Ramona Blue

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Balzer + Bray #ad - Ramona’s friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he’s talked her into joining him for laps at the pool. But as ramona falls in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift too, which is the last thing she expected. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, responsibility weighs more heavily than ever.

The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever. The fourth novel from julie murphy, in a gorgeously evocative novel about family, ramona blue, with a soundtrack by Dolly Parton! For fans of Rainbow Rowell and Morgan Matson, friendship, Julie Murphy has created another fearless heroine, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’—now a Netflix feature film starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston, and how sometimes love can be more fluid than you first think.

Ramona Blue #ad - Since then, it’s been Ramona and her family against the world. With her growing affection for freddie making her question her sexual identity, Ramona begins to wonder if perhaps she likes girls and guys or if this new attraction is just a fluke. Either way, ramona will discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem.

Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, she’s fiercely devoted to her family, and she knows she’s destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, Mississippi. But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family.

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Side Effects May Vary

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Balzer + Bray #ad - The first book from julie murphy, the #1 new york times bestselling author of dumplin'—now a netflix feature film starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston, with a soundtrack by Dolly Parton!For fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell comes this powerful novel about a girl with cancer who creates a take-no-prisoners bucket list that sets off a war at school—only to discover she's gone into remission.

Side Effects May Vary #ad - When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs. So she convinces her best friend, Harvey, to help her with a crazy bucket list that's as much about revenge as it is about hope. But just when alice's scores are settled, she goes into remission, and now she must face the consequences of all she's said and done.

Contemporary realistic fiction readers who love romantic stories featuring strong heroines will find much to savor in this standout debut. Balzer & Bray/Harperteen.

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Puddin' Dumplin'

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Balzer + Bray #ad - But when it comes to other girls, she’s more frenemy than friend. When circumstances bring the girls together over the course of a semester, they surprise everyone especially themselves by realizing that they might have more in common than they ever imagined. A story about unexpected friendship, and Texas-size girl power, romance, this is another winner from Julie Murphy.

Puddin' Dumplin' #ad - The irresistible companion to the #1 new york times bestseller Dumplin’, now a Netflix feature film starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston, and a soundtrack by Dolly Parton!Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a little girl. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream of being a newscaster—and to kiss the boy she’s crushing on.

Callie reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. Balzer & Bray/Harperteen. Not this year.

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Puddin' Dumplin'

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Balzer + Bray #ad - This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream of being a newscaster—and to kiss the boy she’s crushing on. Callie reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. Balzer & Bray/Harperteen. The irresistible companion to the #1 new york times bestseller Dumplin’, now a Netflix feature film starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston, and a soundtrack by Dolly Parton!Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a little girl.

But when it comes to other girls, she’s more frenemy than friend. When circumstances bring the girls together over the course of a semester, they surprise everyone especially themselves by realizing that they might have more in common than they ever imagined. A story about unexpected friendship, and Texas-size girl power, romance, this is another winner from Julie Murphy.

Puddin' Dumplin' #ad - . Not this year.

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Dumplin'

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Balzer + Bray #ad - Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. Until will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. Balzer bray. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any girl does.

Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-american beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked .

Dumplin' #ad - Now a popular netflix feature film, starring jennifer aniston, as well as a soundtrack from Dolly Parton!The #1 New York Times bestseller and feel-good YA of the year—about Willowdean Dixon, the fearless, funny, Danielle Macdonald, and Dove Cameron, and totally unforgettable heroine who takes on her small town’s beauty pageant.

Self-proclaimed fat girl willowdean Dickson dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom has always been at home in her own skin. Balzer & Bray/Harperteen. Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself.

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Dear Sweet Pea

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Balzer + Bray #ad - Balzer bray. The first middle grade novel from julie murphy, ali benjamin, heartwarming story perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead, is a funny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’ now a popular Netflix film, and Holly Goldberg Sloan. Patricia “sweet pea” dimarco wasn’t sure what to expect when her parents announced they were getting a divorce.

Things might be unbearable if sweet Pea didn’t have Oscar—her new best friend—and her fifteen-pound cat, Cheese. Then one day flora leaves for a trip and asks Sweet Pea to forward her the letters for the column. And sweet pea happens to recognize the handwriting on one of the envelopes. What she decides to do with that letter sets off a chain of events that will forever change the lives of Sweet Pea DiMarco, her family, and many of the readers of “Miss Flora Mae I?” Balzer & Bray/Harperteen.

