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My Life with the Walter Boys
2014 Goodreads Choice Nominee
YALSA's Teens Top Ten Reads of 2015 Winner

Jackie Howard does not like surprises. Chaos is the enemy! The best way to get her successful, busy parents to notice her is to be perfect. The perfect look, the perfect grades—the perfect daughter. And then...


Surprise #1 Jackie's family dies in a freak car accident. Surprise #2 Jackie has to move cross-country to live with the Walters—her new guardians. Surprise #3 The Walters have twelve sons. (Well, eleven, but Parker acts like a boy anyway)


Jackie is now surrounded by the enemy. Loud, dirty, annoying boys—who have no concept of personal space. Okay, several of the oldest guys are flat-out gorgeous. But still annoying. She's not stuck-up or boring—no matter what they say. But proving it is another matter. How can she fit in and move on when she needs to keep her parents' memory alive by living up to the promise of perfect?

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The Heartbreakers (The Heartbreak Chronicles, #1)
Junior Library Guild Selection 

Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD… for four hours. She’s totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she’ll never see him again. 


Except, Stella’s life suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry—lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?


But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver—dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band—when her sister could be dying of cancer?

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Once Upon Now
Target Writing Contest Grand Prize Winner 
Smartphones, TV screens, headlights, and billboards might illuminate the night sky of the twenty-first century, but the flights of fancy, myths, and fairy tales of bygone ages can still emerge from the shadows and steal the limelight.
Whether Rapunzel is a girl homeschooled in a high-rise apartment, or Sleeping Beauty is the victim of a rare medical syndrome; Whether Pinnochio is a stiff young man determined not to lie, or "The Princess and the Pea" is really about a girl dating a mattress-factory heir; Whether a Rip Van Winkle contagion occurs because one scientist wants to save his lover, or a date with a peculiar Bluebearded gent is the outcome of one girl trying to overlook the small things;
These are fairy tales: the original urban (well, forest) myths, ye olde WTFs, the stories of glamour, hope, punishment, love, strange figures, and imagination that will always be with us.
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Paper Hearts (The Heartbreak Chronicles, #2)

YALSA's Teens Top Ten Reads of 2018 Winner


Felicity has her entire future planned. Ever since her older sister ran away, she's had the full weight of her mother's expectations on her shoulders. So she works hard to get straight As and save for college. 

Except sometimes the best things in life are unplannedlike when Felicity meets a handsome, masked stranger while she is volunteering at a charity masquerade ball. She never thought he'd flirt with her. And she certainly never thought he'd turn out to be a member of the world-famous Heartbreakers band, Alec. 

Then Felicity uncovers a shocking family secret. Suddenly, she, Alec, and her two best friends are off on a road trip to find Felicity's missing sister. And she's about to discover that unexpected turns have a peculiar way of landing her right where she needs to be...

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