Chic Reads_Grades 9-12

Cannon, A.E. The Loser's Guide to Life and Love: High school student Ed works at a video store, and when a beautiful girl comes in one day, he decides to take on a new, more suave identity, resulting in a series of misunderstandings. Check the online catalog 

 

Dessen, S. Along for the Ride: Before Auden she starts college, all the trauma of her parents' divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and having new experiences such as learning to ride a bike and dating. Check the online catalog

 

Frank, H. The View from the Top: Anabelle and her fellow high school graduates navigate their way through a disastrous summer of love and friendship in the small coastal town of Normal, Maine. Check the online catalog

 

Horner, E. A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend: As she tries to sort out her feelings of love, seventeen-year-old Cass, a spunky math genius with an introverted streak, finds a way to memorialize her dead best friend. Check the online catalog

 

Shaw, T. Flavor of the Week: Cyril, an overweight boy who is good friends with Rose but wishes he could be more, helps his best friend Nick woo her with culinary masterpieces which Cyril himself secretly creates. Check the online catalog

 

Taylor, L. Lips Touch: Three Times: Three girls face very different circumstances while pursuing romance as powerful supernatural forces impact their lives and first loves in this suspenseful tale for young adults. Check the online catalog

 

Tracy, K. A Field Guide for Heartbreakers: When seventeen year old high school students Veronica and Dessy go to Prague to attend a summer writer's program for college students, they experience romance, conflicts, and, ultimately, the strengthening of their friendship. Check the online catalog

 

Tuttle, C. Paisley Hanover Kisses and Tells: Paisley Hanover and her fellow unpopular friends are in a school year filled with rumors, rivals, love triangles, and a plot to pull off the biggest scheme of the year. Check the online catalog

 

Zarr, S. Sweethearts: Jennifer transformed herself from the unpopular fat girl into the beautiful and popular Jenna, but Cameron's, her soulmate, unexpected return dredges up memories that cause both social and emotional turmoil. Check the online catalog

Featured Children's Book

817f9UengnLThere have been many alphabet books written, but none quite like this.  In Once Upon an Alphabet, Oliver Jeffers gives every letter it's due by writing each a short story.  His usual wit and humor are present, and so are some characters from his earlier books.  While each letter has its own story, references to previous letters are made later in the alphabet, which only elevates the story as a whole.  The illustrations are deceptively simple with delicate splashes of color and add a perfect amount of playfulness to the text.  Think you know your ABCs?  Not like this!

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