Genre: Contemporary

Perfecte plaatje

Perfecte plaatjePerfecte plaatje
Geschreven door Holly Smale
Series: Geek Girl #3
Andere boeken in deze serie: Geek Girl, Geek girl blundert door, Geek girl pakt uit
Uitgegeven door Gottmer | 29 oktober 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 325
Goodreads
four-stars

Deel drie in de populaire serie over Harriet Manners, zelfverklaarde geek.
Harriet weet een hoop. Dat New York de dichtstbevolkte stad in de Verenigde Staten is bijvoorbeeld. En dat 1 op de 38 mensen in de VS er woont. Maar ze weet absoluut niets over modellenwerk in de Big Apple. Zal ze, samen met haar familie, wel kunnen aarden in de States? En hoe wordt een mens 'een merk'? Dat is namelijk wat ze moet worden, als ze de modellen in New York mag geloven. Haar leven wordt helemaal één groot vraagteken wanneer ze wordt bedolven onder grootse en romantische gebaren - maar niet die van haar vriendje...

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When it’s real

When it’s realWhen it's real
Geschreven door Erin Watt
Uitgegeven door Harlequin Teen | 30 mei 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 413
Goodreads
four-stars

From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend.

Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley's team decides it's time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he's settled down.

Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of "normal." Under ordinary circumstances she'd never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn't have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley's team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley's a shallow, self-centered jerk? It's not like they're going to fall for each other in real life…right?

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Under the lights

Under the lightsUnder the lights
Geschreven door Abbi Glines
Series: The field party #2
Andere boeken in deze serie: Until Friday Night
Uitgegeven door Simon & Schuster | 23 augustus 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Goodreads
four-stars

In the follow-up to Abbi Glines’s #1 New York Times bestseller Until Friday Night—three teens from a small southern town are stuck in a dramatic love triangle.

Willa can’t erase the bad decisions of her past that led her down the path she’s on now. But she can fight for forgiveness from her family. And she can protect herself by refusing to let anyone else get close to her.

High school quarterback and town golden boy Brady used to be the best of friends with Willa—she even had a crush on him when they were kids. But that’s all changed now: her life choices have made her a different person from the girl he used to know.

Gunner used to be friends with Willa and Brady, too. He too is larger than life and a high school football star—not to mention that his family basically owns the town of Lawton. He loves his life, and doesn’t care about anyone except himself. But Willa is the exception—and he understands the girl she’s become in a way no one else can.

As secrets come to light and hearts are broken, these former childhood friends must face the truth about growing up and falling in love…even if it means losing each other forever.

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Fireworks

FireworksFireworks
Geschreven door Katie Cotugno
Uitgegeven door Balzer + Bray | 18 april 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 336
Goodreads
four-stars

From Katie Cotugno, bestselling author of 99 Days, comes Fireworks—about a girl who is competing with her best friend to become the new pop star of the moment—and all the drama and romance that comes with it—set in Orlando during the late-'90s boy-and-girl-band craze.

It was always meant to be Olivia. She was the talented one, the one who had been training to be a star her whole life. Her best friend, Dana, was the level-headed one, always on the sidelines, cheering her best friend along.

But everything changes when Dana tags along with Olivia to Orlando for the weekend, where superproducer Guy Monroe is holding auditions for a new singing group, and Dana is discovered too. Dana, who’s never sung more than Olivia’s backup. Dana, who wasn’t even looking for fame. Next thing she knows, she and Olivia are training to be pop stars, and Dana is falling for Alex, the earnest, endlessly talented boy who’s destined to be the next big thing.

It should be a dream come true, but as the days of grueling practice and constant competition take their toll, things between Olivia and Dana start to shift . . . and there’s only room at the top for one girl. For Olivia, it’s her chance at her dream. For Dana, it’s a chance to escape a future that seems to be closing in on her. And for these lifelong best friends, it’s the adventure of a lifetime—if they can make it through.

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Donkerblauwe woorden

Donkerblauwe woordenDonkerblauwe woorden
Geschreven door Cath Crowley
Uitgegeven door Young & Awesome | 19 april 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 293
Goodreads
three-stars

In de tweedehandsboekwinkel van Henry’s vader staat een kast met boeken waarin klanten mogen schrijven. In deze kast laat Rachel een liefdesbrief achter voor hem, vlak voordat ze gaat verhuizen. Hij beantwoordt haar brief niet. Jaren later keert Rachel terug naar de boekwinkel. Krijgen Rachel en Henry een tweede kans?

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We are okay

We are okayWe are okay
Geschreven door Nina Lacour
Uitgegeven door Dutton | 14 februari 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 234
Goodreads
three-stars

You go through life thinking there’s so much you need…

Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

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Until Friday night

Until Friday nightUntil Friday Night
Geschreven door Abbi Glines
Series: The field party #1
Andere boeken in deze serie: Under the lights
Uitgegeven door Simon Pulse | 25 augustus 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New adult
Pages: 328
Goodreads
four-stars

To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.

Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.

As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.

West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…

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The hate u give

The hate u giveThe hate u give
Geschreven door Angie Thomas
Uitgegeven door Moon | 29 mei 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 363
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Starr Carters beste vriend Khalil wordt doodgeschoten door een politieagent. Khalil had geen wapen op zak maar was 'vermoedelijk' een drugsdealer. Verslagen door emoties probeert Starr zichzelf te herpakken in een samenleving vol ongelijkheid. De armoedige buurt waarin ze woont geeft een groot contrast met de school waar ze elke dag naartoe gaat. Overleven in deze twee werelden wordt steeds lastiger en de waarheid spreken krijgt een hoge prijs.

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Het geheugenboek

Het geheugenboekHet geheugenboek
Geschreven door Lara Avery
Uitgegeven door L.S. | 13 april 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 384
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Ze zeggen dat ik alles zal vergeten. Dus schrijf ik om te herinneren…

De ambitieuze Sammie McCoy weet precies wat ze wil: met de hoogste cijfers haar eindexamen halen en dan het kleine plaatsje waar ze woont voorgoed de rug toekeren. Niets zal haar van haar plannen afbrengen. Dus ook niet de diagnose dat ze een zeldzame ziekte heeft die haar herinneringen van haar zal stelen. En zo wordt het geheugenboek geboren. Sammie schrijft aan haar toekomstige zelf: over waar ze haar studieboeken opbergt, op wie ze verliefd is, wie haar hart heeft gebroken en over Cooper, een oude vriend van vroeger die er alles aan doet haar aan het lachen te maken, en haar tot het einde toe te steunen...

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Op mijn schouders

Op mijn schoudersOp mijn schouders
Geschreven door Jennifer Niven
Uitgegeven door Moon | april 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 364
Goodreads
four-stars

Op mijn schouders draait om Libby en Jack. Iedereen denkt ze te kennen: Libby als het dikste meisje van het land en Jack als de eeuwige lolbroek. Als ze elkaar ontmoeten zijn ze allebei vooral kwaad, maar al snel daarna verrast. Want hoe beter ze elkaar leren kennen, hoe minder eenzaam ze zich voelen. Op mijn schouders is een indringend en bijzonder liefdesverhaal.

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