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Bloom and other titles by Elizabeth Scott (F SCO)
Lauren seems to have the perfect life with good friends, decent grades, and a great-looking boyfriend; but when she meets Evan Kirkland, Lauren realizes she needs to make a choice in her life before one is made for her.
 
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin (F ZEV)
After a nasty fall, Naomi realizes that she has no memory of the last four years and finds herself reassessing every aspect of her life.  Her boyfriend is nice and cute, but she can't remember why she liked him, nor can she understand many other activities she apparently liked before her accident.  Why is she in yearbook, and why isn't she romantically interested in her best friend Will?
 
Something Like Fate and other titles by Susane Colasanti (F COL)
Lani and Jason, who is her best friend's boyfriend, fall in love, causing Lani tremendous anguish and guilt.
 
Honey, Baby, Sweetheart and other titles by Deb Caletti (F CAL)
In the summer of her junior year, sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen and her mother, both nursing broken hearts, set out on a journey to reunite an elderly woman with her long-lost love and in the process learn many things about "the real ties that bind" people to one another.
 
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (F NEL)
Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life -- and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey's boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie's own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they're the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can't collide without the whole wide world exploding. Just as much a celebration of love as it is a portrait of loss, Lennie's struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often hilarious, and ultimately unforgettable.
 
The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher (F GAL)
Alice and Jewel have been best friends since grade school. Together, they don' t need anyone else, and together they blend into the background of high school. Invisible. To Alice, Jewel is the opposite of invisible. Jewel is her best friend who goes to Indie concerts and art shows with her. Jewel scoffs at school dances with her. Alice is so comfortable around Jewel that she can talk to him about almost anything. But she can' t tell him that she likes the cool, popular Simon. And then Simon asks her to the school dance the same day that Jewel kisses her for the first time. Still, she can' t say no to Simon. He seems like the easy choice, the one she' s attracted to, the one she' s ready for. But will it mean losing Jewel? In a bright debut novel set against the lively backdrop of Seattle, Alice must learn the difference between love and a crush, and what it means to be yourself when you' re not sure who that is yet.
 
Audrey, Wait by Robin Brenway (F BRE)
Audrey Cuttler's life is turned upside down when her ex-boyfriend's song about their break up hits the top of the charts, making Audrey a prime target for the paparazzi, who are documenting her every move, hoping to catch her messing up, and causing her nothing but misery.  It's wreaking havoc on her school life and her attempts at a new relationship with the cute guy who works at the ice cream store with her.
 
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (F LOC)
Frankie Landau-Banks at age 14: Debate Club. Her father's "bunny rabbit." A mildly geeky girl attending a highly competitive boarding school. Frankie Landau-Banks at age 15: A knockout figure. A sharp tongue. A chip on her shoulder. And a gorgeous new senior boyfriend: the supremely goofy, word-obsessed Matthew Livingston. Frankie Landau-Banks. No longer the kind of girl to take "no" for an answer. Especially when "no" means she's excluded from her boyfriend's all-male secret society. Not when her ex-boyfriend shows up in the strangest of places. Not when she knows she's smarter than any of them. When she knows Matthew's lying to her. And when there are so many, many pranks to be done. Frankie Landau-Banks, at age 16: Possibly a criminal mastermind. This is the story of how she got that way.
 
The Black Sheep by Yvonne Collins (F COL)
Fifteen-year-old Kendra Bishop quickly regrets her rash decision to write to a new reality television show when she finds herself in Monterey, California, living with a large family of activists rather than in a Manhattan apartment with her uptight, money-oriented parents.  Complete with a romance with Mitch, the family's teenage son.
 
Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn by Sarah Miller (F MIL)
Miller's narrator gets inside the head of her beloved Gideon Rayburn, an adorably clueless boy who flukes his way into one of the fanciest New England prep schools. One hysterically funny girl is savoring Gideon's every thought. But who is she?
 
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (F MUR)
After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school's rival football team (and secretly developing a relationship with him), sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her.
 
Lost It by Kristen Tracy (F TRA)
High school junior Tess Whistle is dealing with a lot of problems, including being deserted by her parents who have gone to live at an outdoor survival camp, and having her best friend sent away for therapy, so she pins all her hopes and anxieties on her new boyfriend Ben Easter, who may or may not be up to the challenge.
 
The Possibilities of Sainthood by Donna Freitas (F FRE)
While regularly petitioning the Vatican to make her the first living saint, fifteen-year-old Antonia Labella prays to assorted patron saints for everything from help with preparing the family's fig trees for a Rhode Island winter to getting her first kiss from the right boy.
 
Vibes by Amy Ryan (F RYA)
Kristi Carmichael has always been able to read people's minds, but when her father returns home two years after he abandoned Kristi and her mother and Gusty, the popular boy Kristi has a crush on, starts showing an interest in her, Kristi begins to wonder if she can read people at all.
 
What Would Emma Do by Eileen Cook (F COO)
Emma feels she has broken the cardinal rule of friendship when she kisses her best friend Joann's boyfriend Colin, who happens to be Emma's oldest friend, but when Colin confesses he might have feelings for Emma, Emma is torn and feels she is being forced to choose between the two most important people in her life.
 
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler (F OCK)
While on vacation in California, sixteen-year-old best friends Anna and Frankie conspire to find a boy for Anna's first kiss, but Anna harbors a painful secret that threatens their lighthearted plan and their friendship.