Emery is starting her final year of high school, senior year that defines her next step after Greenville High to any college she chooses. She is not the ugly duckling, virgin looking for the popular guy, or classic beauty who can have anyone she wants. She is just the normal girl interested in taking pictures and practicing on her acoustic guitar rather than getting involved in drama. Until she meets Christian who is unlike anyone else. It’s complicated since he arrived, and in a couple months, he’ll be only one thing to her: her step-brother.
Sixteen-year-old Tess Kendrick life on her grandfather’s ranch is uprooted when her estranged sister drags her to D.C. Tess is thrown into a world of politics and power after enrolling at Hardwicke Academy, the school for the children of the rich and powerful. In those walls, she is thrust into the role of “the fixer” for the high school community, fixing teens’ problems like her sister did for her parents’ problems. A local conspiracy arises that involves a family member of one of Tess’s classmates and shocking secrets are exposed. This not only makes Tess’s life more complicated, but also more interesting.
Being a best friend requires a person to stand by your side no matter what, even if you’re overweight or out of the closet. Outsiders Maggie and Nash support each other through all obstacles, but their friendship is challenged when Tom moves to town at the start of the school year. This is the boy who has stolen both of their hearts. Told with musical references and clever dialogue, Maggie and Nash will learn to a sing along in harmony, one way or another.
— Heather Johnson, currently reading Winger by Andrew Smith