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. . . Aslaug's dark past and an even darker present.
. . . a cheerleader by day and a spy by night.
. . .what happens when Brett can't keep opinions to herself.
. . .kilts and cuties.

. . . and love on the subway..


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The Squad: Killer Spirit
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
$6.99 | 978-0-385-73455-4

The Squad: Perfect Cover
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
$6.99 | 978-0-385-73454-7

Bayport High’s Varsity cheer squad is made up of the hottest of the hot. But this A-list is dangerous in more ways than one. The Squad is actually a cover for the most highly trained group of underage government operatives the United States has ever assembled. They have the perfect cover, because, beyond herkeys and highlights, no one expects anything from a cheerleader.
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Books are great conversation starters. Try this one on a boy you know - or would like to.

by David Almond

Fourteen-year-old Davie and his best friend, Geordie, are altar boys at their local Catholic church. They’re full of mischief, but that all changes when Stephen Rose comes to town. . .

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Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress
by Maria Padian
$15.99 | 978-0-375-84675-5

Brett McCarthy lives for soccer, vocabulary words, and her larger-than-life grandmother, Nonna. Unfortunately, Brett’s got a huge mouth she can’t seem to tame and opinions she can’t keep to herself. It’s thanks in part to both of those things (well, really, the evil Jeanne Anne) that Brett finds herself going from good student and BFF to Diane, to twice suspended, friendless, and lunching with the principal every day. Indefinitely.

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Hot Scots, Castles and Kilts
by Tammy Swoish
$7.99 | 978-0-385-73447-9

Little does 16-year-old Sami Ames know what she’s in for when she and her mother head to Scotland to help their cousins save MacKensie Manor. Sami feels like she’s landed in a medieval time warp. There’s no electricity, no running water, or hair conditioner! Sami can’t figure out cousin Fiona, who obsesses over an ancient family feud with the McClintoggs, but Sami’s thrilled when she has a close encounter with a hot Scot. Too bad it’s Adan McClintogg!

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Chasing Windmills
by Catherine Ryan Hyde
$22.95 | 978-0-385-52127-7

The subway doors open and close, and in one moment Sebastian’s and Maria’s lives are changed forever.

Catherine Ryan Hyde, bestselling author of Pay It Forward, returns with a provocative tour de force on first love—a modern-day rendering of West Side Story born on a New York City subway car and nurtured under the windmills of the Mojave Desert.

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Little Fur 3: A Mystery of Wolves
by Isobelle Carmody

Little Fur goes in search
of her friend, Ginger the cat, who has vanished completely in this third book in the Little Fur quartet.

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Imaginary Enemy
by Julie Gonzalez
$15.99 | 978-0-385-73552-0

Jane White goes by the pen name Gabriel when she writes letters to Bubba, her imaginary enemy. She’s been writing to Bubba (short for Beelzebub) since second grade, blaming him every time something in her life goes wrong. And then one day she receives a letter from Bubba. How can an imaginary enemy write back? Just as the time comes for Jane to face her lifelong foe–she must also decide whether or not to assume responsibility for her actions.

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