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April 2014 young adult book releases: Contemporary Part 1

Breakfast Served Anytime
Breakfast Served AnytimeCandlewick Press

These books are being released in April 2014. For other April releases, please see the links at the bottom of the article. Stay tuned for more April releases.

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Breakfast Served Anytime
Breakfast Served Anytime Candlewick Press

Breakfast Served Anytime

Title: Breakfast Served Anytime
Author:  Sarah Combs
Release date: April 8, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

When Gloria sets out to spend the summer before her senior year at a camp for gifted and talented students, she doesn’t know quite what to expect. Fresh from the heartache of losing her grandmother and missing her best friend, Gloria resolves to make the best of her new circumstances. But some things are proving to be more challenging than she expected. Like the series of mysterious clues left by a certain Professor X before he even shows up to teach his class, Secrets of the Written Word. Or the very sweet, but very conservative, roommate whose coal-industry family champions mountaintop removal. Not to mention the obnoxious Mason, who dresses like the Mad Hatter and immediately gets on Gloria’s nerves — but somehow won’t escape her thoughts. Beautifully told by debut author Sarah Combs, this honest and touching story of growing up is imbued with the serene atmosphere of Kentucky’s natural landscape.

Catch a Falling Star
Catch a Falling Star Scholastic Press

Catch a Falling Star

Title: Catch a Falling Star
Author: Kim Culbertson
Release date: April 29, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Publisher: Scholastic Press
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

A deliciously charming novel about finding true love . . . and yourself.

Nothing ever happens in Little, CA. Which is just the way Carter Moon likes it. But when Hollywood arrives to film a movie starring former child star turned PR mess Adam Jakes, everything changes. Carter's town becomes a giant glittery set and, much to her annoyance, everyone is starry-eyed for Adam. Carter seems to be the only girl not falling all over herself to get a glimpse of him. Which apparently makes her perfect for the secret offer of a lifetime: playing the role of Adam's girlfriend while he's in town, to improve his public image, in exchange for a hefty paycheck. Her family really needs the money and so Carters agrees. But it turns out Adam isn't at all who she thought he was. As they grow closer, their relationship walks a blurry line between what's real and what's fake, and Carter must open her eyes to the scariest of unexplored worlds - her future. Can Carter figure out what she wants out of life AND get the guy? Or are there no Hollywood endings in real life?

The Chance You Won't Return
The Chance You Won't Return Candlewick Press

The Chance You Won't Return

Title: The Chance You Won't Return
Author: Annie Cardi
Release date: April , 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Driver's ed and a first crush should be what Alex Winchester is stressed out about in high school - and she is. But what's really on her mind is her mother. Why is she dressing in Dad's baggy khaki pants with a silk scarf around her neck? What is she planning when she pores over maps in the middle of the night? When did she stop being Mom and start being Amelia Earhart? Alex tries to keep her budding love life apart from the growing disaster at home as her mother sinks further into her delusions. But there are those nights, when everyone else is asleep, when it's easier to confide in Amelia than it ever was to Mom. Now, as Amelia's flight plans become more intense, Alex is increasingly worried that Amelia is planning her final flight - the flight from which she never returns. What could possibly be driving Mom's delusions, and how far will they take her?

Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly
Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly HMH Books for Young Readers

Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly

Title: Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly
Author: Conrad Wesselhoeft
Release date: April 8, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Seventeen year-old dirt-bike daredevil Arlo Santiago catches the eye of the U.S. military with his first-place ranking on a video game featuring drone warfare, and must reconcile the work they want him to do with the emotional scars he has suffered following a violent death in his family. ADIOS, NIRVANA author Conrad Wesselhoeft takes readers from the dusty arroyos of New Mexcio to the skies over war-torn Pakistan in this young adult novel about daring to live in the wake of unbearable loss.

Don't Call Me Baby
Don't Call Me Baby HarperTeen

Don't Call Me Baby

Title: Don't Call Me Baby
Author:  Gwendolyn Heasley
Release date: April 22, 2014
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Publisher: HarperTeen
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

All her life, Imogene has been known as the girl on THAT blog.

Imogene's mother has been writing an incredibly embarrassing, and incredibly popular, blog about her since before she was born. Hundreds of thousands of perfect strangers knew when Imogene had her first period. Imogene's crush saw her "before and after" orthodontia photos. But Imogene is fifteen now, and her mother is still blogging about her, in gruesome detail, against her will.

When a mandatory school project compels Imogene to start her own blog, Imogene is reluctant to expose even more of her life online...until she realizes that the project is the opportunity she's been waiting for to tell the truth about her life under the virtual microscope and to define herself for the first time.

Fragile Line
Fragile Line Entangled Teen

Fragile Line

Title: Fragile Line
Author: Brooklyn Skye
Release date: April 21, 2014
Format: ebook
Pages: 259
Publisher: Entangled Teen
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

It can happen in a flash. One minute she’s kissing her boyfriend, the next she’s lost in the woods. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Cox is losing time. It started out small…forgetting a drive home or a conversation with a friend. But her blackouts are getting worse, more difficult to disguise as forgetfulness. When Ellie goes missing for three days, waking up in the apartment of a mysterious guy—a guy who is definitely not her boyfriend, her life starts to spiral out of control.

Perched on the edge of insanity, with horrific memories of her childhood leaking in, Ellie struggles to put together the pieces of what she’s lost—starting with the name haunting her, Gwen. Heartbreakingly beautiful, this poignant story follows one girl’s harrowing journey to finding out who she really is.

The Geography of You and Me
The Geography of You and Me Poppy

The Geography of You and Me

Title: The Geography of You and Me
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Release date: April 15, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publisher: Poppy
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.

Lucy and Owen's relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and -- finally -- a reunion in the city where they first met.