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What if the person you need the most is someone you’ve never met?
Funny and romantic, this tug-at-your-heartstrings contemporary YA debut is perfect for readers of Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer Niven, and E. Lockhart.
Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week as a junior at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.
Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?
In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?
“Three Things about this novel: (1) I loved it. (2) No, really, I LOVED it. (3) I wish I could tell every teen to read it. Buxbaum’s book sounds, reads, breathes, worries, and soars like real adolescents do.” —Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and Off the Page
It's good to be Chloe Wynn Berringer--she has it all--money, privilege, and a ticket to the college of her dreams. Or at least she did until the FBI came knocking on her front door, guns at the ready, and her future went up in smoke. Now her B list celebrity mother is under arrest in a massive college admissions bribery scandal, and Chloe might be the next one facing charges. The public is furious, the headlines are brutal, and the US attorney is out for blood.
As everything she's taken for granted starts to slip away, Chloe must reckon not only with the truth of what happened, but also with the examination of her own guilt. How much did she really know-or guess? Why did her parents think the only way for her to succeed was to cheat? And what does it really mean to be complicit?
Bestselling author Julie Buxbaum takes on the college admissions bribery scandal that rocked the country in this timely tale of the hyper elite and the hyper competitive, and the lengths they go to stay at the top.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes a story about two struggling teenagers who find an unexpected connection just when they need it most. Nicola Yoon, the bestselling author of Everything, Everything, calls it "charming, funny, and deeply affecting."
Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world.
KIT: I don’t know why I decide not to sit with Annie and Violet at lunch. It feels like no one here gets what I’m going through. How could they? I don’t even understand.
DAVID: In the 622 days I’ve attended Mapleview High, Kit Lowell is the first person to sit at my lunch table. I mean, I’ve never once sat with someone until now. “So your dad is dead,” I say to Kit, because this is a fact I’ve recently learned about her.
When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit appreciates David’s blunt honesty—in fact, she finds it bizarrely refreshing. David welcomes Kit’s attention and her inquisitive nature. When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad’s tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they’ll find. Can their friendship survive the truth?
Named a Best Young Adult Novel of the Year by POPSUGAR
“Charming, funny, and deeply affecting all at the same time.” –Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star
“Heartfelt, charming, deep, and real. I love it with all my heart.” –Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places
"A luminous, lovely story about a girl who builds a future from the ashes of her past." --KATHLEEN GLASGOW, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces
Sometimes looking to the past helps you find your future.
Abbi Hope Goldstein is like every other teenager, with a few smallish exceptions: her famous alter ego, Baby Hope, is the subject of internet memes, she has asthma, and sometimes people spontaneously burst into tears when they recognize her. Abbi has lived almost her entire life in the shadow of the terrorist attacks of September 11. On that fateful day, she was captured in what became an iconic photograph: in the picture, Abbi (aka "Baby Hope") wears a birthday crown and grasps a red balloon; just behind her, the South Tower of the World Trade Center is collapsing.
Now, fifteen years later, Abbi is desperate for anonymity and decides to spend the summer before her seventeenth birthday incognito as a counselor at Knights Day Camp two towns away. She's psyched for eight weeks in the company of four-year-olds, none of whom have ever heard of Baby Hope.
Too bad Noah Stern, whose own world was irrevocably shattered on that terrible day, has a similar summer plan. Noah believes his meeting Baby Hope is fate. Abbi is sure it's a disaster. Soon, though, the two team up to ask difficult questions about the history behind the Baby Hope photo. But is either of them ready to hear the answers?
When successful twenty-nine-year-old Manhattan attorney Emily Haxby ends her happy relationship just as her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing, she can’t explain to even her closest friends why she did it. Somewhere beneath her sense of fun, her bravado, and her independent exterior, Emily knows that her breakup with Andrew has less to do with him and more to do with...her. “You’re your own worst enemy,” her best friend Jess tells her. “It’s like you get pleasure out of breaking your own heart.”
As the holiday season looms and Emily contemplates whether she made a huge mistake, the rest of her world begins to unravel: she is assigned to a multimillion-dollar lawsuit where she must defend the very values she detests by a boss who can’t keep his hands to himself; her Grandpa Jack, a charming, feisty octogenarian and the person she cares most about in the world, is losing it, while her emotionally distant father has left her to cope with this alone; and underneath it all, fading memories of her deceased mother continue to remind her that love doesn’ t last forever.
How this brave, original young heroine finally decides to take control of her life and face the fears that have long haunted her is the great achievement of Julie Buxbaum’s marvelous first novel. Written with the authority, grace, and wisdom of an author far beyond her years, The Opposite of Love heralds the debut of a remarkable talent in contemporary fiction.
When tragedy strikes across the ocean, Ellie Lerner drops everything—her marriage, her job, her life in the Boston suburbs—to travel to London and pick up the pieces of her best friend Lucy’s life. While Lucy’s husband, Greg, retreats into himself, his and Lucy’s eight-year-old daughter, Sophie, has simply stopped speaking. Desperate to help Sophie, Ellie turns to a book that gave her comfort as a child, The Secret Garden. As its story of hurt, magic, and healing blooms around them, so, too, do Lucy’s secrets—some big, some small. Peeling back the layers of her friend’s life, Ellie is forced to confront her own as well: the marriage she left behind, the loss she’d hoped to escape. And suddenly Ellie’s carefully constructed existence is spinning out of control in a chain of events that will transform her life—and the lives of those around her—forever.
Ein Liebesgeschichte, die einen bis zur letzten Seite fesselt.
Tres motivos para leer este libro:
1. Es dulce, divertido y romántico.
2. Tú tampoco podrás dejar de pensar en Alguien.
3. Cuando lo hayas terminado, no podrás borrar la sonrisa de tu cara.
¿Y si la persona a la que más necesitas es alguien a quien nunca has conocido?
La vida de Jessie es un completo desastre. Ha perdido a su madre. Su padre, que ha vuelto a casarse, la obliga a convivir con su nueva pijastra y su hijo en el mejor barrio de L.A.
Justo cuando Jessie ha tomado la resolución de fugarse de la escuela de niñatos en la que todo el mundo la trata como «la nueva», recibe un extraño mail anónimo. El remitente se ofrece a ayudarla a sobrevivir en esa selva de ropa de marca y batidos orgánicos. Y así, de repente, su vida da un giro. Radical.
Pero ¿quién es él? ¿Por qué quiere ayudarla? Y lo más importante: ¿qué pasaría si se conocieran?
«De verdad, me encantó, es buenísimo. Me hizo pasar un rato súper bueno, me encantan los personajes y, desde que he leído este libro no puedo dejar de leer contemporánea romántica. Creo que es mi nueva obsesión».
Never be hopeless
«Lecturas fresquitas, rápidas de leer que nos puedan abstraer, incluso que nos hagan reír y pasarlo bien.»
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Dos jóvenes aparentemente opuestos y con crisis vitales muy distintas encuentran una conexión inesperada justo cuando más la necesitan.
Kit le pide a David que le ayude a investigar las causas del trágico accidente de coche en el que muere su padre. Pero ninguno de ellos es consciente de lo que encontrarán. ¿Será su amistad lo suficientemente fuerte para sobrevivir a la verdad?
A veces, una nueva perspectiva es todo lo que se necesita para darle sentido al mundo.
"Como eu adoraria ter escrito esse livro! O texto de Julie Buxbaum é leve, irônico, ácido, esperto, engraçado, preciso e deliciosamente irresistível. De tão envolvente e despretensiosa, a história de Jessie (e sua vida numa escola nova e numa cidade nova, beeeem longe da sua) é como um ímã para os olhos: simplesmente não dá para parar de ler." – Thalita Rebouças, autora de Confissões de uma garota excluída, mal-amada e (um pouco) dramática
"Esse é um daqueles livros que você sempre quis ler. Não é só mais uma comédia adolescente, mas uma história sobre pessoas, mudanças, amizade, família, tatuagens não feitas, segredos e waffles. É uma jornada fascinante sobre crescer e transformar relacionamentos em poesia, não importa quem você seja." – Babi Dewet, autora de Sábado à noite
Setecentos e trinta e três dias depois da morte da minha mãe, 45 dias após o meu pai fugir para se encontrar com uma estranha que ele conheceu pela internet, 30 dias depois de a gente se mudar para a Califórnia e apenas sete dias após começar o primeiro ano do ensino médio numa escola nova onde conheço aproximadamente ninguém, chega um e-mail. Deveria ser no mínimo esquisito, uma mensagem anônima aparecer do nada na minha caixa de entrada, assinada com o bizarro nome Alguém Ninguém. Só que nos últimos tempos a minha vida tem estado tão irreconhecível que nada mais parece chocante...
Il faut savoir se confronter au passé pour mieux vivre son avenir...
Le 11 septembre 2001, au moment où les avions frappaient les Tours Jumelles, Abbi fêtait son premier anniversaire à la crèche du World Trade Center. La photo qui la montre en train d'être secourue fait la une de tous les journaux. Dès lors, elle devient " Baby Hope " : un véritable symbole d'espoir. Noah, lui, a perdu son père le 11 Septembre. Depuis, il cherche désespérément à savoir comment il a vécu ses derniers instants, convaincu que la réponse se trouve sur le célèbre cliché. Quinze ans plus tard, lorsque Noah s'aperçoit que Baby Hope travaille dans le même camp de vacances que lui, il y voit un signe du destin. Saura-t-il la persuader de se lancer à la découverte des secrets de ce jour où tout a basculé ?