RECOMMENDED: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally is $1.99 right now. This is a YA friends-to-lovers story that was recommended by both Jane and myself during out most recent podcast. This book has a 3.89-star average, and readers particularly liked the heroine's ambition and determination to excel as a quarterback.
What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though- she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.
But everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty Greeen moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he's also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan's feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart's on the line?
Just a Summer Romance by Ann M. Martin is $1.99. Martin, creator of The Babysitters Club series, wrote this book, which was originally published in 1987. This digital edition is from Open Road Teen & Tween. Reader reviews say the writing is aimed at middle-grade readers, but what caught my eye was a review from a reader who says this was one of her very first romances, and another who says she used to read this book twice a year when she was a teenager.
Melanie’s first love is the boy of her dreams—can she make the relationship last after summer is gone?
Fourteen-year-old Melanie is spending the summer on Fire Island with her family when she meets Justin Hart. Handsome and mysterious, he seems as interested in her as she is in him, but insists that their relationship can only be a summer romance.
After summer ends, Melanie tries to let go and starts dating another guy back home. But Justin isn’t easy to forget—especially when Melanie sees him on the cover of a magazine! The star of a new show, he has clearly forgotten all about her. Or has he? Melanie is determined to get in touch with him and find out just what she meant to him last summer.
This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author’s collection.
RECOMMENDED: Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume is still $1.99. This is a YA coming of age novel from Judy Blume. After her father is shot, a girl and her mom move to New Mexico for a fresh start. I read this book at least ten or twelve times as a teen, and still remember specific scenes in the book, particularly those involving Davey's grief, her discovery of her strength, and her very quiet feelings for Wolf. While the content may seem a little dated to more current audience, readers felt the book's themes transcend age and time. It also has a 3.8-star rating on GR.
Davey has never felt so alone in her life.
Her father is dead (shot in a holdup) and now her mother is moving the family to New Mexico to try to recover.
Climbing in Los Alamos Canyons, Davey meets mysterous Wolf, who seems to understand the rage and fear she feels. Slowly, with Wolf's help, Davey realizes that she must get on with her life.
But when will she be ready to leave the past behind? Will she ever stop hurting?