Springtime blooms, but for Love Bukowski, life at home is chillyAfter an incredible semester at the London Academy of Drama and Music, Love Bukowski is back at Hadley Hall. Unfortunately, it feels as though her fabulous British life (and boyfriend) are on hold. Love wants only to be at Aunt Mable's side during her fight with breast cancer. But Love's English boyfriend, Asher, suddenly doesn't seem to want to talk to her, and her ex-boyfriend Jacob has popped back into her life. Love's dad is struggling with the way she's changed (i.e., grown up), and Aunt Mable has new information about Love's mysterious mother. Love still longs for security--but maybe home is not the place to find it.
Being yourself should be simple--as plain as the nose on your faceIn this modern retelling of the classic Cyrano de Bergerac, seventeen-year-old Cyrie is a brilliant, athletic, and funny girl with a witty retort for each of the endless big-nose jokes she endures. But despite her talents and charm, she is convinced that all anyone sees is her nose. No guy--especially not Eddie "Rox" Roxanninoff--would ever find her appealing.When Rox shows interest in Cyrie's shy friend Leyla, Cyrie soon finds herself writing Leyla's emails to him, expressing her own true feelings. But watching her crush fall for her best friend may be more than she bargained for. Will Cyrie find the courage to come clean and trust that Rox will accept her for who she is?
Three girls find romance and friendship while working at the most exclusive ski resort in EuropeAt Le Trois Alpes, Harley, Melissa, and Lily (a.k.a. Dove) find a place to run away from their pasts. Small-town Colorado girl Harley scored the coveted hostess job--even though she's got attitude to spare. She hopes to start a new life with rich and famous friends--and perhaps a cute guy. Melissa just arrived from Australia and is ready to cook. But things heat up fast for her when her ski-pro ex-boyfriend just happens to make his way to the slopes. And Lily is really wiping the slate clean: With a new name and lowly maid status, no one needs to know about her society-girl history. If the Chalet Girls can manage to balance their jobs, crushes, and hidden pasts, they are in for one hot winter!
Three teenaged girls try to prevent their secrets from interfering with their love lives and their goals as they work at Les Trois, an exclusive Alpine ski resort, over the winter.
The Girls' Almanac chronicles the lives of Jenna and Lucy--two thirty-something women who desperately long for a true friend--as well as the lives of the women and men who have touched them: friends, lovers, parents, and neighbors. Set across the Northeast--through suburban neighborhoods, preppy camps, island resorts, and Ivy League colleges--as well as far flung locales like Ecuador and Iceland, The Girls' Almanac traces the friendships of women willing to risk both self-consciousness and intimacy, loss and betrayal, in pursuit of a proper best friend. Exploring the fascinating closeness and distance that female friendships encompass, The Girls' Almanac reveals the map of Jenna and Lucy's interconnected lives, and ultimately their pathways to each other.
Lianna is an aspiring planetary scientist and also a kissing addict. This summer, though, she plans to spend every kiss-worthy hour in the lab, studying stars. Hank has never been kissed. He's smart and funny and very socially awkward, because he's got Asperger's syndrome. Hank's plan for the summer is to work at a music store and save enough to buy his beloved Fender Jazzmaster. What neither Liana nor Hank plan for is their fateful meeting. . . in the women's bathroom at the hospital. But their star-crossed encounter could be the very best kind. Two veteran YA authors tell, from alternating perspecitives, the story of two kids who discover that the best parts of people can't be summed up easily.
"A smart and unusual romance just about right for fans of John Green." --Booklist Liana's decided to boycott kissing this summer, hoping to lose her reputation and focus on planetary science. Hank has near-encyclopedic knowledge of music and Asperger's syndrome. When they meet by chance in a hospital restroom, neither one realizes that their friendship will change everything. If Liana's experiment goes as planned, she'll learn to open up, using her mouth for talking instead of kissing. But Hank's never been kissed and thinks Liana might be the one to show him . . . if he can stop spewing music trivia long enough to let her.
Two veteran young adult authors tell, in alternating chapters, the story of a quirky romance between a rock-n-roll freak and a girl who can't stop kissing.
"What a holiday! No pestilence, no slavery, no locusts, no cattle disease or atonement. No synagogue, no guilt, no mortar, and no real lesson to be absorbed and passed down to my Jewish offspring. Thank God," writes Joshua Braff, one of eighteen Jewish writers who extol, excoriate, and expand our understanding of this most merry of Jewish holidays. These essays, by Adam Langer, Tova Mirvis, Steve Almond, Eric Orner, and others, range from the comedic to the snarky, the poignant to the poetic, and includes such topics as the jealousy experienced in December when the rest of America is celebrating Christmas (we never get to join in the reindeer games!); the problem parents have dampening their children's desire for more presents (call it Greedikah!); and the weight gain associated with eating 432 latkes in eight nights (dayenu, enough!). Whether your Chanukahs were spent singing "I have a Little Dreidel" or playing the "Maoz Tzur" on the piano, whether your family tradition included a Christmas tree or a Chanukah bush, whether the fights among your siblings over who would light the menorah candles rivaled the battles of the Maccabees, or even if you haven't a clue who the Maccabees were, this little book proves there are as many ways to celebrate Chanukah as there are ways to spell it.
