The Moon and More – Sarah Dessen

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen is the perfect romantic YA novel. A gorgeous Summer read. Open the pages and fall in love…Emaline is spending her last summer before college in her home beach town of Colby. Everything is familiar – from working for her bossy sister Margo at the family rental company to Emaline’s gorgeous (and regularly shirtless) childhood sweetheart, Luke. But when an out-of-town brash New York filmmaker, and her young assistant Theo, come to stay at one of the beach houses, everything Emaline thought she knew about herself changes. But can her heart let go of a life she’s loved for so long?

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How To Rock Braces and Glasses – Meg Haston

In the story, an eighth-grade Queen Bee, after finding herself dropped into Loserland, realizes that it’s time to reap the bad karma she’s sown. Gorgeous, uber-harsh, and uber-stylish, Kacey Simon is the undisputed social dictator of Marquette Middle School. That is, until an eye infection and a visit to the dentist leave her with coke-bottle glasses, a mouth full of metal, and… a littttthsp! Dissed and dismissed by her popular friends, Kacey is forced to hang out with a boy who wears skinny jeans and jams in his own band. But as she adjusts to life as a loser, she’s surprised to find that Skinny Jeans is kind of hot and his band is pretty cool. Suddenly, hitting rock-bottom feels oddly uplifting. Could rocking braces and glasses be the best thing to ever happen to her?

In this hilarious reversal of the cool crowd versus the nerd herd, a popular girl finds herself in Loserville and realizes it’s about time she paid back all the bad karma she built up as Queen Bee.

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New Books Just In!!

Here in the Library we are always excited to get new books for our readers and here is a small collection of what we have recently purchased.  Click on the link to see a review of the book courtesy of Goodreads.

 

Ingenue by Jillian Larkin

 

The Convent by Maureen McCarthy 

 

Endless by Jessica Shirvington 

 

Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta

 

Every Day by David Levithan

 

 

Strictly Confidential by Roxy Jacenko

Australia’s best-known fashion PR lifts the lid on the glamorous world of A-list celebrity in a light hearted, fun filled, fast paced novel for fans of trashy mags and Perez Hilton – the ideal beach read for summer. Meet Jasmine Lewis, the smart, young publicist trying to work her way up from the bottom in Sydney’s hottest PR company. She’s done the coffee runs, the dry-cleaning pickups, the 5am starts, the 11pm finishes. But, still, her evil boss Diane Wilderstein is never happy. So when Jasmine finds herself being summoned to Diane’s office early one morning, she knows something’s got to give. Luckily for Jasmine, faith lends a hand and helps her escape from the evil Diane to launch a fabulous new career. That should be a dream come true, right? Or is it the start of a whole new world of nightmares? ‘Ever wondered what really goes on behind the slick facade of the PR world?

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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna was looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she’s less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris-until she meets Etienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Etienne has it all . . . including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

 

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Three Summers by Judith Clarke

The path of Ruth’s life was shaped in one fateful moment when, as a baby, she was tossed clear from a car wreck. Her grandmother raised her, with a fierce hope that she would one day go to university and see every marvellous place in the world.

When Ruth and her best friend Fee finish school, Fee chooses motherhood and marriage. Ruth knows that she must leave town, but that means leaving Tam Finn, the elusive yet entrancing boy so unlike any other she has ever met.

An extraordinary story of friendship, longing and the saving grace of love.

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Holier Than Thou

From the author of GOOD OIL, this extraordinary, bittersweet novel portrays a slice of Australian city life through an unforgettable girl named Holly who is navigating the nuances and complexities of being in her early 20s. ‘What do you want, Hol?’ Abby looks into my eyes. ‘I … I want to know that I’m using my powers for good and -‘ ‘You want to make a dead man proud.’ ‘Whoa!’ ‘You want to put bandages over severed arteries that really need to be sewn shut. You want the moral high ground.’ Holly Yarkov has a boyfriend who is a gift from the universe. She has a job that fulfils her even as it wears her down. She has a core group of friends from high school. And she has a layer of steel around her heart that is beginning to tarnish. Just as she is reaching for a future she can’t quite see, Holly is borne back into the past by memories of her beloved father, and of the boy-who-might-have-been… Grief and longing run like veins of quicksilver through this beautiful novel, at once gloriously funny and achingly sad.

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Ten Things We Shouldn’t Have Done – Sarah Mlykowski

I was about to live a sixteen-year-old’s dream. House on the beach. No parents. Parties whenever we wanted. Boys ten thingswherever we wanted. April and her best friend, Vi, are living by themselves. Of course, April’s parents don’t know that. They think she’s living with Vi and Vi’s mum. But it’s not April’s fault that her dad decided to move away in the middle of high school. So who could blame her for a little white lie? Or the other nine things that April (probably) shouldn’t have done that year…

 

 

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I’d tell you that I love you but then I have to Kill You – Ally Carter

The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school — that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE, the latest in chemical warfare in science; and students received extra credit for I'd tell youbreaking CIA codes in computer class. In truth, Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses — but it’s really a school for spies. Cammie Morgan is a second-generation Gallagher Girl, and by her sophomore year she’s already fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (three of which involve a piece of uncooked spaghetti). But the one thing the Gallagher Academy hasn’t prepared her for is what to do when she falls for an ordinary boy who thinks she’s an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, and track him through a mall without his ever being the wiser, but can she have a regular relationship with a boy who can never know the truth about her? Cammie may be an elite spy in training, but in her sophomore year, she’s beginning her most dangerous mission — she’s falling in love.

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The Lonely Hearts Club – Elizabeth Eulberg

lonelyheartsclubLove is all you need . . . or is it?

Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating, so she vows: No more. She’s had one too many bad dates, and has been hurt by one too many bad boys.

It’s a personal choice . . . and soon everybody wants to know about it. It seems that Penny’s not the only girl who’s tired of the way girls change themselves (most of the time for the worse) in order to get their guys . . . or the way their guys don’t really care.

Girls are soon thronging to The Lonely Hearts Club, and Penny finds herself near legendary for her non-dating ways – which is too bad, since the leader of The Lonely Hearts Club has found a certain boy she can’t help but like . . .

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