British author Pratt's (Remix, 2016) latest is an original story based on the popular graphic-novel series of the same name. It follows the hilarious and heartfelt misadventures of three university students: Daisy, the innocent home-schooled girl, Susan the sardonic wit and Esther the vivacious drama queen. Although they're very different, the three girls become fast friends during their first week of school. It's a good thing they have each other's back because in the giant adventure that's college, nothing goes as planned. But with loyal friends like these, there’s nothing the girls can’t handle!
The State of Grace
With enormous insight, in her first YA novel, Rachael Lucas tells the heartwarming story of fifteen-year-old Grace who has high-functioning autism. Life is challenging for the teen as she pretends to be "normal" in a world where she doesn't understand the social rules of conduct. Although she does her best to avoid any kind of attention, at school Grace is a natural target for resident mean-girl Holly who makes her life miserable. She's happiest when she's with her best friend Anna or her beloved horse Mabel. But when Grace's crush Gabe kisses her at a party, suddenly the world doesn't make sense anymore and her life starts to spin out of control.
We Regret to Inform You
Written with humor and heart, Kaplan's (Grendel’s Guide to Love and War, 2017) cautionary tale is a reminder that students are more than their GPA and test scores. Mischa Abramavicius understands the college admission process: get perfect grades and SAT scores, send out applications, and wait for the acceptance letters. But when she's rejected by every school she applies to, even her loathsome safety school, Mischa knows that something is terribly wrong. With the help of her best friend and crush, Nate and a group of eccentric girls dedicated to hacking known as The Ophelia Syndicate, she launches an investigation that will shake the quiet community of Blanchard Prep to its stately brick foundations!
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