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Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things To Mend
Katie Finn


Devastated after a painful breakup, Gemma faces a Hamptons summer near a former best friend she wronged years earlier, a risk that compels her to assume a different identity and pursue a relationship with her former friend's brother.


Don't Call Me Baby
Gwendolyn Heasley


All her life, Imogene has been known as the girl on that blog. Imogene's mother has been writing an incredibly embarrassing, and incredibly popular, blog about her since before she was born. The thing is, Imogene is fifteen now, and her mother is still blogging about her. In gruesome detail. When a mandatory school project compels Imogene to start her own blog, Imogene is reluctant to expose even more of her life online . . . until she realizes that the project is the opportunity she's been waiting for to define herself for the first time.


Nantucket Red
Leila Howland


Before starting college, Cricket Thompson returns to Nantucket for a summer filled with hard choices and infinite possibility.


Open Road Summer
Emery Lord


Follows seventeen-year-old Reagan as she tries to escape heartbreak and a bad reputation by going on tour with her country superstar best friend--only to find more trouble as she falls for the surprisingly sweet guy hired to pose as the singer's boyfriend.


The Prince of Venice Beach
Blake Nelson


Robert "Cali" Callahan, seventeen, gets swept up into the private-investigator business and must deal with the ramifications of looking for fellow runaways who may not want to be found--and with falling in love with one of them.


Since You've Been Gone
Morgan Matson


Quiet Emily's sociable and daring best friend, Sloane, has disappeared leaving nothing but a random list of bizarre tasks for her to complete, but with unexpected help from popular classmate Frank Porter, Emily gives them a try.


The Summer I Found You
Jolene Perry


Kate, seeking distraction from her recent diabetes diagnosis, begins dating Aidan, a young veteran who lost an arm in Afghanistan, and the two soon realize that they might mean more to each other than they first thought.


Summer Love
Jill Santopolo


A unique romance novel whereby readers are prompted to choose how to proceed with the plot, leading them to one of eleven different love interests and thirteen possible endings.


The Summer of Letting Go
Gae Polisner


Four years after her brother Simon drowned while in her charge, Francesca, now fifteen, begins to move on after a summer caring for Frankie, who seems to be Simon reincarnated, and getting closer to her best friend's boyfriend.


Summer of Yesterday
Gaby Triana


As she struggles with her parents' divorce, seventeen-year-old Haley is mysteriously transported to a theme park in the past where she finds love and meets her teenaged mother and father.


Summer State of Mind
Jen Calonita


Spoiled, yet lovable fifteen-year-old Harper McCallister is sent to sleepaway camp where she is an outcast at first but eventually finds a way to make her mark, gaining new perspectives on friendship and life in general.


Thirty Sunsets
Christine Hurley Deriso


Sixteen-year-old Forrest Shepherd expects to enjoy a relaxing month at her family's beach house, but instead finds herself grappling with a series of relationship crises that lead her to realize things are not always what they seem.


This is What Happy Looks Like
Jennifer E. Smith


Perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O'Neill meet online when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an e-mail about his pet pig, Wilbur. The two 17-year-olds strike up an e-mail relationship from opposite sides of the country and don't even know each other's first names.What's more, Ellie doesn't know Graham is a famous actor, and Graham doesn't know about the big secret in Ellie's family tree. When the relationship goes from online to in-person, they find out whether their relationship can be the real thing.


We Were Liars
E. Lockhart


Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.


What I Thought Was True
Huntley Fitzpatrick


17-year-old Gwen Castle is a working-class girl determined to escape her small island town, but when rich-kid Cass Somers, with whom she has a complicated romantic history, shows up, she's forced to reassess her feelings about her loving, complex family, her lifelong best friends, her wealthy employer, the place she lives, and the boy she can't admit she loves.

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