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Featured Review: Igloo High (Jacinthe Dessureault)

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About This Book: Senior year was supposed to be fabulous for popular high school girl Ella—a year filled with dating, shopping and partying, with a kick-ass prom at the end. If only her dad understood this! Instead, when offered the job of a lifetime, he uproots his city-loving daughter and drags...
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Featured Review: Bea and the Bad Boy (Anna Catherine Field)

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About This Book: A strong person doesn’t seek revenge. They let karma do the dirty work. Too bad Bea isn’t strong, or at least she doesn’t think she is, which is why she jumps when the opportunity presents itself to get back at her twin brother and former best friend the...
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Featured Review: Lily and The Wedding Date Mistake (Seven Steps)

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About This Book: IT WAS THE WORST FIRST DATE EVER! When seventeen-year-old Lily McAlister meets a witty, mysterious boy at her aunt's wedding, sparks instantly fly between them. There's only one problem. She's lost her glasses and can't see his face. Worse, when she finds her glasses she gets a front...
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Featured Review: My Virtual Prince Charming (Maggie Dallen)

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About This Book: Some girls have a dream guy, but Suzie's ideal boyfriend is totally real. He’s just...virtual. Suzie doesn't need to see her online gaming buddy to know that he’s her perfect match. The problem lies in reality, AKA high school. Ever since a humiliating photo of her surfaced on...
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Featured Review: The Next To Last Mistake (Amalie Jahn)

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About This Book: Tess Goodwin's life in rural Iowa is sheltered and uncomplicated. Although she chooses to spend most of her free time playing chess with her best friend Zander, the farm-boy from next door, her skills as a bovine midwife and tractor mechanic ensure that she fits in with the...
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Featured Review: In Paris With You (Clementine Beauvais)

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About This Book: Eugene and Tatiana could have fallen in love, if things had gone differently. If they had tried to really know each other, if it had just been them, and not the others. But that was years ago and time has found them far apart, leading separate lives. Until...
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Featured Review: The Perfect Catch (Maggie Dallen)

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About This Book: Her brother's best friend used to be Callie's friend too. But that was before he became a jerk, and then her coach, and now...her first kiss.  There's no doubt about it, Noah is avoiding Callie like the plague now that she's living in the dorms on his college...
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Featured Review: Fracture (Melanie Hooyenga)

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About This Book:   When seventeen-year old Biz wakes up from surgery after helping catch a kidnapper, she thinks she’s lost her ability to flicker—travel back in time eighteen hours—but she soon discovers her ability is stronger than ever. And so are the mind-blowing headaches. But flickering isn’t the only thing...
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Featured Review: Soof (Sarah Weeks)

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About This Book: All her life, Aurora has heard stories about Heidi and all the good luck she brought Aurora's family. Aurora, though, doesn't feel very lucky. The kids at school think she's weird. And she's starting to think her mom thinks she's weird, too. Especially compared to Heidi. On the...
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Featured Review: The Opposite Of Innocent (Sonya Sones)

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About This Book:  Poignant and chilling by turns, The Opposite of Innocent is award-winning author Sonya Sones’s most gripping novel in verse yet. It’s the story of a girl named Lily, who’s been crushing on a man named Luke, a friend of her parents, ever since she can remember. Luke has...
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