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If you like I Can't Tell You by Hillary Frank

I am going to suggest some titles based on reviews and also based on comments of other readers. I am also going to take into account what you said you liked about the book. I have asked our library to order some titles by Hillary Frank, so that I can familiarize myself with her work. It is always fun to be introduced to a new author! I hope you will like some of these titles - all from the library's young adult collection.

 

All Q, No A: More Tales of a 10th-grade Social Climber by Lauren
Mechling.
Mimi is back at her NYC private school after spending a week doing
charity work in the Dominican Republic. She is ready to reconnect with her dad and to make progress with Max, the hottest guy in 10th grade.

 

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty.
In her fiction debut, first-time novelist McCafferty takes readers
through a year in the life of smart, sarcastic Jessica Darling as she
copes with the perils of high school. The sequel is Second Helpings.

 

The True Meaning of Cleavage by Mariah Fredericks.
Jess and Sari, best friends, are starting their freshman year at
Eldridge Alternative. Sari immediately falls "madly, psychotically in
love" with senior David Cole, who is dating Thea, the most popular girl in school. Sari is pretty, with plenty of cleavage; she goes out of her way to attract David's attention and the two of them begin to have secret encounters.

 

What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones.
Sophie's mother doesn't know about the boy who's pressing Sophie to go further than she wants. Or about the boy she chats with online. These sharp, funny, and tragic poems tell of Sophie's sometimes painful but always passionate journey of self-discovery.

 

ttyl by Lauren Myracle.
This book chronicles, in "instant message" format, the day-to-day
experiences, feelings, and plans of three friends, Zoe, Maddie, and
Angela, as they begin tenth grade.

 

Ttfn by Lauren Myracle.
This sequel to Ttyl follows Maddie, Zoe, and Angela through their next year in high school, 11th grade. There's trouble and lots of IMs ahead for the threesome.

 

Truth or Dairy by Catherine Clark.
This is the journal of Courtney Von Dragen Smith: middle child, product of divorce, would-be vegetarian. She writes the first mega-negative page the day after her boyfriend, "Such a Dave," breaks up with her because he's heading off to college. Angry and humiliated, Courtney vows to survive senior year on the anti-guy plan.

 


24 GIRLS IN 7 DAYS by Alex Bradley.
There are few things sadder than Jack Grammar's love life. So when his friends take it upon themselves to get him a date to the prom by placing an intensely humiliating ad in the school paper, they think they are doing him a favor. Jack doesn't agree. But then the most amazing thing happens: responses to the ad are overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact, that Jack must narrow the list down. Not an easy task. Turns out, the girls at City High are quite competitive. From drive-by flashings to breaking and entering to cell phone stalkers, these potential prom dates will stop at nothing to snag the suddenly popular Jack. How will he ever choose just one? (From BN.com)