Better Off Friends
by Elizabeth Eulberg,
My favorite of Eulberg’s books, Better Off Friends, is told from the
alternating perspectives of two best friends.
It feels like Macallan and Levi have known each other forever. They have
tons of inside jokes, love each other’s families, know each other’s favorite
foods, movies, etc. But things have started to get complicated in high
school. No one seems to be able to accept that they are “just friends”.
Finding a date is tricky enough because everyone thinks they’re together.
And double dating turns into a nightmare because they spend more time
talking to one another than their dates. Eventually they realize it’s time
to decide---are they better off friends? Or are they just a leap away from a
Filled with fun, this is a great read for guys and girls alike. I loved
Macallan and Levi’s friendship and found myself devouring the book waiting
to find out what they would do with their relationship.
The Chapel Wars
by Lindsey Leavitt,
It’s a Romeo and Juliet tale set on the Las Vegas strip…
Sixteen-year-old Holly has just inherited her grandfather’s wedding
chapel---on the Las Vegas strip! She’s always loved the chapel and though it
has definitely seen better days, she has big ideas of how to turn the
drowning business around. Being her parents’ boss is pretty tricky,
especially since they’ve recently divorced, but she’s got bigger problems.
Namely, the chapel next door and Dax, grandson of her family’s mortal enemy.
Cupid is about to make her life a whole lot more complicated.
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Just Like the Movies
by Kelly Fiore,
Ever wonder why love can’t be like it is in the movies? You’re not
Marijke, a popular and pretty track star, seems like she has it all
together. Lily is a classic overachiever always looking ahead to
college and her future. But when they hit senior year they both
realize, they are clueless when it comes to love and romance. An
unexpected encounter at the movies sparks a question---it possible
to use the movies as a guide for real-life romance? Can Marijke find
a way to get her boyfriend to say the “L” word? Can Lily get a date
for prom? It promises to be a bumpy ride as they test out their
theories---but along the way? They just might find a friend.
This is What Happy Looks Like
by Jennifer E. Smith,
It all starts with an email---to the wrong address. Hollywood
heartthrob, Graham Larkin, accidentally emails Ellie O’Neal about
caring for his pet pig, starting a correspondence that surprises
them both. Their growing friendship drives Graham to choose Ellie’s
hometown as the setting for his next movie. What will happen when
they come to face-to-face? Can a movie star and the girl next door
truly find love in the real world?
Another great title by Jennifer E. Smith, this story of two teens
finding their way---all while trying to navigate the pitfalls of
first love---will leave you smiling.
To check out these books or get recommendations for other great
reads, please come see us at the Lincoln Public Library, 725 Pekin
(Melissa Oxborrow, Youth Services Librarian)
Lincoln Public Library District]