Easily staged scenes with believable teen characters in a variety of comic situations. The book is divided into scenes for two girls, scenes for two guys and mixed duet scenes. The incredibly believable teen characters are daring, outlandish and uninhibited as they deal with situations created by their own attitudes, perceptions and behaviors. The scenes focus on teen subjects: dating, egos, fads, crushes, broken hearts, grades, breaking rules, embarrassing moments and much more. Titles include: Most Popular, Text Rumors, Evil Twin, Lost Phone, The New Fad, Germophobic, Secret Crush, Fashion Police, Double Dare, Mind Reader and fifty-two more. Perfect for classroom practice or an evening of entertainment.
Perfect for classroom practice or for an evening of entertainment, middle school and high school teens will easily recognize themselves in these believable - and funny - school situations such as dating, appearances, egos, fads, crushes, breaking rules, embarrassing moments, and more. The characters are daring, outlandish, uninhibited, and creative as they deal with their circumstances that are often exaggerated by their own perceptions, attitudes, and actions. The simple sets and few props make staging quite simple. Appropriate for all ages, teens will not only enjoy reading these scenes but will be anxious to jump up and perform these comical situations as they show off their talents.
Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz. Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she's done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There's only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take. Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast. Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally's best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He'd do anything for Sal--even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she's "more than pretty," and expertly kissing her at parties. The problem: Sally's been in love with Becks all her life--and he's completely clueless. This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question: Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?
A 2017 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, this witty and entertaining contemporary debut deftly combines high school drama with pitch-perfect flirty banter.
Taylor Simmons is screwed. Things were hard enough when her dedication to her studies earned her the title of Ice Queen, but after she got drunk at a party and woke up next to bad boy surfer Evan McKinley, the entire school seems intent on tearing Taylor down with mockery and gossip. Desperate to salvage her reputation, Taylor persuades Evan to pretend they're in a serious romantic relationship. After all, it's better to be the girl who tames the wild surfer than just another notch on his surfboard.
Readers will be ready to sign their own love contract after reading The Way to Game the Walk of Shame, a fun and addicting contemporary YA romance by Jenn P. Nguyen and chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads.
Praise for The Way to Game the Walk of Shame:
"The Way to Game the Walk of Shame is the cutest heart-swelling romance to hit the shelves in ages. Full of depth, fun, sincerity, and the typical quagmire of high school, this book will tease out a goofy grin and a burst of laughter from your lips. Not too heavy, not too shallow, this story strikes a fantastic winning balance and ultimately captures the glow of young love." âPooled Ink
"A feel good romance with tons of laughs and flirty banter. The comedy got me from the very first page, but the chemistry kept me engaged." âYoung Adult Book Madness
âI absolutely LOVE this book! I love that it's so funny, yet at the same time the characters have a lot of depth and emotional growth. Would love to have this on my bookshelf one day with other YA contemporary favorites.â âAshley Maker, reader on SwoonReads.com
âI couldn't put my tablet down!! I LOVED it!!! Wanted it to go on for longer!!!â âEmily Cook, reader on SwoonReads.com
The wait is over for the paperback of this irresistible, fast-paced, hit-worthy debut!
When funny, charming, absolutely-normal Audrey Cuttler dumps her boyfriend Evan, he writes a song about her that becomes a number-one hit?and rockets Audrey to stardom!
Suddenly, tabloid paparazzi are on her tail and Audrey can barely hang with her friends at concerts or the movies without getting mobbed?let alone score a date with James, her adorable coworker at the Scooper Dooper. Her life will never be the same?at least, not until Audrey confronts Evan live on MTV and lets the world know exactly who she is!
Two irresistible boys. One unforgettable summer.Â Â Lori canât wait for her summer at the lake. She loves wakeboarding and hanging with her friendsâincluding the two hotties next door. With the Vader brothers, she's always been just one of the guys. Now that sheâs turning sixteen, she wants to be seen as one of the girls, especially in the eyes of Sean, the older brother. But thatâs not going to happenânot if the younger brother, Adam, can help it.
Lori plans to make Sean jealous by spending time with Adam. Adam has plans of his own for Lori. As the air heats up, so does this love triangle. Will Loriâs romantic summer melt into one hot mess?
"Sweet, tender, and true!" - Laurie Halse Anderson
Jesse cuts her own hair with a Swiss Army knife. She wears big green fisherman's boots. She's the founding (and only) member of NOLAW, the National Organization to Liberate All Weirdos. Emily wears sweaters with faux pearl buttons. She's vice president of the student council. She has a boyfriend.
These two girls have nothing in common, except the passionate "private time" they share every Tuesday afternoon. Jesse wishes their relationship could be out in the open, but Emily feels she has too much to lose. When they find themselves on opposite sides of a heated school conflict, they each have to decide what's more important: what you believe in, or the one you love?
Swimsuit: check. Flip-flops: check. scuba gear: check. leaving behind a longtime boyfriend: not so easy. Marina has been waiting her whole life to get out on the open sea. And now that she's studying abroad on a luxury yacht in the Caribbean, her dreams are finally coming true. she loves the feel of the sun on her face, the sand between her toes, and the island music swaying over her. And even better, she's getting hands-on marine biology experience swimming alongside dolphins in the Bahamas, sharks in the bay islands, and sea turtles in the Dominican Republic! but while her experiences tell her she's in exactly the right place, her boyfriend wants her home in Vermont. And her distractingly cute Aussie boatmate couldn't disagree more. As the island heat rises, Marina must decide once and for all where her heart is--on land or at sea.
Her sassy teenage aunt writes an advice column. But what if Amy needs boy tips of her own? A witty, genuine take on the ups and downs of friends, family, and first romance.
Thirteen-year-old Amy Green has a lot to juggle: handling her divorced parents, minding her messy baby siblings, and navigating the snobby popular cliques at school. So when her cool but crazy seventeen-year old aunt, Clover lands a job giving advice for the teen mag The Goss, Amy jumps at the chance to help out as her sidekick. Of course Clover, being Clover, doesnât just want to answer readersâ letters, she wants to solve their problems . . . personally. From stamping out malicious rumors to giving a cad his comeuppance to creating the perfect web page, the two come up with some clever hands-onÂ schemes that bring happiness to many unhappy girls. But when Amy falls for the cute but aloof boy in her art class â and her own friends start snubbing her big-time â can she find a way out of her own dilemma?
Kateâs tote is packed and sheâs ready for a road trip! She and her two best friends, Sierra and Alexis, are geared up for a week of fun and freedom on the road to their family lake houses in Love, Wisconsin. Best of all, when Kate reaches Love, sheâll be reunited with Lucas, with whom she shared a steamy end-of-summer kiss last year. Kate canât wait to see Lucas again and pick things up exactly where they left off. Then Kate gets some seriously bad news: Alexisâs sarcastic, condescending, hot-but-he-knows-it cousin is crashing the girlsâ road trip. Adam bugs Kate in every possible way. Now Kate just wants to get the road trip over with so she can spend the summer in Lucasâs arms. But the road to Love is full of surprisesâ¦