It’s summertime and the reading is easy with these fantastic picks!

This issue, we've got . . .
. . . Evangeline Logan's search for a Crimson Kiss.
. . . a summer internship in the city that leads to one hot mess.
. . . Facts of life to help Kat find her place in the world.
. . . Harper, who's off to build a house. But can she rebuild her home?



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Confessions of a Serial Kisser
by Wendelin Van Draanen | $15.99

Evangeline Logan wants a kiss. A spectacular, heart-stopping, life-changing kiss. Somehow The Crimson Kiss (a romance novel she’s become obsessed with) and Four Steps to Living Your Fantasy (a self-help book she’s reading) have fused in Evangeline’s mind and sent her on a quest for a kiss.

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Hot Mess: Summer in the City

by Julie Kraut and Shallon Lester | $8.99

Emma Freeman is waving buh-bye to her standard summer of stationwagoning around the suburbs. This summer she’s heading to the big city. Emma’s totally prepped for days at a fabulous internship and nights of socialite-ing around town, until this summer in the city starts to turn into one hot mess.

Books are great conversation starters. Try this one on a boy you know - or would like to.

The Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine
by April Lurie

A mother who split for another man.

A father who works 24/7.

An older brother who excels at everything—and smokes a lot of weed.

A best friend, of the feminine persuasion, who only wants to be a friend, and who’s shooting a film set in cool Greenwich Village, New York.

Dylan Fontaine’s life seems to be full of drama he can’t control.

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Fact of Life #31

by Denise Vega | $16.99

Fact of Life #48: Kat’s mom is No-Last-Name Abra, the best home-birth midwife in Colorado. But with her own daughter, Abra can’t stop teaching and lecturing long enough to be a mom.

Hilarious and poignant, this is the story of Kat's sometimes funny, sometimes painful path to self-acceptance and to finding her place in the world.


How to Build A House
by Dana Reinhardt | $15.99

From the author of A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life

Harper's dad is getting a divorce from her beloved stepmother, Jane. Even worse, Harper has lost her stepsister, Tess; the divorce divides them. Harper decides to escape by joining a volunteer program to build a house for a family in Tennessee who lost their home in a tornado. Not that she knows a thing about construction.

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Thumbelina: Tiny Runaway Bride

by Barbara Ensor

Thumbelina is that story most of us can’t quite remember. Okay, sure, it’s about a tiny girl just the size of your thumb. But did you know that her troubles (or adventures, if you prefer) begin when she begs her mother to let her sleep outside on the porch? And that in no time she is engaged to a frog, and then a mole, and even receives a proposal from a miniature king?

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All Night Long: A Nannies Novel
by Melody Mayer | $9.99

Lydia, Esme, & Kylie are back!

Lydia knows she blew it big-time with Billy, and winning him back is her numero uno priority before her endless LA summer comes to an end.

Esme can’t believe that a chica from Echo Park is going to spend senior year at über-wealthy Bel Air High, except there’s one tiny problem: the girl Esme was eager to help is slowly stealing Esme’s life!

Kiley doesn’t know what she’d do without Tom to lean on....but why can’t Kiley get the guy she met at the all-night party out of her head?



The Eyes of a King
by Catherine Banner | $16.99

Fifteen-year-old Leo North's prospects in life are limited. He attends military school, lives with his fearful grandmother, and looks after his brother Stirling. He resists his innate powers, because those who demonstrate any sort of magical ability are considered enemies of the state. But when he finds a blank book in the snow, things start to change...

Catherine Banner started writing this book at age 14. Now 18, click here to find out more about this incredible young author!

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