Butterface by Avery Flynn

Butterface by Avery Flynn

It’s true. I’m not what most people would call “pretty” and, well, high school was rough. Fast forward ten years and life is good. Until a bunch of jerks think it’s hilarious to put the “butterface” (AKA me) on a wedding Kiss Cam with the hottest guy ever—and that old humiliation hits hard. I recognize him immediately. The sexiest cop in Waterbury and totally out of my league. But then he kisses me. And we totally forget the room, the crowd, everything. Then he tells everyone we’ve been dating for months Soon everything starts to feel too real, from adorable fights over… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a grandparent
  • Bullying
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Here for the Right Reasons by Jodi McAlister

Here for the Right Reasons by Jodi McAlister

When Cece James agrees to be cast as a ‘Juliet’ on the next season of the hit television show Marry Me Juliet, it’s certainly not for the right reasons. She’s knee-deep in debt and desperate for the associated paycheck. The last thing on her mind is the hunky ‘Romeo’ waiting for her at the end of the gravel driveway. But Dylan Jayasinghe Mellor isn’t your usual fame-hungry TV star. An Olympic gold medallist with calloused hands, kind eyes and a propensity for panic attacks, it turns out he’s not here for the right reasons either. As spokesperson for a men’s mental health foundation, and the franchise’s first non-white male lead… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Foster care system
  • Panic attacks
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Poverty
  • Bullying
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Completely Normal by Biffy James

Completely Normal (and Other Lies) by Biffy James

Love has rules. So does grief. And Stella Wilde’s about to break them all. Stella Wilde is secretly in love with the hottest guy in school, Isaac Calder. He seems to love her back, but there’s a problem – he already has a girlfriend, the gorgeous Grace Reyes. When Isaac is killed in a car accident, the entire school is turned upside down with grief. And while Grace can mourn publicly, Stella has to hide her feelings to stop people from finding out about her and Isaac being more than friends. But how long can Stella keep lying – to herself and everyone else? And when the truth… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Fatmisia
  • Statutory rape*
  • Revenge porn
  • Adult-minor relationship*
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a friend in a car accident, off-page
  • Bullying

* Context : The sixteen-year-old female protagonist is dating a twenty-year-old man.

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Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed

Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed

Safiya Mirza dreams of becoming a journalist. And one thing she’s learned as editor of her school newspaper is that a journalist’s job is to find the facts and not let personal biases affect the story. But all that changes the day she finds the body of a murdered boy. Jawad Ali was fourteen years old when he built a cosplay jetpack that a teacher mistook for a bomb. A jetpack that got him arrested, labeled a terrorist—and eventually killed. But he’s more than a dead body, and more than “Bomb Boy.” He was a person with a life worth… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism & white supremacy
  • Islamomisia
  • Antisemitism mentioned
  • Hate crime
  • Blood depiction
  • Emesis
  • Death of a child
  • Murder
  • Police brutality
  • Kidnapping
  • Car accident
  • Terrorism
  • Bullying
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It’s Always Been You by Elin Annalise 

It’s Always Been You by Elin Annalise 

Twenty-six-year-old Courtney Davenport is loud, fun, and always the heart of a party. She’s also asexual and runs a talking service for other aces who are worried about coming out. But when her sworn enemy Sophie Sway phones the helpline, Courtney is thrown. Courtney and Sophie have been enemies forever. Growing up at an expensive boarding school that pitted them against each other has ensured their rivalry lasted way beyond graduation. And now Sophie’s not just coming out to her unknowing that it is Courtney at the end of the line but worse! In the coincidence of the century, Sophie’s also moving next door. Furious, Courtney… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Amisia
  • Eating disorder mentioned
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Stalking
  • Bullying
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Sadie Starr’s Guide to Starting Over by Miranda Luby

Sadie Starr’s Guide to Starting Over by Miranda Luby

Sadie Starr is obsessed with starting over. A new year, a new diet, a new social media identity. Anything that gives her a chance to be a better version of herself. So when her dad’s job moves the family interstate, Sadie’s excited for a fresh start. It’s also the perfect excuse to leave behind the mess she’s made with her best friend and secret crush, Daniel, whose advances she rejected – for fear of screwing things up. But at her new school, life gets complicated fast. She meets glamorous Alexa and her pink-badged girl gang, on a mission to ‘support women’, and outcast Jack, who the girls say has been stalking fellow student Loz. But Loz has a… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slut-shaming
  • Eating disorder (binging)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Stalking
  • Bullying
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The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

After the tragic death of his beloved musician father, fourteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house – a sneaker, a broken Christmas ornament, a piece of wilted lettuce. Although Benny doesn’t understand what these things are saying, he can sense their emotional tone; some are pleasant, a gentle hum or coo, but others are snide, angry, and full of pain. When his mother develops a hoarding problem, the voices grow more clamorous. At first, Benny tries to ignore them, but soon the voices follow him outside the house, onto the street, and at school, driving him, at last, to seek refuge in the silence of a large public library, where… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Fatmisia & body-shaming
  • Sexual assault of a minor
  • Disordered eating
  • Hoarding Disorder
  • Self-harm
  • Terminal cancer
  • Death of a father
  • Bullying
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How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked. Only three survivors remain one of them a tiny child. In a neighbouring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is bundled into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military rape camp. In the year 2000, her mind is still haunted by her experiences there, but she has long been silent about her memories of that time. It takes twelve-year-old Kevin, and the mumbled confession he overhears from his ailing grandmother, to set in motion a journey into the unknown… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape
  • Sex slavery
  • Bullying
  • World War Two
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The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

As each new decade begins, the Sun’s power must be replenished so that Sol can keep traveling along the sky and keep the evil Obsidian gods at bay. Ten semidioses between the ages of thirteen and eighteen are selected by Sol himself as the most worthy to compete in The Sunbearer Trials. The winner carries light and life to all the temples of Reino del Sol, but the loser has the greatest honor of all―they will be sacrificed to Sol, their body used to fuel the Sun Stones that will protect the people of Reino del Sol for the next ten years. Teo, a 17-year-old Jade semidiós and the trans son of Quetzal, goddess of birds, has never worried about… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood & injury depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • House fire
  • Bullying
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The Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh

The Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh

For almost a decade, successful 37-year-old Samira Broderick has used her bustling LA practice as an excuse to avoid a trip home to Australia. She still resents her meddling Indian mother for arranging her marriage to a man who didn’t stick around when the going got tough, but now with a new job Down Under, she’s finally ready to reconnect with her. And while she’s there, a hot international fling might be just what she needs to get out of her recent funk. Aussie stuntman, Rory Radcliffe, has been hiding his stutter for years by avoiding speaking roles. When a… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Parental abandonment
  • Cheating
  • Infertility
  • Bullying
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