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All That She Can See – Carrie Hope Fletcher

“Cherry’s bakery was a safe haven, a place where people could forget their troubles for an hour or two. And when their bad feelings latched back onto them as they left, Cherry noticed that their troubles seemed a little smaller than before.”   Blurb: “Cherry has a hidden talent. She can see things other people… Continue reading All That She Can See – Carrie Hope Fletcher

contemporary · review · romance · young adult

When Dimple Met Rishi – Sandhya Menon

“Hello future wife,” he said, his voice bubbling with glee. “I can’t wait to get started on the rest of our lives.” Blurb: “Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.”… Continue reading When Dimple Met Rishi – Sandhya Menon

contemporary · lgbt · review · romance · young adult

History Is All You Left Me -Adam Silvera

“If bringing up the past annoys you now – as I know it did when you left New York for California – know that I’m sorry, but please don’t be mad at me for reliving all of it. History is all you left me.”   Blurb: “When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in… Continue reading History Is All You Left Me -Adam Silvera

contemporary · lgbt · review · romance · young adult

The Upside Of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli

“Certain nights have this kind of electricity. Certain nights carry you to a different place from where you started. I think tonight was one of the special ones.”   Blurb: “Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach… Continue reading The Upside Of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli

contemporary · review · romance · young adult

Optimists Die First -Susin Nielsen

“Optimists believe things will always work out for the best. Optimists live in a rainbow-coloured, sugar-coated land of denial. Optimists miss warning signs.”   Blurb: “Sixteen-year-old Petula de Wilde is anything but wild. A former crafting fiend with a happy life, Petula shut herself off from the world after a family tragedy. She sees danger… Continue reading Optimists Die First -Susin Nielsen

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We ComeApart – Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan

“I can’t put on a brave face and pretend that at The end of this Things will be different.” Blurb: “Nicu has emigrated from Romania and is struggling to find his place in his new home. Meanwhile, Jess's home life is overshadowed by violence. When Nicu and Jess meet, what starts out as friendship grows… Continue reading We ComeApart – Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan

contemporary · review · romance · young adult

The Sun Is Also A Star – Nicola Yoon

“To be clear, I don’t believe in fate. But I’m desperate.” Blurb: “Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in… Continue reading The Sun Is Also A Star – Nicola Yoon

contemporary · review · romance · young adult

Holding Up The Universe – Jennifer Niven

“Too many people in this world think small is the best they can do. Not you, Libby Strout. You weren’t born for small.”   Blurb: “Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she… Continue reading Holding Up The Universe – Jennifer Niven