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Friday, January 1, 2010

Friday Finds! (Jan. 1, 2010)


Credit goes to MizB from Should Be Reading.

Hard to Get by Emma Carlson Berne
Genre: YA/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 23, 2010
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 288

Summary: Val Rushford has it all: The boyfriend, the looks, the grades, the friends--she's perfect. But when she dumps her cheating boyfriend, Dave, she's bombarded with all types of advances from boys all over school! Totally overwhelmed, Val decides to swear off boys until the end of the year. She buries herself in her school work and spends all her time on a class project that has her paired up with the artsy and intellectual Adam--the unlikliest candidates to ever win Val's heart...or so she thinks. Val soon finds a connection in Adam she has never experienced before, but she's so dedicated to her promise and so unsure of her feelings that she keeps him at an awkward distance. If Val can't figure out what she truly wants, she may just lose her one chance at real love!

Tagged by Mara Purnhagen
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: March 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 208

Summary: Kate is just as confused as her best friend, Lan, when she arrives at Cleary High to find the building's been "tagged" with a life-size graffiti mural. Could the culprit be one of their friends or classmates? And is it vandalism or a work of art? Then Eli, Kate's favorite co-worker at the local coffee shop, goes MIA. With Lan preoccupied with boy troubles, Kate can't help but investigate, despite the risk of being labeled a snitch. But now, she can't stop thinking about Eli--and what she will do when all clues about the graffiti point to someone she's close to...

Addicted to Her by Janet Nicholas Lynch
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: March 15, 2010
Publisher: Holiday House
Pages: 256

Summary: Monique is as beautiful and unobtainable as an Aztec goddess. Or is she? When Rafa sees Monique burst out of her boyfriend's truck during an explosive fight, he offers to drive her home. However, it is Rafa who is in for the ride of his life. Soon he is basking in Monique's attentions, but at a cost. To keep her Rafa must quit the wrestling team, blow off family responsibilities, join her in her risky behavior, and worst of all lie. How can Rafa let everyone, including himself, down? But how can he say no to the mesmerizing Monique? In this absorbing youg adult novel set in California's San Joaquin Valley, a Mexican American teenager must choose between what he desperately wants and what he knows is best.

Kiss by Jacqueline Wilson
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: March 30, 2010
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 256

Summary: HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT. Sylvie is sure Carl loves her, so why hasn’t he kissed her? Sylvie and Carl have always been best friends, and Sylvie’s always dreamed that they’d get married someday. But when she begins to realize that Carl may be more interested in boys than girls, Sylvie struggles to hold on to the pieces of her shattered dreams. With her trademark blend of honesty, sensitivity, and humor, bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson delivers a novel for teens about first love, first heartbreak, and the power of a kiss.

She Thief by Daniel Finn
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: April 13, 2010
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 304

Summary: The girl, Baz, and the boy, Demi, are master pickpockets. They weave through rich neighborhoods to slip bags off shoulders and wallets out of pockets before disappearing into the crowd. Their loot goes to Fay, who runs a gang of child thieves from her den in the Barrio. This sweltering slum—in a city that is imagined, but all too real—is what passes for home to the kids, and Fay is what passes for family. That all changes the day Demi steals a magnificent blue ring. Soon, the police chief and the Barrio’s crime boss close in on Fay, and she begins to break under their pressure. Baz has never doubted Fay before. She’s never been apart from Demi, either. But soon, Baz is left alone to find her way through a world more corrupt than she’s ever realized. Here, the lives of children are thrown away without a moment’s hesitation. Here, the rich and powerful are just thieves on a larger scale. And somewhere in this wreck of a city, Baz must find the scraps of hope, the small acts of kindness, and the steely strength that will take her back to Demi and wash them both out of the Barrio for good.


slommler said...

Wow! They all sound good! Especially She Thief. Thanks for the reviews.

Kay said...

Hard to Get looks totally adorable! I am adding it to my wishlist - thanks for the great finds!

Kelsey said...

Great finds! I really want to read Tagged and Hard to Get


Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

These look good. And some interesting covers!

Cleverly Inked said...

She Thief seems different.

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