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Children and Ages 8-12

Nate knows he’s meant for big things. REALLY big things. But things don’t always go your way just because you’re awesome. Trouble always seems to find him, but Nate keeps his cool. He knows he’s destined for greatness. A fortune cookie told him so.

Leah DeCesare

Leah DeCesare’s childhood dream was to become an author though she never expected her first book to be about parenting. The Naked Parenting series stemmed from her main gig as mother of three and she writes between car pools and laundry.

FORKS, KNIVES, AND SPOONS is her debut novel. Leah has also written articles for publication in The Huffington Post, the International Doula, The Key, and other online outlets and local publications.

Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary - July 2017

Our July Guy-Brary selection includes FLIGHT RISK by Jennifer Fenn, which documents the strange life of Robert Jackson Kelly as he steals, flies and crashes three planes before being caught by police; THE INEVITABLE COLLISION OF BIRDIE & BASH by Candace Ganger, which follows Sebastian "Bash" Alvaréz and Birdie Paxton's relationship as the shared secrets of their pasts come to light; and Erin McCahan's THE LAKE EFFECT, a funny and honest story of Briggs Henry's summer as a personal assistant in Lake Michigan, attending his boss' funerals --- plural --- and chasing after the enigmatic girl-next-door, Abigail.

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Wanda Urbanska

Wanda Urbanska is the author of nine books, including THE HEART OF SIMPLE LIVING: 7 Paths to a Better Life.

Derek Lipton

Reviewer

Derek Lipton is a 2012 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he studied literature and art history. He enjoys longboarding, catching up on superhero movies and reading the books he missed as a kid.

Books to Read After Watching "Everything, Everything"

Rare, incurable illness? Check. Against-all-odds romance? Double check. A lifechanging journey? Check, check, check. EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon introduces readers to 17-year-old Maddy, a girl who is literally allergic to the world and has basically never left her house. When a moving truck arrives next door, however, and tall, lean Olly jumps out, Maddy feels certain that love is on the forecast. As Maddy and Olly gaze at each other through their windows and learn about one another through text, they begin to form a deep bond that makes them question everything. This amazing book has recently been adapted for the big screen and Teenreads gushed and sighed through the movie starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson. With summer just around the corner, we've curated this list of books with similar romances, illnesses and captivating plotlines to keep you reading all summer long. Whether you've seen the movie and loved it or are waiting to read the book first, you're sure to find your next read on this bookshelf.

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Victoria Scott

Author

Victoria Scott is the acclaimed author of eight books for young adults. Her novels are sold in fourteen different countries, and she loves receiving fan mail from across the world. Victoria loves high fashion, big cities, and pink cotton candy. You can find her online at VictoriaScott.com.

Rowan Altwood

Author

Kelley York and Rowan Altwood are a wife and wife writing team living in central California with their daughter and way too many cats. Kelley is the author of HUSHED, MADE OF STARS, and MODERN MONSTERS, and OTHER BREAKABLE THINGS is Rowan’s debut.

Kelley York

Author

Kelley York and Rowan Altwood are a wife and wife writing team living in central California with their daughter and way too many cats. Kelley is the author of HUSHED, MADE OF STARS, and MODERN MONSTERS, and OTHER BREAKABLE THINGS is Rowan’s debut.