By Beth Mayall
Sixteen-year-old Amy dreads her relatives holiday. along with her new stepfather within the photo, existence seems like one sizeable sadness . . . till Amy discovers Mermaid Park, an previous vacationer spot the place women wearing significant costumes practice underwater exhibits. whilst Amy sees "mermaids" gliding during the water, she is totally captivated, confident that if she may well turn into one among them, the remainder of her existence may be simply as appealing.
By Frank Portman
“King Dork will rock your world.” --John Green, New York Times bestselling writer of The Fault in Our Stars
When Tom Henderson unearths his lifeless father’s replica of J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher within the Rye, his global is became the other way up. abruptly highschool will get extra complex: Tom (aka King Dork) unearths himself in the midst of mysteries concerning lifeless humans, bare humans, pretend humans, a mystery code, ladies, and rock and roll. As he is going via sophomore yr, he unearths clues that could rather well clear up the puzzle of his father’s dying and—oddly—reveal the key to attracting semi-hot ladies. (The mystery can be being in a band, if he can discover a drummer who can count number to four.)
This unruly cult vintage positive aspects track lyrics all through and now features a thesaurus and a bandography. And search for the sequel, King Dork Approximtely, on hand now.
Praise for King Dork:
“Basically, while you are a person with even a obscure grab of the English language, King Dork will rock your world.”—John eco-friendly, writer of The Fault in Our Stars
“[No account of highschool] has made me giggle greater than King Dork. . . . Grade A.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Provides a window into what it'd be like if Holden Caulfield learn The Catcher within the Rye.”—New York Post
“Loaded with sharp and offbeat humor.”—USA Today
“Original, heartfelt, and glowing with wit and intelligence. This novel will linger lengthy in readers’ memories.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review
“A biting and witty high-school satire.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“Tom’s narration is piercingly satirical and acidly witty.”—The Bulletin of the heart for Children’s Books, Starred Review
“King Dork is sensible, humorous, sometimes raunchy and refreshingly transparent approximately what it’s wish to be in excessive school.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“King Dork: most sensible Punk Rock ebook Ever.”—The Village Voice
“I love this booklet up to I hated highschool, and that’s a few of the optimum compliment i will be able to in all probability give.”—Bookslut.com
By Rachel Cohn
Very LeFreak has an issue: she’s a crazed expertise addict. Very can’t get sufficient of her iPhone, computer, IMs, textual content messages, no matter what. If there’s any probability the incoming message, name, textual content, or picture should be from her supersecret on-line weigh down, she’s going to respond to, it doesn't matter what. not anything is just too vital: sleep, neighbors in mid-conversation, classification, a gathering with the dean approximately educational probation. quickly sufficient, even though, this obsession expenses Very every little thing and everybody. Can she learn how to block out the noise so she will be able to eventually pay attention her heart?
Rachel Cohn makes her Knopf solo debut with this humorous, touching, and without doubt recognizable tale a few woman and the expertise behavior that threatens every little thing.
By Amy Huntley
Madison Stanton does not understand the place she is or how she received there. yet she does be aware of this—she is useless. And by myself, in an enormous, darkish area. the one corporation she has during this position are luminescent gadgets that become the whole lot Maddy misplaced whereas she used to be alive. and shortly she discovers that with those artifacts, she will reexperience—and occasionally even change—moments from her life.
Her first kiss.
A journey to Disney World.
Her sister's wedding.
A disastrous sleepover.
In reliving those moments, Maddy learns illuminating and infrequently scary truths approximately her life—and death.
By Hannah Harrington
Everyone's sorry. yet not anyone can clarify why.Harper Scott's older sister, June, took her personal existence per week sooner than highschool commencement, leaving Harper devastated. So while her divorcing mom and dad choose to cut up up June's ashes, Harper steals the urn and takes to the air cross-country along with her ally, Laney, to the single position June regularly dreamed of going—California.Enter Jake Tolan, a boy with a nasty perspective, a classic-rock obsession…and an unknown connection to June. while he insists on becoming a member of them, Harper's simply determined sufficient to enable him. along with his alternately captivating and infuriating demeanor and his trust that tune can see you thru something, he may be precisely what Harper wishes. Except…Jake's holding a mystery that has the ability to show her existence upside down—again.
By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
This parable tells the tale of an air pilot who meets a bit Prince while he has to make a compelled touchdown within the Sahara desolate tract. The Little Prince tells him clever and enchanted tales.
By Amanda Marrone
Witchin' ain't effortless. Jules has a rebellious streak, an incredible overwhelm on Connor, and the skills of a Revealer witch. through day, she and her coven neighbors look like normal highschool seniors. via evening, they've got the facility to make werewolves, vampires, and ghosts demonstrate themselves, to allow them to break them. it is not precisely cheerleading, yet not less than the ladies understand they're doing the realm a few reliable. one after the other, Jules's associates flip eighteen and are initiated into the coven's internal circle. And one after the other, they're getting thoroughly freaked out. Jules is the youngest, and even though her acquaintances are too scared inform her what is going on, something's sincerely no longer correct. As her birthday ways, Jules realizes she's obtained to determine what is in the back of the shadows of her coven earlier than it truly is too overdue to avoid wasting her friends...and herself. yet what she discovers might be too robust for even the hardest witches to defeat.
By Hailey Abbott
My summer time To-Do checklist: perform wakeboard entrance turn Host late-night island occasion construct a bonfire Seduce Todd!!! Chelsea's more well-off strapped onto her wakeboard on Lake Tahoe than laced into platform espadrilles—or flirting with Todd, the lovable watersports teacher she's been crushing on for years. So in its place she concentrates on successful this summer's Northwest severe Watersports festival. that's, till Sebastian, a sizzling Brazilian tennis prodigy, wakes her as much as the truth that she will get a boy. yet can she get the only she fairly wishes, no matter if she's competing opposed to him for the gold?
By Lisa Papademetriou
Frannie is desirous to get the eye of her overwhelm, Jeffrey, yet too shy to make a circulate. Frannie's homosexual ally, Marcus, advises her to get the ball rolling via talking to Jeffrey on-line, yet Frannie will not style a note. Marcus takes over on the keyboard, and shortly his plan is successful! however the extra he chats, the extra it kind of feels Jeffrey is falling for Marcus, now not Frannie. Whose romance is that this, besides?