Instagram Update: We Are Not Okay by @ndgomes @nd_gomes #NotOkay • Published in May by @hqstories @harpercollinsch @harpercollinsuk “If only they could have spoken out… Lucy thinks she’s better than the other girls. Maybe if she’s pointing fingers at everyone else, no one will see the secret she’s hiding. Ulana comes from a conservative Muslim family where reputation is everything. One rumour – true or false – can destroy futures. Trina likes to party. She’s kissed a lot of boys. She’s even shown her red bra to one. But she didn’t consent to that night at Lucy’s party. So why doesn’t anyone believe her? Sophia loved her boyfriend. She did anything for him, even send him photos of herself. So why is she the one being pointed at in the hallways, laughed at, spat at when it was him who betrayed her trust?” #yacontemporary #yafiction #yaauthors #yafictionlover #contemporaryfiction #freebie #bookpost #bookblogger #books📚 #weneeddiversebooks

Instagram Update: Up For Air by @laurielmorrison 🌊 • Publishes May 7th by @abramschronicle @abramsbooks @acbya @abramskids “Thirteen-year-old Annabelle struggles in school, no matter how hard she tries. But as soon as she dives into the pool, she’s unstoppable. She’s the fastest girl on the middle school swim team, and when she’s asked to join the high school team over the summer, everything changes. Suddenly, she’s got new friends, and a high school boy starts treating her like she’s somebody special—and Annabelle thinks she’ll finally stand out in a good way. She’ll do anything to fit in and help the team make it to the Labor Day Invitational, even if it means blowing off her old friends. But after a prank goes wrong, Annabelle is abandoned by the older boy and can’t swim. Who is she without the one thing she’s good at? Heartwarming and relatable, Up for Air is a story about where we find our self-worth.” #yafiction #yafictionlover #childrensbook #contemporaryfiction #bookpost #freebie #bookblogger #books📚

Instagram Update: The Boy Next Door 💕 by @tiffanyschmidt • Published by @abramschronicle @abramsbooks @acyba “The second book in a series where your favorite literary characters come to life, inspired by the timeless classic, #LittleWomen There’s no one better than the boy next door. At least not according to Aurora Campbell, fourteen, who has been in love with Tobias May since their very first sandbox kiss. The problem is, he’s in love with her older sister, Merrilee. And Merri is already dating one of his best friends. Rory is learning all about pining as her class reads The Great Gatsby, a book she doesn’t find “great” at all. Also not great—her GPA, something she needs to fix, quickly, if she’d like to apply for the chance to spend a week studying art with her hero in New York City over winter break. But when Ms. Gregoire assigns her to read Little Women for extra credit, Rory discovers more than she expected—both about herself and Toby. Maybe she wasn’t in love with the boy next door. . . but the boy next story. Love is complicated, and it’s all about to get even trickier for Rory at Reginald R. Hero Prep . . . where with the help of one quirky English teacher, students’ fantasies come true, often with surprising consequences.” #bookishboyfriend #bookishboyfriends #yafiction #yafictionlover #contemporaryfiction #bookpost #bookblogger #books📚 #freebie #yaromance

Instagram Update: The Teashop Girls by @elaineeverest is a warm and moving tale of friendship and love in wartime, by the bestselling author of the #Woolworthsseries #ElaineEverest • Published by @panmacmillan “It is early 1940 and World War Two has already taken a hold on the country. Rose Neville works as a Lyon’s Teashop Nippy on the Kent coast alongside her childhood friends, the ambitious Lily and Katie, whose fiancé is about to be posted overseas in the navy. As war creates havoc in Europe, Rose relies on the close friendship of her friends and her family. When Capt. Benjamin Hargreaves enters the teashop one day, Rose is immediately drawn to him. But as Lyon’s forbids courting between staff and customers, she tries to put the handsome officer out of her mind. In increasingly dark and dangerous times, Rose fears there may not be time to waste. But is the dashing captain what he seems?” #TheTeashopGirls #historicalfiction #ww2fiction #bookpost #bookblogger #books📚 #fiction #freebie #romanticfiction