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Dreamland
Caitlin has a hard family life. Her sister Cass disappeared and her family is falling apart. One night she notices Rogerson Biscoe, and everything changes. Caitlin knows Rogerson is a drug dealer, but he makes her forget her problems. Caitlin gives up her friends for Rogerson because he gets mad when she's with them. She starts using drugs with his friends, and he begins beating her. They have sex, and after that she is afraid to leave him, altho...
Just Listen
Annabel Greene looked like the perfect girl, the one who had everything. She was a model, a popular girl, with the perfect family. It all begins to fall apart when her sister Whitney almost dies from anorexia. Then, when Annabel's best friend Sophie accuses Annabel of trying to sleep with her boyfriend, when he really tried to rape her, things change forever. When Annabel returns to school the next year, everyone shuns her. She begins to eat lunch...
Keeping the Moon
Colie was always outcasted for being overweight, but when she lost a lot of weight, she earned a reputation that she did not deserve. The summer after her freshman year of high school, Colie decided to visit her crazy aunt in a small town. Her aunt wanted her to get a job, so she did at a local restaurant. While working there she learned about the people of the town and what they all thought of each other. She met two girls that she thought she could...
Someone Like You
This book is about a teenager named Halley.She is quiet and sweet, with an overbearing mother. She drifted away from her mother suddenly. Her best friend is an out going red head called Scarlett who at the beginning of the summer met the love of her life (Micheal). Unfortunately the day after they got it on he died in a tragic accident. Then Scarlett found out she was pregnant at the same time as Halley started to fall for Micheals best friend, Ma...

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That Summer
Haven is a teenage girl with lots of family problems. Her parents are divorced and her mom is having a midlife crisis. Her father, who ignores her half the time, is a sportscaster who is getting married to the weather girl. Her sister is marrying a guy Haven can't stand. Before her family life fell apart, Haven had a crush on her sister's boyfriend, Sumner. Now Sumner is back in her life and charming her. She blames her sister for breaking his he...
The Truth About Forever
Macy Queen, lives in a perfect world. Her mother and father have given her and her sister everything they've ever wanted in life. They are wealthier than some, because of the business their parents started many years ago that is still in operation today. Macy gets along with all of her family, but she has a special bond with her father. In fact, it seems like sometimes she's the only one who really understands her dad. Her father is an energetic guy, who...
This Lullaby (Literature)
Remy is an eighteen year old about to leave for college. Her father, a famous musician, left before she was even born. Her mother is getting married for the fifth time that summer. Consequently, love is something she just doesn't believe in. In the past, she's been in many relationships with people she doesn't really care about, and they never last long. One day, she meets Dexter. He is messy and a musician, two of her least favorite traits. He is always...
This Lullaby (Romance)
This Lullaby starts off when the main character, Remy who is 18, is waiting for her father-to-be in his car business. At the bussiness, Remy meets an obnoxious boy who is a little bit older than she is. After seeing this boy almost constantly around town, Remy learns his name is Dexter. Dexter is everything Remy can't stand. He's messy and unkempt, the perfect description of someone Remy wouldn't date in a million years. And also, Dexter is a musi...


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