Read them before they're on your screen:
girlfriend material because she and Abby start dating. And things are freakin' fantastic... until they aren't. Trust and boundaries are broken and things derail fast. Will they get back together or is their love doomed to the dumps?
PS The "best burger in Los Angeles" bit is because Abby's new friend Jax is on a mission for his dad's new app: to taste test all the burgers in LA and rate them to help people figure out which burger is the best, and therefore the one they should eat. (It's an intriguing B-story, and I like the Jax-and-Abby friendship.)
The Summer of Jordi Perez is a delight! It's an easy read that has just the right amount of romance without being CW-level cutsy-gross. And the fat positivity is superb. THIS is the body-positivity story that I want (not Julie Murphy's Dumplin').
This is me after hearing about One Day at a Time's cancellation:
(Anyone else mourning?
Well, to help tide us over until we can find the next best thing to binge-watch, Bustle put together a list of read-alikes, and we have several of them! (And I've added a few more, too.)
I read these two mysteries back to back, and despite the fact that they were published around the same time, they are actually pretty different. Let's see how they handle it when forced into a face-off.
Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) is deliciously sex-positive. Jack is gay, so most of it gay-gentric, but there are also tidbits of lesbian-centric and even asexual-centric positivity.
Jack and his two best friends Jenna and Ben go to a private school in NYC. Jenna, who has an investigative website, convinces Jack to write Ann Landers-style sex advice to anonymous emailers. Jack has lots to share because, as he says, he likes having sex and isn't shy about it. Things are going swimmingly until Jack starts getting these mysterious origami-folded, pink notes in his locker. They start out innocent enough, but quickly become stalker-y, which leads to the three friends investigating. The culprit is unexpected, which makes for delightful storytelling.
Every year, the Texas State Library chooses 20 or so books that will appeal to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade readers.
When the list is announced, Bethany and Bonnie like to go on a shopping spree at the book vendor's to make sure we can get these books in your hands.
These are the books we're most excited about having available soon at Bastrop Public Library.