In this original collection, critically acclaimed female writers pull back the curtain on being twenty-something. Entertaining and enlightening, this anthology speaks honestly about that unique time in life when expectations are not always realized, yet surprises are plentiful and thrilling.
Love finally connects with her mother--and finds her whole world turned upside downBig changes are afoot for Love Bukowski. Just when she meets her half-sister for the first time in Los Angeles, she gets a call from her long-lost mother and hops a plane back to Martha's Vineyard. Love is ready to embrace the new and exciting steps toward her senior year--but in Massachusetts, she finds more than she bargained for. Her mom is still not there, her boyfriend, Charlie, has changed from a down-to-earth guy into someone she's not sure she knows anymore, and her old flame Jacob is wearing his heart on his short-sleeved tee. She could use some advice, but her dad doesn't have all the answers. Arabella's in California, and her best buddy Chris has distractions of his own. Only one woman can clear things up--one who's never been a part of Love's life before.
It's Love's final year at Hadley Hall--has she learned all she needs to get by?Who said senior year was simple? No longer a day student at Hadley Hall, Love Bukowski's about to move into the dorms--with none other than her archenemy, Lindsay Parrish. Love must deal with Lindsay's rules as head monitor; her handsome boyfriend, Charlie, returning to Harvard; and her ex Jacob giving her the cold shoulder. On the bright side, Love has a new look, a new feel, and best of all, she's going to be reunited with her mom and half-sister, Sadie. The boys of summer (or fall) may come and go, but Love's faith in family and her passion for writing stay steady. It may be the end of high school, but there will always be lessons in Love . . .
Side A: Laney's Going Solo: Laney after finishing her graduation sees her cross-country drive as a chance to reflect on the past. She envisions a trip reminiscing her most treasured memories which are all just a song away. Side B: A Change of Tune: Laney's mother wants a mother-daughter road trip. She's giving her mother a crash course in pop music and in her own life. Both are turning up the volume of their relationship. There's nothing more revealing than the soundtrack of our lives!
How do you share the soundtrack of your life?Just out of grad school, Laney is ready to embark on a new phase of her life. Leaving California to head back east, she's got three thousand miles to reflect on her past before moving ahead to the future. With a box of mixed tapes at the ready, she envisions a trip spent reminiscing about first crushes, high school, family issues, and college loves and losses--her most precious memories. What she doesn't picture is her mother in the seat beside her--which is exactly what happens when her mom invites herself along for the ride. Soon, Laney's giving her mother a crash course in retro hits from her formative years--and a history of her life that her mom never knew about. As they roll through the American landscape, Laney and her mother discover that their lives are no one-hit wonders.
There's a new Love in the Old WorldLove Bukowski is finally in London! Her term abroad at the London Academy of Drama and Music promises to be anything but average. After leaving Hadley Hall--as well as her dad, who's got a new girlfriend, and her beloved aunt Mable, who is fighting serious health issues--Love faces a new set of challenges across the pond: voice lessons, keeping up with Arabella and her new friends, and falling for a Brit who is completely off limits. Will Love turn around and retreat to the world she's left behind? Or choose to dig deeper into all that London, and love, have to offer?
After leaving boarding school to study at the London Academy of Drama and Music, Love Bukowski is learning a lot, especially about love. Too bad the guy she's falling for is off-limits. Love's dad has a new girlfriend, her Aunt Mable is fighting breast cancer, the guy she left behind hooked up with the biggest you-know-what on campus, and her vocal lessons keep getting harder. Life is trying to tell her something-- or maybe she's just distracted by all that London (and love) have to offer.
The Chalet Girls have left the icy mountains for hot beaches and sizzling surfer boysMelissa is ready to escape her job--and mismanaged love life--at Les Trois Alpes. On the West Indian island of Nevis, she finds new opportunities to cook things up at a high-end restaurant--and with a new crush. Harley has been a beach bum since she arrived--she can't hold a job and recklessly flirts with the one person who could ruin her friendship with Lily. And speaking of Lily . . . she has finally been reunited with the guy of her dreams. But now that they're together, is he really all she wanted?With the lure of the sand, surf, and steamy romances, will the girls ever want to go back to the slopes?
Melissa and Dove travel to the Caribbean, where Dove is eager to meet up with her boyfriend William while Melissa is unsure of what her future holds, but when they get there they are in for some surprises.
