“Bono met his wife in high school,” Park says.
“So did Jerry Lee Lewis,” Eleanor answers.
“I’m not kidding,” he says.
“You should be,” she says, “we’re sixteen.”
“What about Romeo and Juliet?”
“Shallow, confused, then dead.”
’’I love you," Park says.
“Wherefore art thou,” Eleanor answers.
“I’m not kidding,” he says.
“You should be.”
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, ELEANOR AND PARK is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under.
Rainbow Rowell - Fangirl (angol)
A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . . But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to. Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone. For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction?
Tammara Webber - Easy
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she’s single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, stalked by her ex’s frat brother, and failing a class for the first time in her life. Her econ professor gives her an email address for Landon, the class tutor, who shows her that she’s still the same intelligent girl she’s always been. As Jacqueline becomes interested in more from her tutor than a better grade, his teasing responses make the feeling seem mutual. There’s just one problem—their only interactions are through email. Meanwhile, a guy in her econ class proves his worth the first night she meets him. Nothing like her popular ex or her brainy tutor, Lucas sits on the back row, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. At a downtown club, he disappears after several dances that leave her on fire. When he asks if he can sketch her, alone in her room, she agrees—hoping for more. Then Jacqueline discovers a withheld connection between her supportive tutor and her seductive classmate, her ex comes back into the picture, and her stalker escalates his attention by spreading rumors that they’ve hooked up. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.
Melina Marchetta - Saving Francesca
Francesca is stuck at St. Sebastians, a boys' school that's pretends it's coed by giving the girls their own bathroom. Her only female companions are an ultra-feminist, a rumored slut, and an an impossibly dorky accordion player. The boys are no better, from Thomas who specializes in musical burping to Will, the perpetually frowning, smug moron that Francesca can't seem to stop thinking about. Then there's Francesca's mother, who always thinks she knows what's best for Francesca—until she is suddenly stricken with acute depression, leaving Francesca lost, alone, and without an inkling who she really is. Simultaneously humorous, poignant, and impossible to put down, this is the story of a girl who must summon the strength to save her family, her social life and—hardest of all—herself.
Hannah Harrington - Saving June
When her older sister commits suicide and her divorcing parents decide to divide the ashes, Harper Scott takes her sister's urn to the one place June always wanted to go: California. On the road with her best friend, plus an intriguing guy with a mysterious connection to June, Harper discovers truths about her sister, herself and life.
Meg Rosoff - Majd újra lesz nyár...
"Elizabeth a nevem, de senki sem szólít így. Mikor megszülettem, és az apám rám nézett, biztos arra gondolt, hogy olyan méltóságteljes, szomorú képem van, mint egy középkori királynőnek vagy egy halottnak. Később kiderült, hogy átlagos vagyok, nincs bennem semmi különös. Még az életem is tök átlagos volt eddig. Ez egy Daisy élete, nem egy Elizabethé." "Azon a nyáron, amikor elmentem Angliába az unokatestvéreimhez, minden megváltozott. Valamennyire a háború miatt is, hisz az állítólag nagyon sok mindent felborított, de mivel nem sokra emlékszem a háború előtti életből, az nem is igazán fontos most ebben a könyvben." "Leginkább Edmond miatt változott meg minden körülöttem. Elmondom, mi történt. Itt és most - az én könyvemben." Daisyt, míg apja rémes, új felesége gyereket vár, lepasszolják nyaralni a vidéki rokonokhoz. Egyik ámulatból a másikba esik: sosem hitte volna, hogy vannak tizennégy éves srácok, akik cigiznek, autót vezetnek, és egyáltalán: olyan szabadok, mint bármelyik felnőtt. Daisyt elvarázsolja a szabad élet, na meg az unokatestvére, Edmond. Főleg az után, hogy felügyelet nélkül maradnak, mert kitört a háború. A háború, amelynek méreteit és súlyát képtelenek felfogni egészen addig, amíg be nem kopogtat hozzájuk egy rokonszenvesnek távolról sem nevezhető alak személyében...
Jenny Downham - Amíg élek
Előbb-utóbb mindenki meghal – mindannyian tudjuk. A tizenhat éves Tessa, akinek csupán hónapjai vannak hátra, talán mindenki másnál is jobban tudja. De van egy listája: felsorolta azt a tíz dolgot, amit még meg akar tenni, mielőtt meghal. Az első helyen a szex áll. Lehetőleg még ma. De nem mindig könnyű elérni, amit az ember akar, és amit akar, nem mindig esik egybe azzal, amire szüksége van. És néha a legváratlanabb dolgok lesznek a legfontosabbak. Felemelő, életigenlő és boldog – ez a rendkívüli regény azzal ünnepli az életet, hogy szembenéz azzal, milyen valójában a halál. A regényből _Now is Good_ címen angol film készült, amelynek főszerepét Dakota Fanning játssza.
