Windfall - Jennifer E. Smith

Staff Pick

After being orphaned at a young age, Alice has grown up in the loving family of her uncle; her closest friend, Teddy, also experienced loss when his father walked out of his and his mother’s lives. Alice knows—and secretly loves—everything about Teddy; when she gives him a winning lottery ticket for his 18th birthday, however, it has the unexpected effect of throwing their friendship into uncharted waters. With its examination of the challenges that a Windfall (Delacorte, $18.99) brings to a friendship, Jennifer Smith’s latest novel explores how individuals accept or deny aspects of their lives that are beyond their control. This compelling, romantic tale ultimately delivers a hopeful message that is sorely needed in these times. Ages 13-17.


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ISBN: 9780399559372
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Published: Delacorte Press - May 2nd, 2017

The Lake Effect - Erin McCahan

Staff Pick

Ultra-popular Briggs Henry has just graduated from high school and is escaping to Lake Michigan for what he confidently predicts will be a cushy summer job as an 84-year-old woman’s personal assistant. Having won the hearts of countless moms and elderly country club goers, he sees his future boss as just another old lady ready to fall under his spell. Unfortunately for Briggs, Mrs. Bosic isn’t fooled by his charm. She immediately puts him to work as her chauffeur to a seemingly everlasting series of funerals. Then, just when Briggs finally feels like he’s getting used to these new circumstances, he meets Abigail, the mysterious girl from across the street. Driven by Erin McCahan’s blunt, punchy writing, The Lake Effect (Dial, $17.99) is ultimately about making your own luck. Ages 14-17.

When Dimple Met Rishi - Sandhya Menon

Staff Pick

Dimple is anxious to prove her independence and coding skills, and bristles at her mother’s desire to find Dimple a good Indian husband. Rishi’s a traditionalist willing to yield to his family’s demands and study engineering rather than art. They’re both first-generation Americans born to Indian parents who are longtime friends and who want their children to follow in the traditions of their culture. This lively romantic comedy about what happened When Dimple Met Rishi (Simon & Schuster, $17.99) will capture the hearts of its readers. Narrated with wit and wisdom in both teens’ voices, Sandhya Menon depicts young people caught between personal and cultural identities. Ages 14-17.

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ISBN: 9781481478687
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 30th, 2017