Young Adults

“The Accidental Boyfriend” by Lori Freeland
“The Accidental Boyfriend” by Lori Freeland 663 1024 Reader Views Kids
All Jessica Thorne wanted was a moment to collect her thoughts before the conference. Instead, she’s lip-locking with a (handsome) stranger and being ambushed by curious onlookers. After the intoxicating sensation of his lips wears off, Jess is instantly irritated by his arrogance. The guy, Gabriel Wade, is a famous Hollywood actor known for being a ladies’ man. He asks a bizarre request of Jess: be his pretend girlfriend for a week. What? Jess has never even kissed a boy (until five minutes ago), and now some Hollywood player wants to parade her around for all to see. No way! The introverted teen author already has enough on her plate—like dodging deadlines for her upcoming book and dealing with a raging case of imposter syndrome. read more
“Ace on the Hill” by JC Wesslen
“Ace on the Hill” by JC Wesslen 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
“Ace on the Hill” by award-winning JC Wesslen is an absorbing coming-of-age novel about Jay Zimmerman, a young man with a lot of heart and imagination who is also impressionable. He’s not used to being grounded in one place, but when the family moves to Boston in 1975, he has to learn about his new life here and how to fit in, since he’s about to become a teen. Even though he has ups and downs, he finds new friends at the ballfield, especially with Paul, who is the leader, of sorts. They share a close friendship and a love for Boston, including the Red Sox. read more