Leila Sales - This Song Will Save Your Life
Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing. Told in a refreshingly genuine and laugh-out-loud funny voice, THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.
Molly McAdams - Taking Chances
Eighteen year old Harper has grown up under her career Marine of a father's thumb. Ready to live life her own way and experience things she's only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father's unit; she's on her way to college at San Diego State University. Thanks to her new roommate, Harper is introduced to a world of parties, gorgeous guys, family and emotions. Some she wasn't expecting yet, and others she never knew she was missing. She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with her boyfriend Brandon, and her roommate's brother Chase. Covered in tattoos, known for fighting in the Underground and ridiculously muscled...they're exactly what she was always warned to stay away from, but just what she needs. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both adore and would do anything for Harper, including stepping back if it means she's happy. Her first year away is turning out to be near perfect, but one weekend of giving in to heated passion will change everything. Due to sexual situations and language, this is Mature YA/New Adult. Recommended for ages 17+
Kelley Armstrong - The Summoning
My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again. All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don't even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost - and the ghost saw me. Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won't leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the home isn't what it seems. Don't tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? It's up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House . . . before its skeletons come back to haunt me.
Abbi Glines - Twisted Perfection
Life outside of her house was a new experience for Della Sloane. The dark secrets of her past weren’t something she ever intended to share with anyone. They would never understand. No one would ever get close enough to find out. Besides there was always a chance she’d go crazy sooner than they expected… Woods Kerrington had never been one to be attracted to fragile females. They seemed like too much work. He wasn’t in it for the work just the pleasure. A night full of naughty fun had been exactly what was on his mind when he’d laid eyes on the hot little number that didn’t know how to pump gas and needed some help. What he didn’t know was she was as fragile as they came. The carefree girl who spoke her mind and didn’t care what the world thought of her was more breakable than he could ever imagine…
David Levithan - Andrea Cremer - Invisibility
Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth.
Stephenie Meyer - Breaking Dawn - Hajnalhasadás
Bellának döntenie kellett: a halhatatlanok sötét, de csábító világát választja-e, vagy a teljes emberi életet? Márpedig ez a döntés lesz az a hajszál, amelyen két törzs élete is múlik. Most, hogy Bella meghozta a döntést, megdöbbentő, váratlan események sorát indítja el vele, amelyeknek felmérhetetlen, megsemmisítő következményei is lehetnek. A Twilight saga legújabb döbbenetes, türelmetlenül várt kötetében, a Hajnalhasadásban végre fény derül ennek a lenyűgöző romantikus történetnek minden titkára és rejtélyére.
Lindsey Leavitt - Going Vintage
When Mallory discovers that her boyfriend, Jeremy, is cheating on her with an online girlfriend, she swears off boys. She also swears off modern technology. Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in 1962, Mallory decides to "go vintage" and return to a simpler time (when boyfriends couldn't cheat on you online). She sets out to complete grandma's list: run for pep club secretary, host a dinner party, sew a homecoming dress, find a steady, do something dangerous. But the list is trickier than it looks. And obviously finding a steady is out . . . no matter how good Oliver (Jeremy's cousin) smells. But with the help of her sister, she'll get it done. Somehow. Lindsey Leavitt perfectly pairs heartfelt family moments, laugh-out-loud humor, and a little bit of romance in this delightful contemporary novel.
Nyrae Dawn - Measuring Up
Seventeen-year-old Annabel Conway is tired of the Hillcrest High School elite making her life miserable because she’s not a size two. This summer, she's hiring a personal trainer to help her lose weight. Annabel doesn’t expect her trainer to be a gorgeous guy around her age. Boys like Tegan are jerks. They pretend to like girls like her so they can make an idiot out of them. Been there, done that. Totally not going there again. She kind of hates him on principal. Blond. Muscular. Funny. It doesn’t help that he knows her measurements! Soon, Tegan's so much more than that. He’s the boy who teaches her to box when she has a bad day. Who jogs with her and lets her set the pace. Who kisses her until she melts. He makes her feel beautiful regardless of what the scale says. Unlike her mom, he doesn’t expect perfection, and he doesn't try to shield her from the world like her dad and best friend. Tegan likes her the way she is. But what happens when he’s not there? He can’t always be there… Will Annabel be able to stand on her own and learn that she already measures up? That her worth doesn’t lie in what the world thinks, the scale says, or even what Tegan tells her—but in herself?
