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When it comes to love, Louna means business– literally. Her summer job as an assistant wedding planner puts her in daily contact with couples in love; yet, after a major heartbreak, she believes that she is done with the whole romance thing Once and for All (Viking, $19.99). When the wild and handsome Ambrose joins her team, Louna is determined not to like him, much less love him. Of course, even in the wedding business, not everything goes as planned. Sarah Dessen is at her best in this summer read with substance. Ages 11-13.

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780425290330
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 6th, 2017

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Sara and her two best friends are ready for their summer Reinvention Project. Plans for learning to surf, acquiring a new language, and dyeing their hair are already underway, but then one of Sara’s moms decides to take her family cross-country by train in order to write about the experience for her blog. Even Sara’s friends are excited, but Sara can’t believe how much her plans have changed. Her only sanctuary from her moms and eccentric sisters is an English assignment: write about your summer. By the end of the trip, Sara realizes that This Would Make a Good Story Someday (Delacorte, $16.99)—and that she may have reinvented herself after all. Dana Alison Levy lets readers into Sara’s journal, which contains postcards, excerpts from her mom’s writing, and all of the juicy details of a summer traveling the country. Ages 11-13.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781101938171
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - May 16th, 2017

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During his senior year of high school, Sal finds himself confronting new and difficult realities. Having lived happily with his adoptive Mexican-American father since the age of three, Sal is accustomed to the consistency of his father’s and his extended family’s love. His sense of security is deeply shaken, however, when he responds to a classmate’s racial and homophobic taunts with violence. Why was Sal’s rage lit that day? How can he help himself, and his two closest friends, work through the sudden and tragic events that seem to be coming one after another? With The Inexplicable Logic of My Life (Clarion, $17.99), Benjamin Alire Saenz offers readers a profound story rooted in family, heritage, grief, and hope. Ages 13-16.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780544586505
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Published: Clarion Books - March 7th, 2017

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