• Babe In Boyland by Jody Gerhman

    Babe In Boyland by Jody Gehrman Publication Date: February 17, 2011 Publisher: Dial Pages: 292 Source: Borrowed When high school junior Natalie – or Dr. Aphrodite, as she calls herself when writing the relationship column for her school paper – is accused of knowing nothing about guys and giving girls bad relationship advice, she decides to investigate what guys really think and want. But the guys in her class won’t give her straight or serious answers. The only solution? Disguising herself as a guy and spending a week at Underwood Academy, the private all-boy boarding school in town. There she learns a lot about guys and girls in ways she…

  • Girlfriend Material by Melissa Kantor

    Girlfriend Material by Melissa Kantor Publication Date: June 8, 2010 Publisher: Hyperion Pages: 251 Source: Borrowed Buy the Book: Amazon | Book Depository Summary via Goodreads: If Kate were Lady Brett Ashley, the devastating heroine of Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, she’d spend her summers careering around the Riviera in her coup, breaking hearts by the dozen–because why not? In reality, Kate’s never even had a boyfriend, and she’ll be spending the summer abetting her mom’s lame ploy to make her dad jealous: running off to Cape Cod and crashing at the seaside home of her wealthy friends, the Cooper-Melnicks. To add to the shame, the Cooper-Melnicks’ gorgeous daughter is…

  • Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler

    Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler Publication Date: March 8, 2011 Publisher: Flux Pages: 303 Source: Holly Schindler via Playing Hurt Philippine Blog Tour Star basketball player Chelsea “Nitro” Keyes had the promise of a full ride to college—and everyone’s admiration back home. Then she took a horrible fall during senior year. Now a metal plate holds her together and she feels like a stranger in her own family. That summer, Chelsea’s dad hires Clint, a nineteen-year-old ex-hockey player and “boot camp” trainer, to work with her at a northern Minnesota lake resort. As they grow close, Chelsea finds that Clint’s haunted by his own tragedy. Will their romance end up…

  • Instructions For A Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson

    Instructions For A Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson Publication Date: May 1, 2011 Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc. Pages: 320 Source: ARC from publisher Top Twenty Reasons He’s A Slimy Jerk Bastard Jessa: To help you get over your train wreck of an EX, I’ve enclosed 20 envelopes. Each one has a reason why Sean is a jerk and not worth the dirt on your shoes. And each one has an instruction for you to do one un-Jessa-like thing a day.  NO CHEATING! Ciao! — C When Jessa catches her boyfriend, Sean, making out with Natalie “The Boob Job” Stone three days before her drama club’s departure to Italy, she completely freaks.…

  • The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder

    The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder Released Date: April 4, 2011 Publisher: Graphia Genres: YA, Contemporary Pages: 243 (e-ARC) Source: NetGalley* At Penford High School, Britney Taylor is the queen bee. She dates whomever she likes, rules over her inner circle of friends like Genghis Khan, and can ruin anyone’s life with a snap of perfectly manicured fingers. Just ask the unfortunate few who have crossed her. For April Bowers, Britney is also the answer to her prayers. April is so unpopular, kids don’t even know she exists. But one lunch spent at Britney’s table, and April is basking in the glow of popularity. But Britney’s friendship comes with a high price…

  • Stay by Deb Caletti

    Stay by Deb Caletti Release Date: April 5, 2011 Publisher: Simon Pulse Genres: YA, Contemporary Pages: 320 Source: Galley Grab*   Summary via Goodreads: Clara’s relationship with Christian is intense from the start, and like nothing she’s ever experienced before. But what starts as devotion quickly becomes obsession, and it’s almost too late before Clara realizes how far gone Christian is—and what he’s willing to do to make her stay. Now Clara has left the city—and Christian—behind. No one back home has any idea where she is, but she still struggles to shake off her fear. She knows Christian won’t let her go that easily, and that no matter how…

  • Zitface by Emily Howse

    Title: ZitfaceAuthor: Emily HowseRelease Date: April 1, 2011Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Children’s BooksGenres: YA, Realistic-FictionPages: 208Source: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!)Buy the Book: Amazon | Book DepositorySummary from Publisher’s site: Thirteen-year-old Olivia Hughes has always considered herself a lucky girl. She knows what she wants to do with her life—be an actress. And she’s already on her way. She just landed a national ad campaign that should get her noticed. But then her luck runs out. A little pimple turns into a full-blown case of acne, with serious side effects for her career, her relationships, and her self-esteem. Now all she wants to do is hide, but she can’t. She goes…