Blue skies, white puff-clouds, hot temps, cicadas buzzing in the lush treetops . . . feels like summer here already. Grab a glass of your iced favorite and peruse five May Elevensies debuts with me!
Flawless by Lara Chapman: Sarah Burke is just about perfect with killer blue eyes, gorgeous blonde hair, and impeccable grades. There’s just one tiny – all right, enormous – flaw: her nose. On the first day of senior year, Rock Conway walks into her journalism class and, well, rocks her world. Problem is, her best friend, Kristen, falls for him too, and when Rock and Kristen stand together, it’s like Barbie and Ken come to life. So when Kristen begs Sarah to help her nab Rock, Sarah does the only thing a best friend can do – she agrees. For someone so smart, what was she thinking?
OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy: It’s the summer Christian Society Speech and Performing Arts camp and Ellie Taylor can win it all: a scholarship to a private high school, a chance to compete on the best speech team in the country, and Devon – the insanely hot guy who’s also her hottest competition. There’s just one catch. If the private scholarship donor finds out she’s Jewish, Ellie could lose it all. Will hiding her true identity be worth a shot at her dreams?
Popular by Alissa Grosso: For reigning popularity queen Hamilton Best, the very idea of graduation is filled with fear. She’s always been the star of Fidelity High’s most exclusive clique. But the clique is slowly coming apart at the seams, and not just because of graduation. All the hand-picked members of the clique have their own agendas, desires, and secrets, but they have one thing in common: they’re desperate to break away from Hamilton. Yet she has the most shocking secret of all. If the truth got out, it would completely destroy her fragile world. And she’ll do anything to keep that from happening.
The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski: In the world of Sheridan Wells, life is perfect when she’s decorating a cake. Unfortunately, everything else is a complete mess: her mom ran off years ago, her dad is more interested in his restaurant, and the idea of a boyfriend is laughable. Sheridan is convinced finding her mom will solve all her problems – but her dad’s about to get a cooking show in New York, which means her dream of a perfect family will be dashed.
The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner: Nick’s family is falling apart and his best friend, the Scoot, is dying from a freak disease. Enter Jaycee Amato, a quirky girl with an odd affinity for Of Mice and Men. She’s made a seemingly impossible promise to Scoot and wants Nick’s help to keep it. Armed only with the wisdom of Yoda, the beauty of Steinbeck, and the vaguest of plans, Nick and Jaycee set off on a secret, whirlwind journey to find the father that Scoot has never known.