JENNY FITZGERALD HAS been outside the huddle, trying to fit in to her sports-obsessed family. The only time she knows the score is when she's holding an egg-carton palette and painting on a canvas, but even then she feels as though something is missing. Unlike her three younger siblings, Jenny knows her biological father only as Donor #142. As Jenny's 16th summer draws to a close, she feels more alienated than ever. But then a chance meeting with gorgeous über-jock Tate leads Jenny to reach out to someone else who might know exactly how she feels. With Tate by her side, Jenny searches for a genetic relative in the Donor Sibling Registry and discovers that she has a half sister, Alexa. Jenny hopes their budding relationship will fill the gaps in her life, but when Alexa shows up on her doorstep for a surprise visit, the changes in Jenny's world are much bigger than she could ever have imagined. From the Hardcover edition.
JENNY FITZGERALD HAS been outside the huddle, trying to fit in to her sports-obsessed family. The only time she knows the score is when she's holding an egg-carton palette and painting on a canvas, but even then she feels as though something is missing. Unlike her three younger siblings, Jenny knows her biological father only as Donor #142. As Jenny's 16th summer draws to a close, she feels more alienated than ever. But then a chance meeting with gorgeous uber-jock Tate leads Jenny to reach out to someone else who might know exactly how she feels. With Tate by her side, Jenny searches for a genetic relative in the Donor Sibling Registry and discovers that she has a half sister, Alexa. Jenny hopes their budding relationship will fill the gaps in her life, but when Alexa shows up on her doorstep for a surprise visit, the changes in Jenny's world are much bigger than she could ever have imagined. "From the Hardcover edition. ""
Summer is over and it's almost time for Love to go back to school. But her Aunt Mable's still acting weird, her Dad (a. k. a. principal of her prep school) is preoccupied, her ex is exiled in Europe, and former friends like Cordelia have bonded with the evil Lindsay Parrish. Now, Love's playing host to the new exchange student from London, Arabella Piece, who has some secrets of her own. Love's certainly been distracted by the boys of summer, but she has to watch what she says because it seems like everyone's got something to hide lately, including herself.
Fall is in the air and Love is back at Hadley HallFor Love Bukowski, summer's over and school is about to begin. But it seems like Love's going it alone: Her aunt Mable has been acting weird, her dad (who happens to be principal of the school) is preoccupied, her ex is pouting in Europe, and her former friend Cordelia has bonded with the evil Lindsay Parrish. Enter Arabella Piece, the new exchange student from London, who's staying with Love and has some secrets of her own. Love's summer may have called it a wrap, but her fall semester dramas have just begun.
What do you really know about Love?Love's her name, but it's not her whole story . . .Love Bukowski is a new sophomore at Hadley Hall, the posh prep school where her father is now principal. Raised by her single dad (with more than a little help from her funky aunt Mable), almost-sixteen-year-old Love is strong willed, with a wry sense of humor--but will she fit into the world of Hadley Hall? In the made-for-TV version of her life, she's got cool friends and hot guys galore. But being a "fac brat" makes new friends hard to come by, and the guys--well, that remains to be seen. Now Love's got to step it up if she's going to overcome her less-than-glamorous reality and get that walk-on role in her own fantasies.
The Gilmore Girls meets The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in this fun, sophisticated teen novel about the lovable Love Bukowski. First in a brand-new series. The "movie version" of Love Bukowski's life is picture perfect. She can roll out of bed and be at class in her new prep school within minutes because she lives in an amazing house on Hadley Hall Campus, where her Dad just happens to be the principal. And though she's just joined the ranks of the nation's future leaders and lushes of America, they've all become her best friends. Gorgeous upperclassmen crowd around her doorstep just to catch a glimpse of her performing her original songs. Life is sweet! Unfortunately, the not-so-glamorous reality of her life is that her Dad is the principal of the this prototypical New England prep school. Friends are hard to come by, and the only guys who come near her front door are the ones she wants to swat away. Not that there's a shortage of Hadley hotties; it's just that the one Love's singled out is an utterly incredible and totally unattainable senior. Now, Love will have to figure out the true meaning of her name to make her reality as awesome as her fantasies.
Romances are questioned and friendships tested in the second installment of the Chalet Girls seriesAt Europe's hottest ski resort, life is never drama free. This time, the Chalet Girls--Melissa, Harley, and Lily (a.k.a. Dove)--find their bond with one another on the line. Melissa's feelings are split between two guys, and Lily's heart is still with her boyfriend on the faraway island of Nevis. When Harley gets a chance to go to that very locale and learns secrets about Lily, the limits of the girls' trust are put to the test. As the holiday season approaches, the work gets tougher--and relationships get chillier--at Les Trois Alpes.
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