Girl Reads, Grades 5-8 (SPARK)

Natalie's secret

by Melissa J. Morgan.

Chick Lit, Romance

Summer camp means lots of things: new friends, roommates, bug bites, bathroom duty...But it's also a chance to be on your own and to reinvent yourself. A shy girl can become the belle of the ball, and ajock might find new competition. Natalie, Jenna, Grace, and Alex have all found themselves at Camp Lakeview for different reasons. And each is keeping a secret. But if everyone is hiding something, how will they ever become friends? Natalie Goode i...


Peeled

Joan Bauer.

Mystery, Paranormal

Somethings rotten in the heart of apple country Hildy Biddle dreams of being a journalist. A reporter for her high school newspaper, "The Core," shes just waiting for a chance to prove herself. Not content to just cover school issues, Hildys drawn to the towns big story'the haunted old Ludlow house. On the surface, Banesville, USA, seems like such a happy place, but lately, eerie happenings and ghostly sightings are making Hildy take a deeper loo...


Waiting for you

Susane Colasanti.

Romance

Read Susane Colasanti's posts on the Penguin Blog. At the beginning of her sophomore year, Marisa is ready for a fresh start and, more importantly, a boyfriend. So when the handsome and popular Derek asks her out, Marisa thinks her long wait for happiness is over. But several bumps in the road--including her parents' unexpected separation, a fight with her best friend, and a shocking disappointment in her relationship with Derek--test Marisa's ab...


Airhead

Meg Cabot.

Chick Lit

From the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling creator of the Princess Diaries. Following a bizarre accident, 16-year-old tomboy Emerson Watts wakes up to find she's in the body of a supermodel. Who is behind the switch? And how can she get her best friend Christopher to realize she's still the same Em inside?


Just one wish

Janette Rallison.

Humor, Romance

Annika will do anything to help her little brother, who is sticken with cancer, believe he can survive his upcoming surgery. But her plan to convince Jeremy that a magic genie will grant him any wish throws her a curveball when he unexpectedly wishes that his TV idol would visit him.