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You Say it First – Katie Cotugno

Meg has her entire life set up perfectly: her boyfriend Mason is sweet and supportive, she and her best friend Emily plan to head to Cornell together this year and she even finds times to clock shifts phonbanking at a voter registration call centre in her Philadelphia suburb. But, everything changes when one of those calls connects her to a stranger from small-town Ohio, who gets under her skin from the moment he picks up the phone.

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One Italian Summer – Keris Stainton

It has been a year since Milly, Elyse and Leonie's dad died, and a year since their last trip to Rome. Summer's here again, and once again they are heading with their mum to Italy. But what is it going to be like without their Dad? Rome still hold its familiar charms, the sun is still warm, the gelato as delicious, the people as welcoming. But nothing is quite as it once was.

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Seed – Lisa Heathfield

Fifteen-year-old Pearl has lived her whole life protected within the small community at Seed, where they worship nature and idolise their leader, Papa S. When some outsiders arrive, everything changes. Pearl experiences feelings that she never knew existed and begins to realise that there is darkness at the heart of Seed. A darkness from which she must escape, before it's too late.

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Heartbreak Boys – Simon James Green

At the start of the summer, Jack and Nate find themselves dumped as their respective exes, Dylan and Tariq, start up a new relationship together. Not only that, their exes start posting pictures on social media, showing the whole world how fabulous their new life together is.

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Breathless – Jennifer Niven

Before: With graduation on the horizon, budding writer Claudine Henry is making plans. College in the fall, become a famous author and maybe finally have sex. Then her Dad drops a bombshell: he is leaving Claude’s mother. Suddenly, Claude’s entire world feels like a lie and her future is anything but under control. After: Claude’s Mom whisks them away to the last place Claude could imagine nursing a broken heart, a remote, mosquito-infested island off the coast of Georgia. But then Jeremiah Crew happens.

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The Kissing Booth – Film Review

This film is adapted from the YA novel of the same name by Beth Reekles. It is certainly aimed at the younger end of teenagers and feels as though it would be loved by 14 to 15-year olds. I will say straight away that for that reason amongst others I was quite disappointed in both films in the series. Although the first one seems more thought out in my opinion and the second film felt rushed and unorganised. I have to say though I did enjoy putting them both on the TV and being able to zone out with a film for a while without having to concentrate much.

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Bookish and the Beast – Ashley Poston

Rosie Thorne is feeling stuck, in her small town, her college application essays and on the mysterious General Sond cosplayer she met at ExcelsiCon. Most of all, she is stuck in her grief over her mother's death. Rosie's only solace was her late mother's library of rare Starfield novels, but even they had to disappeared when they sold them to pay off hospital bills.

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What I Read in July!

Hello all! I hope you’re all well and keeping safe. I’m back with another what I read this month post! Throughout June, I read a grand total of 7 books. It seems that my typical average books for a month are around 5-7 books so I think this month has been good. I have a lot of thoughts I want to share on the books I read in July, so I’m going to do mini reviews for a couple, mention others and declare my love for a couple. Here is what I read in June!