These are the majority of the books I bought on my trip to California. I couldn't resist walking into Borders or Barnes and Noble and even this bookstore at North County Fair...There were tons of sales!!!
From the back cover of Shrimp by Rachel Cohn
"If Cyd Charisse knows one thing, it's that Shrimp is her true love.
Shrimp, the hottest pint-size surfer-artist in San Francisco. That boy (as her mother called him), who was the primary cause of Cyd's being grounded to Alcatraz, formerly known as her room. The boy who dumped Cyd before she left home to spend the summer in New York City.
Now it's the start of senior year. Cyd has changed, but maybe Shrimp has changed too---and maybe Cyd and Shrimp will need to get to know each other all over again to figure out if it's for real. Can Cyd get back together with Shrimp and keep the peace with her mom? And can she get a life outside of her all-encompassing boy radar?"
From the back cover of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
If you start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-ear-old boy named Bruno. (Though this isn't a book for nine-year-olds.) And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence.
Fences like this exist all over the world. We hope you never have to encounter one."
From the back cover of Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
"Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of 'disability.' She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome---and Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting for all her life...
But Bill has a disability of his own: He's a vampire with a bad reputation. He hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, all suspected of---big surprise---murder. And when one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next..."