Angel-Lover

By RJ Conte

Chad is a reclusive teenager whose thoughts are full of loneliness and suicide. The only thing that he obsesses over more than planning his own death is the nicest, sweetest, most beautiful girl in school. As he stalks her and watches her, he learns the truth about what she believes in and, in the process, finds Someone Else he did not expect.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Self-harm and teen issues are two principal connections between Angel-Lover and the previously featured book.

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About the Author

RJ ConteRJ Conte, formerly Rachael Lynn Thomas, has kissed only one boy in her entire life. And she married him, inspiring her to write about sweet or powerful love stories ever since.

RJ Conte writes realistic, issue-driven fiction that explores human nature and the depths of the soul, while pointing readers to their Creator.

She operates a book review and rating website to help parents make informed decisions on what to allow their children to read. She also blogs on parenting, publishing, painting, and perorating.

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Memoirs of a Girl Who Loves God

By C.L. Wells

Fourteen-year-old Krystal finds herself flailing when her parents separate. Withdrawing from her family and friends, she begins cutting. No one knows.

At her new school, she makes one single friend, Em, who invites her to volunteer at the local homeless shelter. There, Krystal discovers fellow misfits, including Brandon, a boy from her school. How can Krystal start a new life when the scars of her old one will never fully heal?

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Memoirs of a Girl Who Loves God has several things in common with the previously featured book including hope, loss, and strong emotions.

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About the Author

c-l-wellsC.L. Wells is a JANE-OF-ALL-TRADES, with a passion for writing and animals. She lives in Kansas with her family, which includes a fat doggie who is not named Toto and a cat who moonlights as an escape artist. Both are seniors. Feel free to ask her about the ‘escape artist.’ She plans to write about it someday. She would love hearing from you.

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True Colors

(Landry’s True Colors Series Book 1)

By Krysten Lindsay Hager

Landry Albright just wants to be one of the interesting girls at school who always have exciting things going on in their lives. She wants to stand out, but also wants to fit in, so she gives in when her two best friends, Ericka and Tori, push her into trying out for a teen reality show modeling competition with them. Landry goes in nervous, but impresses the judges enough to make it to the next round. However, Ericka and Tori get cut and basically “unfriend” her on Monday at school. Landry tries to make new friends, but gets caught up between wanting to be herself and conforming to who her new friends want her to be. Along the way she learns that modeling is nowhere as glamorous as it seems, how to deal with frenemies, a new crush, and that true friends see you for who you really are and like you because of it.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

School days and bullies are two ties between True Colors and the previously featured book.

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About the Author

Krysten Lindsay HagarKrysten Lindsay Hager is an Amazon international bestselling author and book addict who has never met a bookstore she didn’t like. She’s worked as a journalist and writes middle grade, YA, humor essays, and adult fiction. Topics include friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, middle school and high school, frenemies, modeling, crushes, values, and self-image.

She is originally from Michigan and has lived in Portugal, South Dakota, and currently resides in Southern Ohio where you can find her reading and writing when she’s not catching up on her favorite shows. She received her master’s degree from the University of Michigan-Flint.

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Collision

(Trial Bay series Book 1)

By PJ Byer

Angry and defiant, Stella runs away from home and lands in a small seaside village. It is overlooked by the forbidding ruins of Trial Bay gaol.

Stella hides out in the town and is disturbed by her growing confusion about her identity. Her mysterious flashbacks to the gaol one hundred years before are even more frightening.

What is reality? What is fantasy? And is the guy next door the one to help her solve the mystery?

Or will a stranger unlock the key to her past?

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Collision ties well to the previous book listing, Juliet’s Journey by Kathy Gates, because the main characters in both novels suffer the loss of their mother.

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About the Author

P J ByerPJ Byer is a Young Adult writer. She began to write the day after retiring from English, History and Drama teaching, inspired by the stories of Trial Bay gaol. PJ and her family holidayed at beautiful Trial Bay north of Kempsey, on the Australian mid-north coast, in the shadow of the ruins of the gaol where hundreds of World War One Germans had been interned.

PJ is married with two adult daughters, and lives on the Central Coast near the beach, an hour north of Sydney. Her interests include bushwalking, stand-up paddle boarding, theatre, music and singing, as well as volunteering for ShelterBox, a disaster relief charity.

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