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I was super excited to get my hands on this as it holds 40 excerpts from 2015 Spring/Summer books! Here are a few that sound good to me and are going on my wishlist:
99 Days by Katie Cotugno - From the author of How to Love comes another stunning contemporary novel, about a girl who returns to her hometown for 99 Days—to face the two brothers she loved and left.
Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything. She has every right to hate me, of course: I broke Patrick Donnelly’s heart the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.
Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”
Day 12: Gabe wouldn’t quit till he got me to come to this party, and I’m surprised to find I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me. Eighty-seven days of summer to go, and history is repeating itself. The last thing I want is to come between the Donnelly brothers again . . . but the truth is, the Donnellys stole my heart a long time ago.
Kissing Ted Callahan (and other guys) by Amy Spalding- With a voice similar to MTV’s breakout hit “Awkward” and a set-up reminiscent of E. Lockhart’s The Boyfriend List, Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys) is an addictive YA read about the soaring highs and embarrassing lows of dating in high school.
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie - Book One is about an “adorkable” teenager living in a haunted house. Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother Kat move to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. Sunshine and her mother have always shared a special bond, but from the moment they cross the Washington state line, Sunshine feels a mysteriousness she cannot place. And even if Kat doesn’t recognize it, Sunshine knows something about their new house is just… creepy. In the days that follow, things only become stranger, as Sunshine is followed by an icy breeze, and eventually, the child’s voice she hears on her first night evolves into sobs. She can hardly believe it, but as the spirits haunting her house become more frightening—and it becomes clear that Kat is in danger—Sunshine must accept what she is, pass the test before her, and save her mother from a fate worse than death.