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5 Books | by Alena Serrano

Heroine

Heroine

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A captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis—the deadliest drug epidemic in American history—through the eyes of a college-bound softball star. Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a visceral and necessary novel about addiction, family, friendship, and hope. When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run. Behind the plate is the only place she’s ever felt comfortable, and the painkillers she’s been prescribed can help her get there.The pills do more than take away pain; they make her feel good. With a new circle of friends—fellow injured athletes, others with just time to kill—Mickey finds peaceful acceptance, and people with whom words come easily, even if it is just the pills loosening her tongue.But as the pressure to be Mickey Catalan heightens, her need increases, and it becomes less about pain and more about want, something that could send her spiraling out of control.

Ryan's Bed

Ryan's Bed

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I crawled into Ryan Jensen's bed that first night by accident.I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister's bed--her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should've left...I didn't.I didn't jump out.I didn't get embarrassed.I relaxed.And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved.I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept.The truth? I never wanted to leave his bed. If I could've stayed forever, I would have.He became my sanctuary.Because--four hours earlier--my twin sister killed herself.

That Summer

That Summer

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The more things change. . .  As far as Haven is concerned, there’s just too much going on. Everything is changing, and she’s not sure where she fits in. Then her sister’s old boyfriend shows up, sparking memories of the summer when they were all happy and everything was perfect. . . . But along the way, Haven realizes that sometimes change is a good thing. “Unforgettable” —Publishers Weekly, starred review Also by Sarah Dessen:Along for the RideDreamlandJust ListenKeeping the MoonLock and KeyThe Moon and MoreSomeone Like YouThis LullabyThe Truth About ForeverWhat Happened to Goodbye

Carved in Ice

Carved in Ice

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When I was little, I dreamed my life would be a fairy tale. But it just so happens that I don't need a knight in shining armor to save me anymore. I'm made of freaking steel. It's time for answers. Time for vengeance. And time to finally unmask the notorious V. There's no going back now. See what happens in the epic conclusion of the Made of Steel series. __________BY INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR IVY SMOAK ★★★★★ "Now THAT was a series!"★★★★★ "A thrilling conclusion to the series!!"★★★★★ "5 **WOW** Stars!"★★★★★ "Smoak brought her A-game and nailed it."★★★★★ "Hang on to the edge of your seat for one more!"★★★★★ "Fire + Ice = Strong as steel."★★★★★ "Gripping from beginning to end!"★★★★★ "The perfect ending to the Made of Steel trilogy."★★★★★ "One of the most satisfying endings to a series I've ever read."

Puppy Love

Puppy Love

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First crush, first love, first kiss—in this addition to the sweet and clean Flirt series, Lauren gets a lesson in love when she takes her new puppy to training classes.Fifteen-year-old Lauren has always loved dogs, but could never have one of her own until her highly allergic older sister went to college. Now she has her very own puppy, and she’s head over heels…until the cute little monster starts chewing everything in sight and barking loud enough to drive the whole family crazy! So it’s off to puppy kindergarten they go. There, Lauren quickly falls for the dog trainer, a seventeen-year-old dog whisperer with a hot accent. But is he really the one for her…or would she be better matched with Jamal, a fellow fumbling owner her own age with an unruly mutt? Will Lauren graduate from puppy kindergarten with a just a well-trained pup? Or will she have a new boyfriend by her side?

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