Here are the proposed book titles for the Oct 4th #yabookchat with quick blurbs pulled from Amazon and Goodreads. Four very different books:
1. Never, Always, Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high
school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day,
dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom
king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they
vowed they'd never, ever do in high school. Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never die your hair a color of the rainbow, or #7, never hook up with a teacher. But Dave has a secret: he's broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It's either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.
is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every
Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an
unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing
happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they've
actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.
2.Every Ugly Word by Aimee Salter
Ashley Watson walks through the halls of her high school bullies taunt
and shove her. She can’t go a day without fighting with her mother. And
no matter how hard she tries, she can’t make her best friend, Matt, fall
in love with her. But Ashley also has something no one else does: a
literal glimpse into the future. When Ashley looks into the mirror, she
can see her twenty-three-year-old self.
Her older self has been
through it all already—she endured the bullying, survived the
heartbreak, and heard every ugly word her classmates threw at her. But
her older self is also keeping a dark secret: Something terrible is
about to happen to Ashley. Something that will change her life forever.
Something even her older self is powerless to stop
3.State of Grace by Hilary Badger
4. The Dogs by Allan Stratton
Cameron and his mom have been on the run for five years. His father is hunting them. At least, that’s what Cameron’s been told.
they settle in an isolated farmhouse, Cameron starts to see and hear
things that aren’t possible. Soon he’s questioning everything he thought
he knew — including his own sanity.
What’s hiding in the night? Buried in the past? Cameron must uncover the dark secrets before they tear him apart.