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  • Beverly, Right Here

    On a hot summer’s day in her small Florida town, fourteen-year-old Beverly Tapinski sadly buries her dog Buddy with the help of her best friend Raymie. ¬†She then decides to leave town and hitches a ride with her cousin to… Read More ›

  • The Beholder

    Here is a fairy tale set in an imaginary location and time period that creatively (and loosely) references known countries and areas, medieval and modern customs, weaponry, technology and some vocabulary, and that spans the development of feminism through the… Read More ›

  • All Eyes on Us

    Amanda Kelly and Carter Shaw, who have been The Couple in their high school for the past 3-1/2 years, are now approaching graduation and the beginning of their college careers. Their future lives together are planned, as far as the… Read More ›

  • Patron Saints of Nothing

    Right before his last Spring Break before graduating from high school, seventeen-year-old Jay learns that his Filipino cousin Jun is dead, apparently killed as an addict and drug dealer in President Duterte’s war on drugs. Jun’s father, a regional police… Read More ›

  • Technically, You Started It

    In today’s catfishing world, you would expect a YA novel written entirely in text messages between two people who, though classmates, really know nothing about each other, to be a cautionary tale. Complicating this texting relationship is the fact that… Read More ›

  • Virtually Yours

    NYU freshman Mariam Vakilian is finding it hard to adjust to her breakup with her high-school boyfriend Caleb, who is attending college in California. Although they had dated for three glorious and happy years, Caleb decided that a long-distance relationship… Read More ›

  • Opposite of Always

    Eighteen-year-old Jack King’s two best friends in the world are Jillian and Franny (Francisco). Unfortunately, Jack has been in love with Jillian since they met at the beginning of freshman year at Elytown High, though she is unaware of how… Read More ›

  • Sorry for Your Loss

    Pup Flanagan has spent most of his seventeen years as (in his mind) an undistinguished person compared to his seven older siblings. At school he is accepted by his classmates but generally ignored, neither liked nor disliked. He has no… Read More ›

  • Ordinary Girls

    Here’s a modern day send-up of a Jane Austen novel: two young girls–their acclaimed novelist father deceased for many years–live with their inept artistic mother in a shabby but genteel Victorian house in a Philadelphia neighborhood. They subsist on royalties… Read More ›

  • famous in a small town

    Ahh, summer days in a small midwestern town when you’re a high school junior-soon-to-be-senior working the usual low-wage jobs, attending summer band practice, planning for college and worrying about just how far away you want to get from home once… Read More ›