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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Teen Fiction: Love is in the Air!
Nothing blooms more lovely than young love . . . .
Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith
Kiss: What Leah did. only she really shouldn't have, one night at a country club party. Crush: What Leah has, only she really shouldn't have, on the guy with the green eyes, the guy who is not her perfect boyfriend, the guy who does not fit in her picture-perfect life, the guy her sisters will only mock and her mother will never approve of. Not in a million years. Collide: What happens when everything you always thought you wanted, having cool friends, being class valedictorian and homecoming queen, runs smack into everything it turns out you really do want.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith
Today should be one of the worst days of 17 year old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A. Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
What Boys Really Want by Pete Hautman
So Adam would never sell copies of a self-help book before he'd even written it. And Lita would never try to break up Adam's relationship with Blair. They'd never sabotage their friends Emily and Dennis. Lita would never date a guy related to a girl she can't stand. They'd never steal each other's blog posts. And Adam would never end up in a fist fight with Lita's boyfriend. Nope, never. Adam and Lita might never agree on what happened, but in this hilarious story from Pete Hautman, they manage to give the world a little more insight into what boys and girls are really looking for.