A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHTMARE
Another stunner for this up-and-comer! Real-world challenges are the focus of Keplinger’s story about discovering yourself and living up to your potential. Whitley may be the prickliest of her heroines yet, but readers will commiserate with her as she figures out what she wants — and how to get it.
Whitley Johnson just wants to have one last awesome summer with her divorced dad before she goes to college. But she soon learns that he’s got a whole new replacement family — complete with a new son, the guy Whitley hooked up with at her graduation party. Whitley parties hard, trying to forget how much she doesn’t fit in. Will she realize that everything she’s always wanted is right under her nose? (POPPY, Jun., 304 pp., $17.99, HC, ISBN: 9780316084222, 16 & Up)