LA PETITE FOUR
Scott's YA debut is a sweet, playful tale about self-discovery in 19th-century London. Readers will love feisty Lady Emily and her merry band.
Sixteen-year-old Lady Emily Southwell and her friends, Priscilla, Ariadne and Daphne, can't wait for the extravagant ball that will launch them into society. But when an unwanted engagement to Lord Robert threatens their fun, the girls set out to uncover the gentleman's secrets, putting Emily directly in the path of the very attractive James Cropper. (razorbill, Jun., 240 pp., $8.99, ISBN: 9781595142085, MM, 12 and Up)