THE BOOK OF TOMORROW

The Book Of Tomorrow is a book by Cecelia Alhern, published in 2011. The story follows Tamara after the suicide of her father. She’s grown up rich and spoiled, but after her father’s death, she and her mother are left with nothing — so they must move in with her aunt and uncle in the Irish countryside. Besides rebelling constantly against her apparently well-meaning aunt and uncle, Tamara meets the cute guy who runs a traveling library and picks up a strange book. The book, she comes to realize, is a diary … and each night, it’s pages are magically filled with her own writing about the day to come.


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THIS LULLABY

This Lullaby (2002) is a young adult novel written by Sarah Dessen. 

When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn’t mess around. After all, she’s learned all there is to know from her mother, who’s currently working on husband number five. But there’s something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy’s rules. He certainly doesn’t seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can’t seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy’s starting to understand what those love songs are all about?

This lullaby is only a few words A simple run of chords
Quiet here in this spare room
But you can hear it, hear it
Wherever you may go
I will let you down
But this lullaby plays on…

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DREAMLAND

Dreamland (2000) is a teen novel by the American author Sarah Dessen. It is an emotionally exhausting story about a teenage girl whose problems multiply exponentially as the pages turn, there are few, if any, pretty pictures to be found in DREAMLAND. Dreamland is a compelling and thoughtful book that offers a realistic, yet moralistic-free look into the search for self-identity.

Ever since she started going out with Rogerson Biscoe, Caitlin seems to have fallen into a semiconscious dreamland where nothing is quite real. Rogerson is different from anyone Caitlin has ever known. He’s magnetic. He’s compelling. He’s dangerous. Being with him makes Caitlin forget about everything else–her missing sister, her withdrawn mother, her lackluster life. But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him?

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THAT SUMMER

That Summer is Sarah Dessen’s first novel, published in 1996. This novel and Dessen’s Someone Like You, are the basis for the film How to Deal. That Summer by Sarah Dessen portrays the struggles of a fifteen-year-old trying to accept the major changes in her life over which she has no control. With her parents’ divorce, her father’s second marriage and her sister’s upcoming wedding, Haven feels she has no control over her life, so she dwells on memories of the summer that Ashley dated Sumner Lee and her family life seemed perfect. When Sumner Lee returns to Lakeview, Haven believes fate has sent him to remedy the past in some way, but she soon learns her memory does not mirror the actuality of the past. That Summer is a novel that explores the mindset of a teenage girl coming to terms with the past, accepting the present and looking forward to the future.

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CONFESS

Confess is a novel written by Colleen Hoover, published in March, 2015. The story is about the life of Auburn Reed, a girl with an incredibly hurtful past, and Owen Gentry, a guy who’s past with Auburn is a secret he’ll never share.

The story started with a prologue in Auburn’s perspective. Said prologue gives us a glimpse of what Auburn went through in the past, molding her into the strong woman she already is in present time. Her past with Adam, a man she fell in love with when she was 15 years old, might have been a quick one, (in the reader’s eyes, at least), but it felt just as real as any other love story.

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BITTERSWEET

Bittersweet is a book written by Sarah Ockler, published in 2012 by Simon Pulse Publishing House. This charming confection of a story features, as the author writes in her Acknowledgments, “cupcakes, figure skating, cute hockey boys, and lake-effect snowstorms.” It also is about growing up and facing real life, even when you make the wrong choices, and even when life gives you the bitter end instead of the sweet.

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WHERE SHE WENT

Where She Went is a young adult novel by Gayle Forman published in April 2011, and the sequel to If I Stay which was published in 2009. The novel picks back up years after Mia’s accident. This time, however, the novel is told from the perspective of Adam, Mia’s (now) ex-boyfriend. The two were going through a hard time when Mia made the decision to end her relationship with Adam and left to go to New York to attend the Juilliard School of Music. The sequel follows their reunion through one night in New York, and takes them on a wild ride that might bring the two back together.

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