She finds her answer in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years, where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love. It's a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Cinematic boat rescues, love triangles, and fake car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.
He doesn't want to flunk out of high school, he doesn't want his best friend, Kyle, to get into even more trouble, and he doesn't want to lose his mom to cancer. Then he meets Birdie Paxton. She's a Valedictorian in a science pun t-shirt, and the spark is instant and undeniable.
Suddenly, he's not so worried anymore. But before they can exchange phone numbers, they're pulled apart. What they don't realize is a horrifying tragedy links them — a tragedy that will unfold in unimaginable ways. When they finally reunite, they fall hard for each other A modern retelling of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park , Seeking Mansfield follows sixteen-year-old Finley Price, who has perfected two things: how to direct a world-class production, and how to fly under the radar.
The only person who ever seems to notice Finley is her best friend, Oliver.
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If she could just take his constant encouragement to heart and step out of the shadows, she'd finally chase her dream of joining the prestigious Mansfield Theater. When teen movie stars Emma and Harlan Crawford move next door, they immediately set their sights on Oliver and his cunning sister, Juliette, shaking up Finley and Oliver's stable friendship. As Emma and Oliver grow closer, Harlan finds his attention shifting from Juliette to the quiet, enigmatic Finley. Out of boredom, Harlan decides to make her fall in love with him.
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Problem is, the harder he tries to win her, the harder he falls for her. But Finley doesn't want to be won, and she doesn't want to see Oliver with anyone else. To claim Oliver's heart, and keep her own, she'll have to find the courage to do what she fears most: step into the spotlight. Aftercare Instructions is a YA debut following year-old Genesis, who is known in her small New Jersey town for being "troubled.
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That is, until he abandons her at a Manhattan Planned Parenthood clinic during their appointment to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. The betrayal causes Gen to question everything. As Gen pushes herself forward to find her new identity without Peter, she must also confront her most painful memories. Through the lens of an ongoing four act play within the novel, the fantasy of their undying love unravels line by line, scene by scene.
Digging deeper into her past while exploring the underground theater world of New York City, she rediscovers a long-forgotten dream. No, we can't believe that this is only Becky Albertalli's sophomore release, either. Her debut Simon Vs.
Now she's back with The Upside of Unrequited , which follows 17 -year-old Molly Peskin-Suso, who knows all about unrequited love. Meanwhile, Molly's totally not dying of loneliness — except for the part where she totally is. Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back. There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid.
He's a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there's absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter.
The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own. Christine June's debut follow year-old Tatum Elsea, who is bracing for the worst summer of her life. Tatum fills her free time with community service by day and working at her covert graphic design business at night which includes trading emails with a cute cello-playing client.
Equipped with a new perspective, and assisted by her feisty step-abuela-slash-fairy-godmother, Tatum is ready to start fresh and maybe even get her happy ending along the way. When her beloved Aunt Helen dies, Lottie begins to fear that her own unexpected death might be waiting around every corner. She was the author of the best—selling Alvin Hatter series, about siblings who discover the elixir of immortality. Her writing inspired a generation of readers. In her will, she leaves one last writing project—just for Lottie. Then the letters reveal an extraordinary secret about the inspiration for the Alvin Hatter series.
Lottie finds herself faced with an impossible choice, one that will force her to confront her greatest fear once and for all. Wing Jones, like everyone else in her town, has worshipped her older brother, Marcus, for as long as she can remember. He's good-looking, popular, and the star of the football team.
Marcus is everything his sister is not.
Until the night everything changes when Marcus drives drunk and kills two people, barely surviving himself. With Marcus now in a coma, Wing is crushed, confused, and angry. And better still, an opportunity at a coveted sponsorship from a major athletic gear company. When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn't sure if she'll ever want to go back. And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support. Though he fails to lure Mr. Darcy's year-old heiress sister into marriage, Wickham succeeds in deflowering and shacking up with Elizabeth's year-old sister, Lydia, without benefit of clergy, thanks to her "animal spirits.
Readers know that Austen, who never married, disapproves of Elizabeth's friend Charlotte Lucas' decision to marry a "conceited, pompous, narrow-minded, silly man" simply for money. Darcy, however, wouldn't be Mr. Darcy without the ka-ching of 10, pounds a year and the big estate up north. Elizabeth herself jokes about her change of heart regarding Darcy: "I believe I must date it from my first seeing his beautiful grounds at Pemberley. Before the Kardashians, there were the Bennets.
Reality TV didn't invent miserable, weird families. Just look at Lizzie's parents, the supremely ill-matched Ma and Pa Bennet. When not locked in his library reading, Mr. Bennet entertains himself by teasing and tormenting his whiny dimwit of a wife in front of their offspring. The deepest bond in the novel isn't romantic love, it's affection between siblings. Austen adored her own sister Cassandra, who, in turn, encouraged Austen's writing.
Even when Elizabeth dislikes Mr. Darcy, she admits he's an outstanding brother to his little sister. And it's sibling solidarity, not rivalry, with Elizabeth Bennet and her older sister, the head-turning beauty Jane. Indeed, it is a worried Elizabeth rushing to help Jane, fallen sick while dining with wealthy new neighbors, that captured the heart of British writer Martin Amis, who wrote: "Impelled by sibling love, Elizabeth strides off through the November mud to Netherfield, that fortress of fashion, privilege, and disdain.
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She arrives unannounced, and scandalously unaccompanied, 'with weary ancles, dirty stockings, and a face glowing with the warmth of exercise. Back then, well-off people's purpose really was to eat, drink and be merry. Name the one activity that Mr.
Darcy, Bingley, Sir Lucas and Mr. Bennet all avoid: Work! They visit the ladies. Hunt birds.