7.03.2006

New Books...
Surrender by Sonya Hartnett
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From the book jacket...
"As life slips away, Gabriel looks back over his brief twenty years, which have been clouded by frustration and humiliation. A small town and distant parents ensure that he is never allowed to forget the horrific mistake he made as a child. He has only two friends – his dog, Surrender, and the unruly wild boy, Finnigan, with whom he made a boyhood pact.
When a series of arson attacks grips the town, Gabriel realized how unpredictable and dangerous Finnigan is. Events begin to spiral out of control, and it becomes clear that only the most extreme measures will rid Gabriel of Finnigan for good."



Playing the Field by Phil Bildner
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From the book jacket...

"All Darcy wants is to play on the baseball team, to hear her name announced, “Now batting, Darcy Miller,” to play the field. Is that so much to ask? Unfortunately, it might be. In a few short months, Darcy Miller goes from typical senior in high school to candidate for Jerry Springer. Her mom has started dating Darcy’s principal, the very principal whose son Darcy happened to have started a huge flirt-fest with, now brought to a screeching halt. When she decided to let her mom go to bat (so to speak) for her to play on the baseball team, Darcy thinks things are starting to look up. After all, Principal Basset caves and decides to let her play. But he has two conditions that shake up her entire game: She must pretend to be a lesbian (WHAT?) and she must join the GSA, the Gay-Straight Alliance (WHAT? WHAT?), the president of which happens to be her best friend – make that her ex-best friend, Josh. Okay, Darcy’s senior year might seem complicated at first. It’s not. It’s insurmountably, unforgettably, and – most of the time – hilariously complicated.
But if anyone can handle it, it’s Darcy. She’ll do anything just to play the field."


The Geography of Girlhood by Kirsten Smith
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From the book jacket...
"Penny Morrow is ready to escape the pocket of home, ready to be in love, ready to find her way in the world. Navigating the choppy waters of her lfie, she confronts the complicated truths of her not-quite-normal family, the highs and lows of high school, her lost mother and her lost best friend, and one alluring bad boy who just might be more adventure than she bargained for."


As always, these books are AVAILABLE and waiting to be checked out at the Imperial Beach Library!

For those of you participating in the Summer Reading Program, Surrender and The Geography of Girlhood look like really quick reads!

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