Dear Sweet Pea #ad - And it doesn’t help that at school, kiera, Sweet Pea is now sitting right next to her ex–best friend, a daily reminder of the friendship that once was. In the one house between them lives their eccentric neighbor Miss Flora Mae, the famed local advice columnist behind “Miss Flora Mae I?”Dividing her time between two homes is not easy.

She never could have imagined that they would have the “brilliant” idea of living in nearly identical houses on the same street.

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The Upside of Unrequited

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Balzer + Bray #ad - The homo sapiens agenda comes a funny, love, authentic novel about sisterhood, and identity. I can’t stop hugging this book. Stephanie perkins, new york times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss"I have such a crush on this book! Not only is this one a must read, but it's a must re-read. Julie murphy, new york times bestselling author of Dumplin’Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love.

Meanwhile, molly's totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. He's a chubby tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there's absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. If molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back. There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid.

The Upside of Unrequited #ad - Luckily, cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Heart-fluttering, honest, and hilarious. No matter how many times her twin sister, tells her to woman up, Cassie, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. Balzer bray. From the award-winning author of Simon vs. Then a cute new girl enters cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess.

Right?plus don't miss yes no maybe so,  becky albertalli's and Aisha Saeed's heartwarming and hilarious new novel, coming in 2020!  Balzer & Bray/Harperteen.

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Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit

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HarperTeen #ad - Balzer bray. And jo reluctantly agrees. Although it is mostly much easier for jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her new friend at school. But jo couldn’t possibly think of breaking her promise to her dad. Even if she’s starting to fall for the girl.

The homo Sapiens Agenda. Joanna gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of her senior year. A sweet, sexy, honest teen romance that just happens to involve two girls—all the more charming for being so very ordinary.

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit #ad - A kirkus best book of the year! a Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year! A Bustle. Com best young adult book of the year! 3 starred reviews!joanna meets the perfect girl for her and must decide whether to break a promise that could change everything for her and her family or lose out on love in this charming young adult romance that’s perfect for fans of Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’ and Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs.

Right?*kirkus Balzer & Bray/Harperteen. Even if there’s a chance Mary Carlson might be interested in her, too.

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Leah on the Offbeat

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Balzer + Bray #ad - 1 new york times bestseller! goodreads Choice Award for the best young adult novel of the year!In this sequel to the acclaimed Simon vs. Balzer bray. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

Plus don't miss yes no maybe so,  becky albertalli's and Aisha Saeed's heartwarming and hilarious new novel, coming in 2020!  Balzer & Bray/Harperteen. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. So leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways.

Leah on the Offbeat #ad - She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. The homo sapiens agenda—now a major motion picture, first love, Simon—we follow Simon’s BFF Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, Love, and senior year angst. When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic.

She’s an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged.

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What If It's Us

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HarperTeen #ad - After all, they get separated. Maybe everything. Balzer bray. After all, they get reunited. But what if they can’t nail a first date even after three do-overs?what if arthur tries too hard to make it work and ben doesn’t try hard enough?What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?But what if it is?What if it’s us?Plus don't miss Yes No Maybe So, Becky Albertalli's and Aisha Saeed's heartwarming and hilarious new novel, the first book in Adam Silvera’s epic new fantasy series, or Infinity Son, both coming in 2020! Balzer & Bray/Harperteen.

A new york times, usa today, funny, and indie bestseller! critically acclaimed and bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera combine their talents in this smart, heartfelt collaboration about two very different boys who can’t decide if the universe is pushing them together—or pulling them apart.

What If It's Us #ad - Arthur is only in new york for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. Maybe nothing. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.

But when arthur and ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them.

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Leah on the Offbeat

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Balzer + Bray #ad - Balzer bray. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended. Plus don't miss yes no maybe so,  becky albertalli's and Aisha Saeed's heartwarming and hilarious new novel, coming in 2020!  Balzer & Bray/Harperteen.

. The homo sapiens agenda—now a major motion picture, Simon—we follow Simon’s BFF Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, Love, first love, and senior year angst. When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. She’s an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged.

Leah on the Offbeat #ad - 1 new york times bestseller! goodreads Choice Award for the best young adult novel of the year!In this sequel to the acclaimed Simon vs. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. So leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways.

She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it.

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