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Sarah Ockler - The ​Language of Impossible Dreams
Once ​upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances... a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been. So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life...and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done. It’s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last....

Sarah Ockler - The ​Book of Broken Hearts
When ​all signs point to heartbreak, can love still be a rule of the road? A “touching father-daughter story” (Kirkus Reviews) from the author of Bittersweet and Twenty Boy Summer. Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath—with candles and a contract and everything—to never have anything to do with one. Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle—which means hiring a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas? Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away—no way would she fall for them. But Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak…unless her sisters were wrong? Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking.

Sarah Ockler - Le ​pacte des coeurs brisés
Jude ​et ses trois soeurs avaient un pacte : aucune d'elles ne devait plus fréquenter un frère Vargas. Pourtant, quand Emilio, le plus jeune, s'avère être seul capable d'aider le père de Jude, atteint d'un Alzheimer, à réaliser son dernier rêve en réparant sa vieille moto, celle-ci rompt sa promesse. Emilio est-il, comme ses frères, un briseur de coeur ? En tout cas, Jude est sous le charme. Et, alors que la mémoire de son père se fond progressivement dans l'oubli, la sienne se remplit d'émotions et d'expériences qu'elle n'est pas prête d'oublier.

Sarah Ockler - #scandale
Le ​soir du bal d'automne, Lucy se retrouve au bras de Cole, le petit-copain de sa meilleure amie, cette dernière étant malade. Emportée par l'euphorie et son amour secret pour le jeune homme, Lucy finit par commettre l'irréparable : l'embrasser. Mais bientôt, une photo de son baiser avec Cole est postée sur son propre compte Facebook, ainsi qu'une série de photos présentant ses amis dans des situations compromettantes. En quelques heures, le lycée entier la déteste et pour elle, l'enfer commence...

Sarah Ockler - Le ​silence des sirènes
Elyse ​rêvait de devenir chanteuse, jusqu'à ce qu'un accident la rende muette... Elyse, promise à une belle carrière de chanteuse, doit partir en tournée avec sa sœur jumelle. Mais elle devient muette suite à un accident en mer. Du jour au lendemain, Elyse perd ses repères, ses rêves, sa joie de vivre... Elle se réfugie alors chez sa tante, à Atargatis Cove, petite ville portuaire portant le nom d'une sirène légendaire. Là-bas, elle s'isole, passant ses journées à écrire des poèmes sur le flanc d'un bateau échoué. Heureusement, elle rencontre bientôt Christian, séduisant bad-boy, et son jeune frère, Sebastian, qui rêve d'être une sirène. Avec eux, elle va décider de sauver la ville, menacée par un projet touristique, et surtout... retrouver le goût de la vie.

Sarah Ockler - Fixing ​Delilah
Things ​in Delilah Hannaford's life have a tendency to fall apart. She used to be a good student, but she can't seem to keep it together anymore. Her friends are drifting away. Her "boyfriend" isn't a boyfriend. Her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided the Hannaford family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, runs in the family. When Delilah must spend the summer helping to settle her estranged grandmother's estate, she's suddenly confronted by her family's painful past. Faced with questions that cannot be ignored and secrets that threaten to burst free, Delilah begins to doubt all that she's ever known to be true. Rich with humor and emotion, Sarah Ockler delivers a powerful story of family, love, and self-discovery--as Delilah comes to realize that even the most shattered relationships can be pieced back together again.

Sarah Ockler - Cet ​été-là
D'après ​Frankie, la meilleure amie d'Anna, rien ne vaut les plages de Californie pour rencontrer des garçons. Et si elles en rencontrent au moins un par jour, il y a toutes les chances pour qu'Anna vive (enfin !) une première histoire d'amour. Mais Anna, elle, n'a aucune envie de passer l'été à flirter en bikini... Parce qu'en réalité, elle a DÉJÀ vécu une première (et secrète) histoire d'amour : avec le grand frère de Frankie, un an plus tôt... juste avant qu'il ne meure brutalement, laissant sa famille et Anna anéantis.

Sarah Ockler - #scandal
Lucy’s ​learned some important lessons from tabloid darling Jayla Heart’s all-too-public blunders: Avoid the spotlight, don’t feed the Internet trolls, and keep your secrets secret. The policy has served Lucy well all through high school, so when her best friend Ellie gets sick before prom and begs her to step in as Cole’s date, she accepts with a smile, silencing about ten different reservations. Like the one where she’d rather stay home shredding online zombies. And the one where she hates playing dress-up. And especially the one where she’s been secretly in love with Cole since the dawn of time. When Cole surprises her at the after party with a kiss under the stars, it’s everything Lucy has ever dreamed of… and the biggest BFF deal-breaker ever. Despite Cole’s lingering sweetness, Lucy knows they’ll have to ’fess up to Ellie. But before they get the chance, Lucy’s own Facebook profile mysteriously explodes with compromising pics of her and Cole, along with tons of other students’ party indiscretions. Tagged. Liked. And furiously viral. By Monday morning, Lucy’s been branded a slut, a backstabber, and a narc, mired in a tabloid-worthy scandal just weeks before graduation. Lucy’s been battling undead masses online long enough to know there’s only one way to survive a disaster of this magnitude: Stand up and fight. Game plan? Uncover and expose the Facebook hacker, win back her best friend’s trust, and graduate with a clean slate. There’s just one snag—Cole. Turns out Lucy’s not the only one who’s been harboring unrequited love...

Sarah Ockler - The ​Summer of Chasing Mermaids
Sometimes, ​there are no words… 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 . . .

Sarah Ockler - Bittersweet
Once ​upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances... a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been. So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life...and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done. It’s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last....

Sarah Ockler - Twenty ​Boy Summer
Anna's ​best friend Frankie is determined to make this summer their Absolute Best Summer Ever. To the outsider, it seems like it will be perfect: Frankie's family is taking Anna on their annual vacation to Zanzibar Bay, California and Frankie schemes to meet twenty different guys while they're there so she and Anna can have the perfect summer romance. But really, Anna and Frankie are still reeling from the loss of their best friend and Frankie's brother, Matt. And what Frankie doesn't know is that Anna's already had her perfect summer romance--with Matt. Though outwardly fun and flirty, below the surface Sarah Ockler's Twenty Boy Summer is a reflective and insightful story of loss and discovery as well. Ockler does an excellent job at characterizing each person in her novel, even the most insignificant characters, making Anna's world tangible and realistic. The different portrayals of each person's grief--Anna's retreat into her journal, Frankie's recklessness, and her mother's withdrawal--are all apt and serve as one of the most significant elements of the novel as it causes conflicts and also enables each character to grow. Ockler's simple use of juxtaposition is also a striking element, and is a detail that really stands out. Twenty Boy Summer is a fun-filled, romantic book containing every girl's dream summer vacation, but made more meaningful by the grief and sadness that Matt left behind. It's wonderfully detailed and sensitive as it exploes the bonds of friendship, first (and second) love, loss, and ultimately learning to let go. Twenty Boy Summer is a definite summer must-read.

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