- Jody Lewandowski
If you like A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone:
Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen.
A quiet, predictable Halley and Scarlett, her feisty defender, have been best friends since grade school. Growing up like sisters, they've shared everything except a bedroom,…. clothes, classes, and Friday nights. Then boys step into their teen lives. Scarlett's romance the summer before junior year has serious consequences when Michael dies in a motorcycle accident and she's left carrying his child. Halley's close relationship with her psychologist mother is fractured as the girl's friendship with secretive, irresponsible Macon Faulkner deepens into romance. To top things off, Grandma Halley is dying.
When It Happens by Susan Colasanti.
In the first chapter, readers find out that Sara is entering her senior year hoping that she'll find true love. She is encouraged when Dave asks her out. He is part of the in crowd, and she begins to hang out with his friends, at the expense of her relationships with her girlfriends. Next, readers hear from Tobey. He has slept with a couple of girls, but is uncomfortable with that kind of relationship. He thinks Sara is his real thing, and he asks her friend Laila to help him win her over. Tobey and Sara become partners in music class and find they have much in common. Dave, on the other hand, is a disappointment to her. When he pressures Sara to sleep with him, she finally realizes that she confused her attraction to his good looks and connections with honest feelings.
Ready or Not by Meg Cabot (Sequel to All-American Girl)
Samantha (who saved the President in the first book and nabbed the First Son as well) tries to cope with various challenges: an annoying Queen Bee at school, worrying about whether she's ready to have sex with her boyfriend, and her trials as a national celebrity, followed and photographed at inopportune moments.