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'Right of Way' by Lauren Barnholdt

"Right of Way" by Lauren Barnholdt

Teen Book Can a road trip repair a romance gone wrong? Find out in this standalone companion to Lauren Barnholdt’s Two-way Street.Here are Peyton and Jace, meeting on vacation. Click! It’s awesome, it’s easy, it’s romantic. This is the real deal.Unless it isn’t. Because when you’re in love, you don’t just stop calling one day. And you don’t keep secrets. Or lie. And when your life starts falling apart, ...

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'When You Were Here' by Daisy Whitney

"When You Were Here" by Daisy Whitney

Teen Book Filled with humor, raw emotion, a strong voice, and a brilliant dog named Sandy Koufax, When You Were Here explores the two most powerful forces known to man-death and love. Daisy Whitney brings her characters to life with a deft touch and resonating authenticity. Danny's mother lost her five-year battle with cancer three weeks before his graduation-the one day that she was hanging on to see.Now Danny is left ...

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'Flirting in Italian (Flirting in Italian #1)' by Lauren Henderson

"Flirting in Italian (Flirting in Italian #1)" by Lauren Henderson

Teen Book Four girls. One magical, and possibly dangerous Italian summer. Family mysteries, ancient castles, long hot nights of dancing under the stars . . . and, of course, plenty of gorgeous Italian boys! ...

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'The Disenchantments' by Nina LaCour

"The Disenchantments" by Nina LaCour

Teen Book Colby and Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate, hit the road with Bev's band, and then spend the year wandering around Europe. But moments after the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement: she's abandoning their plans - and Colby - to start college in the fall. But the show must go on and The Disenchantments weave through the Pacific Northwest, playing in small towns and dingy venues, while roadie- Colby struggles to dea ...

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'Falling in Love with English Boys' by Melissa Jensen

"Falling in Love with English Boys" by Melissa Jensen

Teen Book Sixteen-year-old Catherine Vernon has been stranded in London for the summer - no friends, no ex-boyfriend Adam the Scum (good riddance!), and absolutely nothing to do but blog about her misery to her friends back home. Desperate for something - anything - to do in London while her (s)mother's off researching boring historical things, Cat starts reading the 1815 diary of Katherine Percival her mom gives her - and finds the similarities between th ...

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'Amy & Roger's Epic Detour' by Morgan Matson

"Amy & Roger's Epic Detour" by Morgan Matson

Teen Book Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it's Amy's responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn't ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip - and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar - especially with th ...

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'North of Beautiful' by Justina Chen

"North of Beautiful" by Justina Chen

Teen Book As he continued to stare, I wanted to point to my cheek and remind him, But you were the one who wanted this, remember? You're the one who asked-and I repeat-Why not fix your face? It's hard not to notice Terra Cooper. She's tall, blond, and has an enviable body. But with one turn of her cheek, all people notice is her unmistakably "flawed" face. Terra secretly plans to leave her stifling small town in the ...

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'Sophomore Switch' by Abby McDonald

"Sophomore Switch" by Abby McDonald

Teen Book Take an administrative snafu, a bad breakup, and what shall heretofore be known as "The Hot-Tub Incident," and you’ve got two unprepared sophomores on a semester abroad. For American party girl Tasha, an escape to Oxford may be a chance to ditch her fame as a tabloid temptress, but wading Uggs-deep in feminist theory is not her idea of a break. Meanwhile, the British half of the exchange, studious Emily, nurses an aching heart amid the bikinis ...

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'The Juliet Club' by Suzanne Harper

"The Juliet Club" by Suzanne Harper

Teen Book Italy . . . Shakespeare . . . but no romance?Kate Sanderson inherited her good sense from her mother, a disciplined law professor, and her admiration for the Bard from her father, a passionate Shakespeare scholar. When she gets dumped, out of the blue, for the Practically Perfect Ashley Lawson, she vows never to fall in love again. From now on she will control her own destiny, and every decision she makes will be highly reasoned and r ...

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'How to Be Bad' by E. Lockhart

"How to Be Bad" by E. Lockhart

Teen Book From the authors of ttyl, Bras & Broomsticks, and The Boyfriend List come three unforgettable characters and one exhilarating novelVicks is the wild child whose boyfriend has gone suspiciously quiet since he left for college; Mel is the newcomer desperate to be liked; and Jesse will do anything to avoid a life-altering secret. Each one has her own reason for wanting to get the heck out of their nowheresville town, ev ...

