Confronting a grim prognosis after being diagnosed with leukemia, 16-year-old Alice creates a take-no-prisoners bucket list that triggers irreparable consequences, a situation that is further shaped by Alice's unexpected remission. 60,000 first printing.
Having spent several years in and out of hospitals for a life-threatening illness, pragmatic 16-year-old Cam is relocated by her miracle-seeking mother to a town in Maine known for its mystical healing qualities, a place Cam dismisses until she witnesses unusual phenomena and befriends a boy who encourages her to achieve various milestones before she dies. A first novel.
Writing a vigilante poem to protest the filming of a reality television show at their elite but corrupt arts academy, a group of friends struggles to remain loyal to their cause and each other when one of their number becomes a contestant on the show.
Abducted at age 5, Callie, now 17, has spent her life on the run, but when her mother is finally arrested and Callie is returned to her father in Florida, she must find a way to leave her past behind, become part of a family again and learn that love is more than just a possibility.
Resolving to avoid the notorious Vargas brothers who broke her older sisters' hearts, Jude spends the summer helping her ailing father to restore a vintage motorcycle that requires the help of mechanic Emilio Vargas, who tests her resolve with his charm and sweetness. By the author of Twenty Boy Summer.
Adam Strand, a bored, disaffected teenager, commits suicide and later wakes up alive, physically unharmed, 39 times, but when his self-absorbed path is at last diverted, Adam is struck by the reality that life is an ever-expanding web of impact and forged connections, and that nothing, not even death, can sever those bonds. 35,000 first printing.
While preparing for the most dreaded assignment at the prestigious Irving School, the Tragedy Paper, Duncan gets wrapped up in the tragic tale of Tim Macbeth, a former student who had a clandestine relationship with the wrong girl, and his own ill-fated romance with Daisy.
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