A Girl Named Summer

Author: Julie Garwood
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101603534
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A timeless romance from New York Times bestseller Julie Garwood, a tale for mothers to share with their daughters, and for women to remember what it feels like to fall in love for the very first time. Summer never meant to lie. She just wanted to keep the most perfect guy she ever met interested in her. She had been surprised when David began hanging out with her every day… and dizzy with happiness when he kissed her. David seemed to like her uniconventional Irish family, even her eccentric Grandpa. Everything was going great - until Ann entered the picture. She collected boys like trophies. How could Summer compete with someone like that? Before she knew it, Summer was boasting to David about her passion for long-distance running. She never dreamed he'd enter them in a six-mile race. Summer dreaded the moment when he would discover the truth: she couldn't run six blocks. And the flirtatious Ann was already working on David. Then Summer's Grandpa came up with a plan that was just crazy enough to save the day….

A Girl Named Summer

Author: Julie Garwood
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9780613135962
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When Summer Matthews learns that her new boyfriend, David Marshall, admires girl athletes, she lies and tells him she's a track runner, and begins training for a six-mile race in order to impress him.

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls

Author: Jessica Spotswood
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492622206
Format: PDF, ePub
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One summer will challenge everything the Garrett sisters thought they knew about themselves—and each other in this captivating new novel by Jessica Spotswood. As the oldest, Des shoulders a lot of responsibility for her family and their independent bookstore. Except it's hard to dream big when she's so busy taking care of everyone else. Vi has a crush on the girl next door. It makes her happy and nervous, but Cece has a boyfriend...so it's not like her feelings could ever be reciprocated, right? Kat lands the lead in the community theater's summer play, but the drama spills offstage when her ex and his new girlfriend are cast too. Can she get revenge by staging a new romance of her own? Bea and her boyfriend are heading off to college together in the fall, just like they planned when they started dating. But Bea isn't sure she wants the same things as when she was thirteen... Told through four alternating points of view, readers will laugh, cry, and fall in love alongside the Garrett girls.

Beach Blondes

Author: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416975691
Format: PDF, Docs
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Three months. Three guys. One amazing summer. Summer Smith is in for the best summer of her life. Between the cold weather and her boyfriendless existence in Minnesota, Summer is ready for sun, sand, and boys in the Florida Keys. And by the end of the first day, she has more than enough to keep her busy: Adam, the senator's son, has looks, power, and all the money in the world. Diver, the mystery man, is mellow, intriguing, and definitely unique. And Seth, the perfect guy...only he has a girlfriend. But with new friends, cute guys, and miles of hot white sand, Summer's in for more trouble than she thinks....

This One Summer

Author: Mariko Tamaki
Publisher: First Second
ISBN: 1466858524
Format: PDF, Docs
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A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens - just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy - is caught up in something bad... Something life threatening. It's a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other. This One Summer is a tremendously exciting new teen graphic novel from two creators with true literary clout. Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, the team behind Skim, have collaborated on this gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of childhood - a story of renewal and revelation. This title has Common Core connections.

Summer Sisters

Author: Judy Blume
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780307575241
Format: PDF, Mobi
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomes Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, an enchanting place where the two friends become “summer sisters.” Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin begs Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—because she wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend—her summer sister—still has the power to break her heart. Praise for Summer Sisters “Compulsively readable . . . [Blume’s] powers are prodigious.”—The New York Times Book Review “As warm as a summer breeze blowing through your hair, as nostalgic as James Taylor singing ‘How Sweet It Is.’ You remember. So does Judy Blume. How sweet it was.”—Chicago Tribune “An exceptionally moving story that can leave the reader laughing and crying . . . sometimes at the same time . . . Blume creates a rich tapestry of characters.”—The Denver Post “Blume’s characters still tend to hover after the book is set aside. . . . She catches perfectly the well-armored love between longtime female friends.”—The Seattle Times

The Summer I Turned Pretty

Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416968296
Format: PDF
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Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different.

A Girl Named Disaster

Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545229784
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Orchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of Newbery award-winning titles from the Orchard backlist that have fresh, beautiful new designs and include author prefaces and discussion guides. A GIRL NAMED DISASTER is the humorous and heartwrenching story of young girl who discovers her own courage and strength when she makes the dangerous journey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe. Nhamo is a Shona girl living in a traditional village in Mozambique in 1981. When her family tries to force her into a marriage with a cruel man, she flees. What was supposed to have been a short boat trip across the border into Zimbabwe, where she hoped to find her father, turns into an adventure filled with challenges and danger that lasts a year.

A Girl Named Pete

Author: Lori Perkins Karpe
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
ISBN: 9781633065178
Format: PDF
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It's 1934 in Oklahoma, and Freeda June Washburn, a girl named Pete, and her four sisters are having the best summer ever down on the Deep Red. They have many adventures on their favorite pony, Flea Foot, and spend long summer days swimming in Martin's Pond. But things begin to change. Pete's older sister is growing up and going out on her first date with Silly Billy Becker, and Pete just doesn't know what to think about that. Her little sister Margie, the Brown Skin, is also distraught about the new boy who seems to be spending more and more time at the Washburn farm. Daddy has even invited him to spend the day with them in the Wichita Mountains at Craterville. As the family gets ready to celebrate the Fourth of July, things go from bad to worse when the girls' snot-nosed, four-eyed cousin Mildred shows up for the family celebration. Also, the sheriff has come for Sam Washburn's help. Everyone in Tillman County knows that Pete's daddy knows the Red River and it's tributaries like the back of his hand. Whenever someone comes up missing or has drowned, it's Sam Washburn they turn to. When the girls discover that it's Silly Billy Becker's parents in the parlor, their carefree summer turns to one of heartache and pain. This heart-wrenching story is about love, growth, and a special bond that is never broken.

A Girl Named Zippy

Author: Haven Kimmel
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767913102
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The New York Times bestselling memoir about growing up in small-town Indiana, from the author of The Solace of Leaving Early. When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet of three hundred people. Nicknamed "Zippy" for the way she would bolt around the house, this small girl was possessed of big eyes and even bigger ears. In this witty and lovingly told memoir, Kimmel takes readers back to a time when small-town America was caught in the amber of the innocent postwar period–people helped their neighbors, went to church on Sunday, and kept barnyard animals in their backyards. Laced with fine storytelling, sharp wit, dead-on observations, and moments of sheer joy, Haven Kimmel's straight-shooting portrait of her childhood gives us a heroine who is wonderfully sweet and sly as she navigates the quirky adult world that surrounds Zippy. From the Trade Paperback edition.