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'Pretty Face' by Mary Hogan

"Pretty Face" by Mary Hogan

Teen Book Hayley has never felt happy in her own skin. But this summer everything is going to change. She's off to Italy, where she'll discover what real pizza tastes like, what real beauty looks like, and maybe even what true amore can be. ...

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'Carpe Diem' by Autumn Cornwell

"Carpe Diem" by Autumn Cornwell

Teen Book “I’ve got my entire life planned out for the next ten years — including my PhD and Pulitzer Prize,” claims 16-year-old overachiever Vassar Spore, daughter of overachiever parents, who in true overachiever fashion named her after an elite women’s college. Vassar expects her sophomore summer to include AP and AAP (Advanced Advanced Placement) classes. Surprise! Enter a world-traveling relative who sends her plans into a tailspin wh ...

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'Girl at Sea' by Maureen Johnson

"Girl at Sea" by Maureen Johnson

Teen Book Sometimes you have to get lost . . . The Girl: Clio Ford, seventeen, wants to spend the summer smooching her art-store crush, not stuck on a boat in the Mediterranean. At least she'll get a killer tan.The Mission: Survive her father's crazy antics. Oh, and also find some missing underwater treasure that could unlock the secrets of civilization. The Crew: Dad's wacky best fr ...

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'13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1)' by Maureen Johnson

"13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1)" by Maureen Johnson

Teen Book When Ginny receives thirteen little blue envelopes and instructions to buy a plane ticket to London, she knows something exciting is going to happen. What Ginny doesn't know is that she will have the adventure of her life and it will change her in more ways than one. Life and love are waiting for her across the Atlantic, and the thirteen little blue envelopes are the key to finding them in this funny, romantic, heartbreaking novel. ...

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'Are We There Yet?' by David Levithan

"Are We There Yet?" by David Levithan

Teen Book Sixteen-year-old Elijah is completely mellow and his 23-year-old brother Danny is completely not, so it’s no wonder they can barely tolerate one another. So what better way to repair their broken relationship than to trick them into taking a trip to Italy together? Soon, though, their parents’ perfect solution has become Danny and Elijah’s nightmare as they’re forced to spend countless hours together. But then Elijah meets Julia, a ...

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'Westminster Abby' by Micol Ostow

"Westminster Abby" by Micol Ostow

Teen Book Abby has always considered herself to be a little vanilla;sweet,plain, but not very exciting. So when she finds herself flying across the ocean to London, trying to forget her problems with her cheating ex-boyfriend and her overprotective parents, she figures her semester abroad is her chance to become one big hot fudge sundae. And she isn't disappointed. London boasts a plethora of funky pubs and shops, drivers on the wrong side of the street, F ...

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'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1)' by Ann Brashares

"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1)" by Ann Brashares

Teen Book Some friends just fit together.Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. They didn’t look all that great: they were worn, dirty, and speckled with bleach. On the night before she and her friends part for the summer, Carmen decides to toss them. But Tibby says they’re great. She'd love to have them. Lena and Bridget also think they’re fabulous. Lena decides that they should all try them on. Whoever they fit best will get them ...

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'Postcards from No Man's Land' by Aidan Chambers

"Postcards from No Man's Land" by Aidan Chambers

Teen Book Seventeen-year-old Jacob Todd is about to discover himself. Jacob's plan is to go to Amsterdam to honor his grandfather who died during World War II. He expects to go, set flowers on his grandfather's tombstone, and explore the city. But nothing goes as planned. Jacob isn't prepared for love--or to face questions about his sexuality. Most of all, he isn't prepared to hear what Geertrui, the woman who nursed his grandfather during the war, has to ...

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'Guitar Highway Rose' by Brigid Lowry

"Guitar Highway Rose" by Brigid Lowry

Teen Book My name is Rosie Moon. I am nearly sixteen. I'm hungry for a juicy life. I lean out the window at night and I can taste it out there, waiting for me.Popular and smart, fifteen-year-old Rosie Moon is the quintessential good girl. She also wishes she could be someone else for a while, someone more interesting. Asher Fielding is the mysterious new boy at school who has dreadlocks and a love of Jim Morrison. On the firs ...

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