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Date Me Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye

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Bryson Keller dates someone new every week. As the dare goes, the first person to ask him out on Monday morning gets to be that week’s new boo, as well as have the chance to convince Bryson Keller to fall in love with them. So far every person has been a girl, that is, until Kai Sheridan takes a leap and asks Bryson to go out with him for a week. Shockingly, Bryson says yes. Will Kai be able to win Bryson’s heart when nobody else has?

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Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror by Junji Ito

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Kurôzu-cho, a small town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. Their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the world. It manifests itself in everything from seashells and whirlpools in water to the spiral marks on people’s bodies. As the madness spreads, the inhabitants of Kurôzu-cho are pulled ever deeper into a spiral from which there is no return. Where has this evil come from and when will it be satisfied?

Suspend your disbelief and spiral into a new escape in Junji Ito’s Uzumaki. The slow pace will leave you gasping at every horrific turn. Readers will never see spirals the same again.

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Tell Me Again What a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

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Leila is a young Iranian-American high school girl. She is also a lesbian. These two pieces of her identity, as you can infer, do not mix. As she struggles to come to personal terms with her homosexuality, as well as navigate the strange new world of crushes and high school dating, Leila must also confront her fear of what might happen to her relationship with her family if her family finds out.

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The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald

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In the small hours of the morning, Abi Knight is startled awake by the phone call no mother ever wants to get: her teenage daughter Olivia has fallen off a bridge. Not only is Olivia brain dead, she’s pregnant and must remain on life support to keep her baby alive. And then Abi sees the angry bruises circling Olivia’s wrists.

When the police unexpectedly rule Olivia’s fall an accident, Abi decides to find out what really happened that night. Heartbroken and grieving, she unravels the threads of her daughter’s life. Was Olivia’s fall an accident? Or something far more sinister?

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Don’t Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay

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If you took road trips with your family prior to 1980, this book is for you. Don’t Make Me Pull Over! An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay will bring back a time on the road when almost anything was acceptable. Who doesn’t recall children piled into the back seat with pillows, blankets, games, and food? Anytime there was more than one child in the back, an argument was going to occur about who was on whose side. Cars were large and could accommodate six people comfortably. Of course there were three people in the front and three in the back. Seat belts? There were none. Well, yes, there were but no one really used a seat belt, did they? See what memories of your past come back to you when you read this book.

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The Thank-You Project by Nancy Davis Kho

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Gratitude and happiness go hand-in-hand — and The Thank-You Project provides an easy-to-follow approach for creating more of both.

Who helped you become the person you are today? As Nancy Davis Kho approached a milestone birthday, she decided to answer that question by sending thank-you letters to the many people who had influenced her, helped her, and inspired her over the years: family, friends, mentors, teachers, co-workers, even a couple of former friends and exes. While her recipients always seemed genuinely pleased to read the letters, what Nancy never expected was the profound and positive effect the process would have on her. As it turns out, emerging research proves that actively appreciating the formative people in your life, past and present, can lead to a lasting increase in your happiness levels–and The Thank-you Project offers a charming, entertaining roadmap to see, say and savor your way there.

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