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Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Synopsis: Jack Ellison King. King of Almost. He almost made valedictorian. He almost made varsity. He almost got the girl . . .  When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows heโ€™s fallingโ€”hard. Soon sheโ€™s meeting his best friends,… Continue reading Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

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Running with Lions by Julian Winters

Synopsis: Bloomington High School Lions' star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing and he's got a coach who doesn't ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood best friend Emir Shah shows up to summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team's success may end… Continue reading Running with Lions by Julian Winters

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The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited loveโ€”sheโ€™s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly canโ€™t stomach the idea of rejection. So sheโ€™s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.… Continue reading The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

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Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Synopsis: Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster. In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, sheโ€™s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza canโ€™t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire… Continue reading Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

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Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Synopsis: Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media's vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks. Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated… Continue reading Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

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On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Briโ€™s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her… Continue reading On the Come Up by Angie Thomas