Estelle: The Battle of Darcy Lane by Tara Altebrando

The Battle of Darcy Lane by Tara Altebrando ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: March 22, 2014 Publisher: Perseus Books Pages: 208 Target audience: Middle grade Keywords: summer, friendships, camp, cicadas Format read: ARC paperback from Publisher. (Thank you!) Summary: It’s summertime and Julia is planning on spending the warm weather with her best … Continue reading Estelle: The Battle of Darcy Lane by Tara Altebrando

Estelle: Roomies by Tara Altebrando + Sara Zarr

Roomies by Tara Altebrando ( web | tweet ) and Sara Zarr ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: December 24, 2013 Publisher: Little Brown Pages: 288 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: summer before college, California, New Jersey, college roommates, technology Format read: Paperback ARC from Novel Sounds. (Thanks!) Summary: The summer before college, two strangers … Continue reading Estelle: Roomies by Tara Altebrando + Sara Zarr

Estelle: The Pursuit of Happiness by Tara Altebrando

The Pursuit of Happiness by Tara Altebrando (website | twitter) Publication Date: March 7, 2006 Publisher: MTV Pages: 288 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: loss of a family member, summer job, New Jersey setting Format read: Paperback borrowed from library Summary: After her mom passes away, Betsy challenges herself to get through the stages of … Continue reading Estelle: The Pursuit of Happiness by Tara Altebrando

The Best Night of Your Pathetic Life by Tara Altebrando

The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando Publication Date: July 5, 2012 Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Pages: 304 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: scavenger hunt, graduation, crushes, geeky seniors Format read: ARC from Penguin at ALA. Summary: Four semi-geeky best friends, Mary, Des, Patrick, and Winter, compete to win the Unofficial Senior Scavenger Hunt as their … Continue reading The Best Night of Your Pathetic Life by Tara Altebrando

Estelle: Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando

Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando Publication Date: 5/12/2011 Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Pages: 389 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Coney Island, NYC history, loss of a parent, starting a new school Format read: Hardcover from library Summary: After years and years of moving around, Jane, her brother, and her dad have settled in to Coney … Continue reading Estelle: Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando