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    Wayward Son – Rainbow Rowell

    Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after…So why can’t Simon Snow get off the couch?What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. He just needs to see himself in a new light…That’s how Simon and Penny and Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across the American West.They find trouble, of course. (Dragons, vampires, skunk-headed things with shotguns.) And they get lost. They get so lost, they start to wonder whether they ever knew where they were…

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    Lets Get Lost – Adi Alsaid

    “Hudson could hear the car’s engine from blocks away. He stepped outside the garage and closed his eyes, listening, picking apart the sounds so that he would know exactly what he’s have to fix before he even popped the hood. Standing there against the garage, listening to the still-far-off car, Hudson could forget about everything else. About school and girls and his future and whether his friends were actually jackasses or just acting like them.”  Leila is on a mission. She is travelling across the country at her own pace, doing her own thing. On the way she will meet and change the lives of four others. Hudson is a small-town mechanise with…

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    Vivian Versus the Apocalypse – Katie Coyle

    “Just before midnight that night, I stand barefoot in the grass in a borrowed dress, drinking champagne out of a plastic cup and looking at the stars. There’s a party going on in the abandoned mansion behind me, organized by my best friend, the indefatigable Harp, the one who loaned me the dress and secured the champagne.” Over the past three years more and more people have started to believe the Book of Frick. The claims that the world will end on March 24th are believed by many, Vivian and Harps parents included. The Church of America is one of the main reason the two of them are best friends,…

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    From What I Remember – Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas

    “I am jolted awake by sunlight flooding the room. What time is it? Where am I?  Disoriented, I attempt to open my eyes. The light is stabbing. My head is throbbing, my throat is raw and my stomach is roiling. Is this what a hangover feels like?  I wouldn’t know. I’ve never had one. Until now.” Kylie Flores has never done a single spontaneous thing in her life. So when she wakes up in a bed she doesn’t know, in Mexico, with the hottest guy from school, and they are both wearing what look suspiciously like wedding bands, she freaks out. Especially when she’s meant to be giving her valedictorian…

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    The Ice Age – Kirsten Reed

    “There were those teeth. Those little vampire teeth, glinting sharply as he stared at the road in front of us in a vacant daze. We drove past all the gaudy painted signs telling us where the next doughnut shop was, the nearest hamburger joint; pizza, now doughnuts again.” She’s strong, young and carefree. He’s old enough to be her father. They are traveling together after he picks her up from the side of the road. As the two of them make their way across the country they form a friendship that could be construed as wrong from outside eyes. Going from place to place they both appear to me learning…