Gayle Forman - Where She Went
It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever. Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future and each other. Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.
Leiner Laura - Bábel
Zsófi tizenhét éves és RHCP rajongói blogot ír, ezért nem is kérdés, hogy az idei Bábelfesztre egész hetes bérletet vesz, hiszen az utolsó nap sztárfellépője a Red Hot Chili Peppers. Zsófinak ez lesz élete első fesztiválja, amelyen barátaival, Napsival, Abdullal, Hipóval és Szaszával együtt vesznek részt. Ez pedig azt is jelenti, hogy többnapos, ismeretlen olaszok utáni hajtóvadászat, az orvosi sátorban töltött hosszú órák és a VIP-szekcióba való kétségbeesett bejutási kísérletek is várnak rájuk. A folyamatos bulizás, sátorozás, a koncertek és a legelképesztőbb közös élmények felejthetetlenné teszik ezt a hét napot, sőt, talán az egész nyarat. "Nagyon örülök, hogy Laurának sikerült megjeleníteni és tökéletesen visszaadni a fesztiválok hangulatát, és kifejezetten tetszik a humora. Gratulálok!" (Gerendai Károly, a Sziget Fesztivál alapítója)
Jennifer E. Smith - The Comeback Season
The last place Ryan Walsh should be this afternoon is on a train heading to Wrigley Field. She should be in class, enduring yet another miserable day of her first year of high school. But for once, Ryan isn't thinking about what she should be doing. She's not worried about her lack of friends, or her suffering math grade, or how it's been five whole years since the last time she was really and truly happy. Because she's finally returning to the place that her father loved, where the two of them spent so many afternoons cheering on their team. And on this -- the fifth anniversary of his death -- it feels like there's nowhere else in the world she should be. Ryan is once again filled with hope as she makes her way to the game. Good luck is often hard to come by at a place like Wrigley Field, but it's on this day that she meets Nick, the new kid from her school, who seems to love the Cubs nearly as much as she does. But Nick carries with him a secret that makes Ryan wonder if anyone can ever really escape their past, or believe in the promise of those reassuring words: "Wait till next year." Is it too much for Ryan to hope that this year, this season, might be her comeback season?
Jennifer E. Smith - You Are Here
Now in paperback with a new cover, Jennifer E. Smith’s breathtaking novel about finding out where you are going by discovering what you’ve left behind. Emma and her neighbor Peter are both lonely in a way that only bothers them on occasion. They both come from families they don’t quite understand. They both feel like something big is missing from their lives—and they’re both about to search for answers. When Emma makes a discovery that shakes the foundations of her identity, she convinces Peter to join her for a road trip. Each of them has something to find: For Emma, it is a grave—a grave that may be her only connection to her family. Peter is seeking something harder to define, but perhaps easier to navigate—a freedom, a sense of something more than what he has. Together, they take to the open road, engaging in a universal quest to make sense of who they are and where they come from…and learning a thing or two about love along the way.
Hannah Moskowitz - Invincible Summer
Noah’s happier than I’ve seen him in months. So I’d be an awful brother to get in the way of that. It’s not like I have some relationship with Melinda. It was just a kiss. Am I going to ruin Noah’s happiness because of a kiss? Across four sun-kissed, drama-drenched summers at his family’s beach house, Chase is falling in love, falling in lust, and trying to keep his life from falling apart. But some girls are addictive.... Not your typical beach read.
Kerstin Gier - Smaragdzöld
Mit tesz az, akinek összetörték a szívét? Úgy van. Telefonál a legjobb barátnőjével, csokoládét majszol és hetekig dagonyázik a boldogtalanságban. Csak az a bökkenő, hogy az akarata ellenére időutazóvá vált Gwendolynnak egészen más dolgokra kell tartalékolnia az energiáit: például a túlélésre. Mert azok a szálak, amelyeket a kétes hírű Saint Germain gróf még a múltban illesztett egymáshoz, immár a jelenben is veszélyes hálóvá szövődtek. Ahhoz, hogy felfedjék a titkot, Gideonnak és Gwendolynnak nem elég eltáncolni egy menüettet a 17. század egyik legpompásabb bálján, hanem hanyatt-homlok kell belevetniük magukat a kalandokba bármelyik évről is legyen szó... Érzelmi hullámvasút az évszázadokon keresztül: Gideon és Gwen kalandjai Kerstin Gier, kitűnő bestseller-szerző tollából. Beleszeretsz!