Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
When Audrey breaks up with her musician boyfriend he writes a song about it and, by chance and the internet, the song becomes a hit making Audrey a reluctant, national celebrity. With paparazzi following her everywhere, Audrey’s private life is suddenly splashed across the internet and the fan magazines. How can she get her life back and maybe even fall in love again, when everyone who wants to be famous is trying to be her new best friend? With song lists for every chapter, this book would make a great gift for a teen who wants something fun and thoughtful to read.
Kluger uses e-mails, notes, essays, journals, and instant messaging to hilarious effect showing how T.C., his family, and his friends try to figure out baseball, romance, homework, sign language, and a little boy’s addiction to Mary Poppins. You will be glad that you had a chance to spend a crazy year with this big-hearted group, who value friendship above everything else.
Another winning story about kids playing league baseball, this time with a view from shortstop and second base. After Hutch is voted team captain, their hot-shot player, Darryl, becomes angry and sarcastic causing Hutch to lose his cool and let his team down. His deep love of baseball helps Hutch make amends and pull his team back together in time for the championship game. Whether or not you love sports, it’s easy to get hooked by Lupica’s stories. For ages 10-14.