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Bunker | 10 comments Past Perfect by Leila Sales
Past Perfect by Leila Sales
Chelsea Glaser lives in the past every day. Not only is she a paid colonial reenactor with her parents at Colonial Essex Village, but she also pines for her first love, Ezra, who broke up with her in the spring. Trying to help her through the heartache is her best friend, the model-like and talented Fiona, who decides to join Chelsea at Colonial Essex Village during the summer to lend support as well as be close to her crush, Nat. In addition to having her best friend help her endure the summer months, Chelsea is excited about the War, which is a secret, prank-riddled, and long-term feud between the junior interpreters of Colonial Essex Village and Civil War Reenactmentland, situated directly across the street. It is going to be the best summer ever, or it was going to be until Ezra shows up at staff orientation.

Chelsea needs a distraction, and it comes from the most unlikely place, and one could say, time period. Amidst the activities of the War, she is held captive by a cute, witty Civil War Reenactmentland junior interpreter, and they have more in common than they know. Chelsea is torn between being a traitor to her Colonial family and friends and pursuing a guy who reenacts 90 years too late. Will she be able to disassociate from the past and finally live in the present?

Funny and quirky, Leila Sales' latest work charms. While it is a quick read, Sales does not compromise on quality. Give to fans of Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's joint efforts.


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Bunker | 10 comments Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1) by Louise Rennison
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
Georgia Nicholson is frank, funny, and full of mischief, and her wit belies her lack of academic ability. Although written over ten years ago, the strong characters withstand time and overshadow the lack of technology in their communication with one another. This lighthearted, laugh-out-loud read will catapult any reader's mood upward.


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Bunker | 10 comments Notes from the Blender by Trish Cook
Notes from the Blender by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin
A Brady Bunch storyline for the 21st century, Halpin and Cook's Notes from the Blender captures the heartache and hope associated with creating one family from two. Declan, a social outcast and self-proclaimed death metal fan, and Neilly, one of the popular girls for whom Declan pines, find themselves unlikely allies when they both find out that his father and her mother are not only dating but engaged and expecting a new baby. Their road to a nuclear family is not without bumps, and as they sort out their roles in this new family structure, their budding friendship blossoms. A mixture of tenderness and (sometimes crude) humor, this book offers a positive perspective on a trying time for many teens.


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