Posted by Kristi on July 9, 2009
| Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Auden is starting college in the fall, and decides to escape her control-freak professor mom to spend the summer with her novelist father, his new wife, and their baby daughter. Over the summer, Auden tackles many new projects: learning to ride a bike, facing the emotional fallout of her parents’ divorce, distancing herself from her mother, and falling in love with Eli, a fellow insomniac bicyclist recovering from his own traumas.
|Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim
Nina Khan feels like an outsider, for two reasons: her perfect older sister, Sonia, and the fact that she has inherited the “Pakistani hairy gene.” It’s bad enough that she has dark hair on her legs, arms, and face, but then she also grows a dark, downy stripe down her back. On top of all this, her conservative parents don’t allow her to date or attend parties. How can one teenage girl deal with all of this mortification?
|Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle
Growing up in a world of wealth and pastel-tinted entitlement, fifteen-year-old Carly has always relied on the constancy—and authenticity—of her sister, Anna. But when fourteen-year-old Anna turns plastic-perfect-pretty over the course of a single summer, everything starts to change. And there are boys involved, complicating things as boys always do.
|Funny How Things Change by Melissa Wyatt
Remy Walker has it all: he found the love of his life at home in Dwyer, West Virginia, deep in his beloved Appalachian Mountains. But at 17, you’re not supposed to already be where you want to be, right? You’ve got a whole world to make your way through, and you start by leaving your dead-end town, right? So when a fascinating young artist from out of state shows Remy his home through new eyes, why is he suddenly questioning his future?