Tantalizing Future YA Releases is a weekly feature where I showcase upcoming YA covers. In addition, 'The Blast from the Past' section focuses on previously released books that still deserve a voice after a few years of silence. If you are inspired by this meme, giving credit will be greatly appreciated.
All titles are linked to GoodReads, if summaries cannot be found I will use Amazon or the publisher's website. Also, please note that covers may not be final. If changes occur I will replace the covers with the new versions.
- Prom: A Novelization by Ellie O'Ryan (Disney Press, 4/5/11)
- Truth & Dare: 21 Tales of Heartbreak and Happiness by Various Authors (Running Press Kids, 5/10/11)
- The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle (HarperTeen, 9/6/11)
- Vanish (Firelight, #2) by Sophie Jordan (HarperCollins, 9/6/11)
Deadline by Chris Crutcher
Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: April 21, 2009
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Summary: Ben Wolf has big things planned for his senior year. Had big things planned. Now what he has is some very bad news and only one year left to make his mark on the world. How can a pint-sized, smart-ass seventeen-year-old do anything significant in the nowheresville of Trout, Idaho? First, Ben makes sure that no one else knows what is going on—not his superstar quarterback brother, Cody, not his parents, not his coach, no one. Next, he decides to become the best 127-pound football player Trout High has ever seen; to give his close-minded civics teacher a daily migraine; and to help the local drunk clean up his act. And then there's Dallas Suzuki. Amazingly perfect, fascinating Dallas Suzuki, who may or may not give Ben the time of day. Really, she's first on the list. Living with a secret isn't easy, though, and Ben's resolve begins to crumble . . . especially when he realizes that he isn't the only person in Trout with secrets.
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