The summer after graduating from an Iowa high school, eighteen-year-old Dade Hamilton watches his parents' marriage disintegrate, ends his long-term, secret relationship, comes out of the closet, and savors first love.
Bachorz carves out a compelling niche in the dystopian genre, tackling issues of faith, perseverance, and obligation in this bleak tale of an isolated community enslaved by the past. -Publishers Weekly
Even when you're young and beautiful, life in the Hamptons can get sticky. Eliza's boyfriend wants to rush into marriage, an ex-boyfriend gets under Mara's skin, and a fashion photographer urges Jacqui to abandon college for modeling. Fourth in the Au Pairs series.
When Auden impulsively goes to stay with her father, stepmother, and new baby sister the summer before she starts college, all the trauma of her parents' divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and having new experiences such as learning to ride a bike and dating.
When their love is exposed, Laura is expelled and kicked out her home and Marlena goes back to Puerto Rico. Laura then moves in with her best friend and begins the task of getting her life back together.
Just as 16-year-old Josie and her mother finally begin trusting men enough to start dating seriously, the father Josie never knew comes back to town and shakes up what was already becoming a difficult mother-daughter relationship.
In an effort to improve her social status, a new scholarship student at an exclusive girls' school uses a fake online profile to help a popular girl get back at her ex-boyfriend, but the consequences are difficult to handle.
While spending the summer in the Hamptons, 16-year-old Mia is disappointed that her cousin Corinne has grown so distant, but when she meets the irresistible and adventurous boy next door, everything changes for the better.
Three friends, three prom problems: Laura's boyfriend is accompanying her halfheartedly, Jace wants to invite a boy who goes out of his mind in crowds, and Chloe's freethinking personality may not mesh with her blind date's.