiss a stranger? Wait...what?Getting through Sloane's list will mean a lot of firsts, and with a whole summer ahead of her--and with the unexpected help of the handsome Frank Porter--who knows what she'll find.Go Skinny Dipping? Um...--Includes sixteen pages of bonus content!--

The Square Root of Summer

- Young adult softcover

by Harriet R. Hapgood - $15.99 - Add to Cart

A stunning debut novel theNew York Times calls a "delectable romance"! Gottie's heart has been broken three times. One, when her best friend moved away without saying goodbye. Two, when her beloved grandfather died. Three, when her first love wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral.As Gottie spirals deeper into grief, her past literally comes back to haunt her when she is inexplicably sent back in time to good memories and bad, revisiting afternoons of kisses and days she wanted to forget forever. This summer, Gottie's past, present, and future are about to collide--and she's the only one who can figure out why.The Square Root of Summer is an exponentially enthralling story about love and loss, from debut YA voice, Harriet Reuter Hapgood.Praise forThe Square Root of Summer:ATeen VogueBest New Book of 2016An Indies Introduce New Voices Selection"[T]he delectable romance and the moment when past, present and future all come together and semi-solve the mysteries of Gottie's time travel make the journey worthwhile." -The New York Times"Novelist Harriet Reuter Hapgood's electric YA debut,The Square Root of Summer, reminds us that time is a healer." -Buzzfeed"While this book does deliver on the title's promise of teenage vacation hijinks, romance, and mathematical equations, it also presents a heartrending quandary: How to move forward with a life that has been defined by loss . . . It presents an earnest picture of the way loss ripples through a family and shapes the movements of everyone it touches." -NPR"Harriet Reuter Hapgood delivers a clever and compelling story of love, loss and resilience . . . an exciting, shouldn't-miss debut with a fresh and enthralling time-travel twist." -USA Today, Happily Ever After"Gottie might just be our next favorite YA heroine."-Hello Giggles"The Square Root of Summer proves that time travel and young love go hand in hand."-Mashable"An epic romance with twists that will leave you breathless." -Kami Garcia, #1New York Times bestselling co-author ofBeautiful Creatures and author ofThe Lovely Reckless"Sophisticated and believable . . . An emotional roller-coaster ride worth taking." -School Library Journal, starred review"A story of complex grief, love, and growth." -Kirkus Reviews"Reuter Hapgood's novel will lodge in the hearts of readers." -Booklist"A poignant portrait of a girl struggling with loss and love, this novel is equal parts heart and smarts, with a dash of friends-turned-more sweetness." -BCCB"Set to be one of the most talked-about YA debuts of 2016. Love, loss and heartbreak told in a wholly authentic teenage voice." -The Bookseller, one to watch"An atmospheric, romantic, and beautifully-written puzzle of a book, starring a lovably unconventional cast of characters. You won't want to put this book down for even a second until you've pieced the whole thing together." -Leila Sales, author ofThis Song Will Save Your Life andOnce Was a Time

Summer Days and Summer Nights

- Young adult softcover

by Stephanie Perkins - $15.99 - Add to Cart

Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom.Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

The Summer I Turned Pretty

- Young adult softcover

by Jenny Han - $14.99 - Add to Cart

Belly has an unforgettable summer in this stunning start to the Summer I Turned Pretty series from Jenny Han. Some summers are just destined to be pretty Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer -- they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

This One Summer

- Young adult softcover

by Mariko Tamaki - $18.95 - Add to Cart

2015 Printz Honor Book. Winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration. Rose and Windy are summer friends whose families have visited Awago Beach for as long as they can remember. But this year is different, and they soon find themselves tangled in teen love and family crisis. From the creators of Skim comes an investigation into the mysterious world of adults. Sure, Roseís dad is still making cheesy and embarrassing jokes, but her mother is acting like she doesnít even want to be there. Plus, being at the cottage isnít just about going to the beach anymore. Now Rose and Windy are spending a lot of their time renting scary movies and spying on the teenagers who work at the corner store, as well as learning stuff about sex no one mentioned in health class. Pretty soon everything is messed up. Roseís father leaves the cottage and returns to the city, and her mother becomes more and more withdrawn. While her family is falling to pieces, Rose focuses her attention on Dunc, a teenager working at the local corner store. When Jenny, Duncís girlfriend, claims to be pregnant, the girls realize that the teenagers are keeping just as many secrets as the adults in their lives. No one seems to want to talk about the things that matter. When the tension between Dunc and Jenny boils over, Jenny makes a desperate and destructive move and Rose's mother is galvanized into action. In the aftermath, nothing is completely resolved, but secrets have been aired, which means that things are at least a bit better for everyone. For Rose and Windy, the end of summer brings the realization that, while Awago Beach might always be the same, they have both been changed forever. From Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, creators of the multi-award-winning graphic novel Skim, comes a stunning and authentic story of friendship, illustrated with subtly heart-breaking moments and pure summer joy.

The Unlikelies

- Young adult hardcover

by Carrie Firestone - $23.49 - Add to Cart

Rising high school senior Sadie is bracing herself for a long, lonely, and boring summer. But things take an unexpected turn when she steps in to help rescue a baby in distress and a video of her good deed goes viral. Suddenly internet-famous, Sadie's summer changes for the better when she's introduced to other "hometown heroes." These five very different teens form an unlikely alliance to secretly right local wrongs, but when they try to help a heroin-using friend, they get in over their heads and discover that there might be truth in the saying "no good deed goes unpunished." Can Sadie and her new friends make it through the summer with their friendships--and anonymity--intact?