Set in the same world as The Promise of Amazing , this smart, surprising, and romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine's debut novel follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love. Perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski, Jenny Han, and Morgan Matson. Madison Pryce thinks she's got everything figured outshe's working on a portfolio for a summer art program and hanging with her friends. Plus she has her hot boyfriend, Zach. But then a visit from a family friend turns Maddie's life upside down. Jesse McMann is still reeling from a breakup that shattered his heart and his band. Then pride (and some goading from his bass player and fellow barista) forces him to find a new drummerand the inspiration to write music again. Kismet arrives in the unlikely form of Grayson Barrett, who tries out for Jesse's band, and whose girlfriend is BFFs with the cute girl who orders a chai latte after yoga every Thursday: Maddie. What Jesse and Maddie thought they knew about the secrets of attraction and the rules of romance changes once they start falling for each other.
With the help of Boy Shopping, Gemma is making a new play for Mr. Right Gemma is beautiful, black, and eternally single. If only she were as big a hit with the boys as she is on the basketball court. With so many fouls in the romance department, she's racked up way more Mr. Wrongs than she can count. But now she's decided to go on the offense and give online dating a try--and it's up to you (the reader ) to play matchmaker and pick Gemma's slam dunk. . . Drew isn't really a hottie, yet he's way nicer than the duds Gemma usually falls for. Dan's an artist, who may be too smart for his own good, and the story he's included with his profile melts Gemma's heart (plus he's gorgeous ). Ethan is a basketball player--a no-no in Gemma's book--but she'll soon discover that he isn't your typical jock. And Christopher is a super-cute, super-clever surfer who hooked Gemma from the start. Is he just another jerk? With all this heart-stopping action off the court, Gemma will never be stuck on the dating bench again. . . More fun than watching the playoffs, "Like This and Like That "is the second interactive novel in The Boy Shopping series that lets the reader choose who goes out on a date Nia Stephens holds a degree in literature from Harvard University. She earned her M.F.A. from Oregon State University and is currently at work on a Young Adult fantasy series. "Like This and Like That "is her second novel in the Boy Shopping series.
Terror. Anger. Revenge. Murder. Dogged Meanness. Suspense. Love. Respect. Responsibility. Family. Joy. This book has all of these, plus much more. It has the attributes a young boy or girl look for in a book. It's a real page turner written from the viewpoint of Betty Jane, a sixth grade student. This book for young adults deals with how life was lived in the mid 20th century (1940's) before modern conveniences came to a small rural farm community in the South. The main focus of the story involves two 12 year old girls who are in the sixth grade in a small one-room schoolhouse. Their friend's father, Mr. T.J. Looney, is killed for no apparent reason. The two girls set about trying to find out why this happened. In the process, they stumble upon a deadly killer who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. This involves "punishing" these girls and their families for exposing him. While the main theme of the story is on the killer and his antics, the story also has many other situations which need to be resolved. These events range from being heart-rending to amusing. There are real life lessons to be learned in this story. There are decisions to be made which test the metal of the people in this hillbilly community. The book is entertaining and inspiring. There is no end of excitement and intrigue in this book. Plus, the book confronts many modern day challenges students face in today's world. Challenges on how to behave in an honest and forthright manner.
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