I made a few last minute trips to Borders before they closed and came home with this stash. Not too shabby. What'd you guys get this week?
It's been a year since Luna's mother, the fashion-model wife of a successful film director, was hit and killed by a taxi in the East Village. Luna, her father, and her little brother, Tile, are still struggling with grief.To most people, Luna lives a life of luxury. With a film director father and a supermodel mother, she really does have it pretty good. Until, of course, her mother tragically dies in an accident while Luna is off at summer camp. Even though a year has passed since her dad broke the news, Luna still finds herself only going through the motions and not really living her life. She has so many questions about her mother's death and her last few months leading up to it, questions her dad refuses to answer. The more he balks, the more suspicious she becomes until she finally decides to find out for herself. When she visits her mother's studio and finds her cell phone with several unheard messages on it, Luna questions whether or not she really wants the answers.
When Luna goes to clean out her mother's old studio, she's stunned to find her mom's cell phone there—charged and holding seven unheard messages. As Luna begins to listen to them, she learns more about her mother's life than she ever wanted to know . . . and she comes to realize that the tidy tale she's been told about her mother's death may not be the whole truth.
You are not alone.I love anthologies. It's really easy to place the authors we love on pedestals and forget they are real people, just like us. But with books like Geektastic, Sixteen, and Crush, we are allowed glimpses into the lives of some of our favorite people. We are reminded they are, indeed, a lot like us. In Dear Bully, over 70 authors share their stories of being bullied, bullying others, or standing by while others were tormented.
Discover how Lauren Kate transformed the feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, how Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and in herself, and how R.L. Stine turned being the “funny guy” into the best defense against the bullies in his class.
Today’s top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying—as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators—in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal.
Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part, Lissa is sick of it. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is always ditching her to go pick a fight with the soccer team or to prank their locker room. And on three separate occasions Randy's car has been egged while he and Lissa were inside, making out. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend's attention.So here's the thing about Kody Keplinger: I fucking love her.
Lissa decides to end the rivalry once and for all: she and the other players' girlfriends go on a hookup strike. The boys won't get any action from them until the football and soccer teams make peace. What they don't count on is a new sort of rivalry: an impossible girls-against-boys showdown that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. And Lissa never sees her own sexual tension with the leader of the boys, Cash Sterling, coming.
Inspired by Aristophanes' play Lysistrata, critically acclaimed author of The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) Kody Keplinger adds her own trademark humor in this fresh take on modern teenage romance, rivalry and sexuality.