Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit - Jaye Robin Brown

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Joanna Gordon has been out for years. When her father, a famous evangelist, remarries and moves the family down to conservative Georgia, however, he asks her to lie low for the rest of her senior year. Jo reluctantly agrees, and at first, life as a straight girl is actually easy. But then she meets Mary Carlson, and as their friendship deepens Jo realizes the promise she made to her father might not be so easy to keep. Jaye Robin Brown presents a set of realistic and likeable characters trying to navigate the complexities of queer and Southern culture simultaneously. With candid dialogue and themes of faith and honesty throughout, Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit (HarperTeen, $17.99) is a must-read for anyone looking for a heartwarming romance. Ages 14-18.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062270986
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Published: HarperTeen - August 30th, 2016

Girl on a Plane - Miriam Moss

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In September 1970, 15-year-old Anna boards what she expects will be just another flight taking her away from her military family, currently stationed in Bahrain, and towards her British boarding school. It turns out, however, that she couldn’t be more wrong: terrorists belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijack her plane and divert it to the Jordanian desert. They hold all of the passengers and crew hostage for four seemingly interminable days, during which food and water slowly dwindle as a terrible uncertainty looms over the captives’ heads. Miriam Moss’s own experience as a Girl on a Plane (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99) hijacked by the PFLP imbues this heart-stopping novel with heightened realism and depth. Ages 14-18.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780544783997
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Published: Clarion Books - September 13th, 2016

Our Chemical Hearts - Krystal Sutherland

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Henry Page has never been in love— at least, not until Grace Town walks into his classroom. What with her baggy boys’ clothes, walking cane, and obvious chip on her shoulder, she’s not your typical romantic heroine, but none of that matters as the two begin what quickly reveals itself to be a doomed relationship. Henry can’t help trying to “fix” Grace as he learns more about her complicated past and present, but he’s about to learn that there are some things even love can’t cure. Told with plenty of humor and refreshingly contemporary dialogue, Krystal Sutherland’s heartbreakingly smart debut Our Chemical Hearts (Putnam, $17.99) teaches readers the difficult lesson that sometimes, loving means letting go. Ages 14-18.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780399546563
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

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