BOOKS

SUFFER LOVE

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt BFYR, 2016)

Just let it go.

That's what everyone keeps telling Hadley St. Clair after she learns that her father cheated on her mother. But Hadley doesn't want to let it go. She wants to be angry and she wants everyone in her life - her dad most of all - to leave her alone.

Sam Bennett and his family have had their share of drama too. Still reeling from a move to a new town and his parents' recent divorce, Sam is hoping he can coast through senior year and then move on to hassle-free, parent-free life in college. He isn't looking for a relationship. . . that is, until he sees Hadley for the first time.

Hadley and Sam's connection is undeniable, but Sam has a secret that could ruin everything. Should he follow his heart or tell the truth?

Funny and passionate,  Suffer Love is a story about first love, family dysfunction, and the fickle hand of fate. 

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HOW TO MAKE A WISH

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt BFYR 2017)

All seventeen year-old Grace Glasser wants is her own life. A normal life in which she sleeps in the same bed for longer than three months and doesn't have to scrounge for spare change to make sure the electric bill is paid. Emotionally trapped by her unreliable mother, Maggie, and the tiny cape on which she lives, she focuses on her best friend, her upcoming audition for a top music school in New York, and surviving Maggie’s latest boyfriend—who happens to be Grace’s own ex-boyfriend’s father.

Her attempts to lay low until she graduates are disrupted when she meets Eva, a girl with her own share of ghosts she’s trying to outrun. Grief-stricken and lonely, Eva pulls Grace into midnight adventures and feelings Grace never planned on. When Eva tells Grace she likes girls, both of their worlds open up. But, united by loss, Eva also shares a connection with Maggie. As Grace's mother spirals downward, both girls must figure out how to love and how to move on.

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GIRL MADE OF STARS

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018)

 

Mara and Owen are about as close as twins can get. So when Mara's friend Hannah accuses Owen of rape, Mara doesn't know what to think. Can the brother she loves really be guilty of such a violent crime? Torn between the family she loves and her own sense of right and wrong, Mara is feeling lost, and it doesn't help that things have been strained with her ex-girlfriend, Charlie.

As Mara, Hannah, and Charlie navigate this new terrain, Mara must face a trauma from her own past and decide where Charlie fits in her future. With sensitivity and openness, this timely novel confronts the difficult questions surrounding consent, victim blaming, and sexual assault.

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THE MIGHTY HEART OF SUNNY ST. JAMES

(Little, Brown, 2019)

I can hear the beep-beep-beep of my heart monitor.

My heart.

No, not mine.

Someone else’s.

 When Sunny St. James receives a new heart, she decides to set off on a "New Life Plan:"

 1) Do awesome amazing things she could never do before.

2) Find a new best friend.

3) Kiss a boy for the first time.

 Sunny’s plan seems to be racing forward, but when she meets Quinn, a girl with serious best friend potential, Sunny questions whether she really wants to kiss a boy at all. As if that’s not enough, the reemergence of her mother after years of absence brings buried feelings to the surface. With so much weighing down Sunny’s new heart, how will she ever become the new Sunny St. James?

 This sweet and tender novel from author Ashley Herring Blake dares readers to find the might in their own hearts.

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