Tag: coming of age

First: Get Caught: A Stalker’s Guide to Love by Crystal Liechty

First: Get Caught: A Stalker’s Guide to Love by Crystal Liechty

Abigail Bean’s leather-bound journal is quickly filling up with all things Ben Song, but she has no intention of doing anything about her feelings. She knows there’s no chance the most sought-after boy in her grade would be into her, but the doodles and daydreams serve as a mindless distraction from her parent’s recent divorce. Though Pruitt Preparatory Academy is a small boarding school, valedictorian […]

July 15, 2020 / 0 Comments
Willa and the Whale by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

Willa and the Whale by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

After losing her mom, Willa is grieving and having a hard time living with her dad and his new family on an island off the coast of Washington State. Her dad tries to cheer her up by taking her whale watching, something Willa’s mom used to do. While all the passengers are on one side of the boat, Willa encounters a humpback whale on the […]

March 7, 2020 / 0 Comments
Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card

Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card

“Are you really a thief?” That’s the question that has haunted fourteen-year-old Ezekiel Blast all his life. But he’s not a thief, he just has a talent for finding things. Not a superpower—a micropower. Because what good is finding lost bicycles and hair scrunchies, especially when you return them to their owners and everyone thinks you must have stolen them in the first place? If […]

September 10, 2019 / 0 Comments
Where I End and You Begin by Preston Norton

Where I End and You Begin by Preston Norton

Ezra Slevin is an anxious, neurotic insomniac who spends his nights questioning his place in the universe and his days obsessing over Imogen, a nerdy girl with gigantic eyebrows and a heart of gold. For weeks, Ezra has been working up the courage to invite Imogen to prom. The only problem is Imogen’s protective best friend, Wynonna Jones. Wynonna has blue hair, jams to ’80s […]

June 5, 2019 / 0 Comments
Trouble with Prince Charming by Kimberly King

Trouble with Prince Charming by Kimberly King

Popularity is a risky game, especially in matters of the heart. Can she afford to keep playing? Sixteen-year-old Nikki Baker finally has everything she’s always wanted: confidence, popularity, and the hottest guy at Forest Hills High. Thanks to her fairy godmother’s help, happily ever after is hers for the taking. But being at the top of the food chain is a dangerous place to be. […]

February 23, 2019 / 0 Comments
Mira’s Griffin by Christie Valentine Powell

Mira’s Griffin by Christie Valentine Powell

“For as long as my people remember, griffins steal away those who stray into their mountains. Since your people have come, the griffins have gone farther, into our villages. We cannot allow it to continue.” Fifteen-year-old Mira was one of the first to hear the native’s warning, but she would rather climb mountains than hide in the confining village. Her gift of translating for her […]

February 18, 2019 / 0 Comments
The Trouble with Fairy Godmothers by Kimberly King

The Trouble with Fairy Godmothers by Kimberly King

All Nikki Baker wants is her first kiss. All her fairy godmother wants is to get the job done as quickly as possible. Hilarious adventures follow when Nikki discovers her fairy godmother’s magic isn’t quite up to par… along with her taste in boys. Nobody is safe as spells bounce around from the school’s biggest nerd to the biggest jerk in ninth grade, and everyone […]

July 28, 2018 / 0 Comments
Red Knight by Daniel Coleman

Red Knight by Daniel Coleman

Wonderland is at peace, but barbarian enemies are gathering at the border. Sir Chism, the colorblind Red Knight of Wonderland, is most comfortable when he’s crosswise to the flow of the world. When he finds himself alone and surrounded by enemies in the barbarians’ capital, he’s in his element, as the squadron’s escape and survival depend on him. Chism never asked to be a leader, […]

May 21, 2018 / 0 Comments
It Needs to Look Like We Tried by Todd Robert Petersen

It Needs to Look Like We Tried by Todd Robert Petersen

Everyone has a dream, an idea, a goal. But what happens when those desires are thwarted, when dreams and goals fall apart? A fastidious man takes a detour on the way to his father’s wedding and kicks off a series of events that ricochets from the bride to her real estate clients; to a crazed former homeowner and his sister-in-law’s reality TV lover; to a […]

April 27, 2018 / 0 Comments
Shoot the Moon by Kate Watson

Shoot the Moon by Kate Watson

A high stakes story about the cost of winning and the price of redemption. Despite what his brother and his sponsor think, Tate isn’t an addict. He has the 30-day chip to prove it. But when his father learns Tate’s been running an illegal card room out of a friend’s dorm to pay off old gambling debts, Tate is cut off. With his family no […]

February 6, 2018 / 0 Comments