Saint Anything

Author: Sarah Dessen 
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (May 5, 2015)
ISBN: 978-0451474704

Sydney has always felt invisible. She’s grown accustomed to her brother, Peyton, being the focus of the family’s attention and, lately, concern. Peyton is handsome and charismatic, but seems bent on self-destruction. Now, after a drunk-driving accident that crippled a boy, Peyton’s serving some serious jail time, and Sydney is on her own, questioning her place in the family and the world.

Then she meets the Chatham family. Drawn into their warm, chaotic circle, Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance for the first time. There’s effervescent Layla, who constantly falls for the wrong guy, Rosie, who’s had her own fall from grace, and Mrs. Chatham, who even though ailing is the heart of the family. But it’s with older brother Mac—quiet, watchful, and protective—that Sydney finally feels seen, really seen, at last.

Saint Anything is Sarah Dessen’s deepest and most psychologically probing novel yet, telling an engrossing story of a girl discovering friendship, love, and herself.

The Summer Of Chasing Mermaids

Author: Sarah Ockler 
Publisher: Simon Pulse (June 2, 2015)
ISBN:  978-1481401272

The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.

Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: an ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry—except for one.

Christian Kane is a notorious playboy—insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He’s also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn’t treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother, Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life.

When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove’s high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn’t the only thing making waves, though—swept up in Christian’s seductive tide and entranced by the Cove’s charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude isn’t what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice. And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who’s best known for breaking them…

Confessions: The Paris Mysteries

Author: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (October 6, 2014)
ISBN: 978-0-316-37084-4
Series: Confessions (#3)

WHEN YOUR FAMILY IS ALL YOU HAVE…

Scarred by the deaths of their parents and accusations of murder, Tandy Angel and her siblings start a new life in Paris under the watchful eye of an uncle they hardly know.

BUT THEY’VE BETRAYED YOU TIME AND AGAIN…

A born detective, Tandy discovers a locked room in her grandmother’s house that holds ugly secrets about her family’s treacherous past.

WHO CAN YOU REALLY TRUST?

As Tandy delves deeper into the mysteries, the stakes get dangerously high when her family’s enemies seek the ultimate revenge for long-ago sins.

THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF PARIS ARE ABOUT TO GO DARK.

Confessions of a Murder Suspect

Author: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (September 24, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0-316-20700-3
Series: Confessions (#1)

Tandy Angel is a whip-smart teenager, a magnificently wealthy heiress who was possibly the last person to see her parents alive. Is she also a murderer?

Harrison Angel is her artistic twin brother and a concert pianist but was always a disappointment to their parents. Is he also a murderer?

Hugo Angel is their ten-year-old sibling, a little boy with uncanny strength … and their parents pushed him as hard as the rest of them. Is he also a murderer?

Matthew Angel is their famous older brother, an all-American football star who has more than one very good reason to hate his parents. Is he also a murderer?

From the creator of the Maximum Ride and Witch & Wizard series comes a brilliant teen heroine on a mission to bring her parents’ killer to justice, even if it means uncovering her family’s darkest secrets – and confessing some of her own.

Theodore Boone: The Activist

Author: John Grisham 
Publisher:  Puffin Books;  (April 22, 2014) 
ISBN:  978-0142423097
Series: Theodore Boone ( #4 )

Theodore Boone is back in action! As all of Strattenburg sits divided over a hot political and environmental issue, Theo finds himself right in the thick of it. The county commission is fighting hard to change the landscape of the town, and Theo is strongly opposed to the plans. But when he uncovers corruption beneath the surface, no one—not even Theo—is prepared for the risks—and potential harm—at stake. Torn between his conscience and the law, Theo will do whatever it takes to stand up for what is right.