"The Summer I Turned Pretty" readalikes

Netflix's adaption of The Summer I Turned Pretty is a hit!  Check out these readalikes to keep that good feeling going!

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Along For The Ride

Author(s):

Sarah Dessen
Rachel Botchan

Description:

When Auden impulsively goes to stay with her father, stepmother, and new baby sister the summer before she starts college, all the trauma of her parents' divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and having new experiences such as learning to ride a bike and dating.

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Audiobook

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YA FIC Des

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Beach Read

Author(s):

Emily Henry

Description:

"A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters. Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast. They're polar opposites. In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they're living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer's block. Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She'll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he'll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. But as the summer stretches on, January discovers a gaping plot hole in the story she's been telling herself about her own life, and begins to wonder what other things she might have gotten wrong, including her ideas about the man next door"-- Provided by publisher.

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Book

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FIC Hen

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Catching Jordan

Author(s):

Miranda Kenneally

Description:

Jordan Woods, captain and quarterback of her high school football team, seeks an athletic college scholarship, but when Ty Green joins the team and takes her position, her scholarship chances and her camaraderie with the team are threatened.

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Book

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YA FIC Ken

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Confessions Of A Triple Shot Betty

Author(s):

Jody Gehrman

Description:

Sixteen-year-olds Geena, Hero, and Amber spend the summer working at a Sonoma, California coffee shop, where they experience romance, identity crises, and newfound friendships.

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Book

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YA FIC Geh

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Every Last Word

Author(s):

Tamara Ireland Stone

Description:

Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off. Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn't help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she'd be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam's weekly visits to her psychiatrist. Caroline introduces Sam to the Poet's Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more "normal" than she ever has as part of the popular crowd . . . until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.

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Book

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YA FIC Sto

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Every Summer After

Author(s):

Carley Fortune

Description:

"They say you can never go home again, and for Persephone Fraser that has felt too true for the last decade, ever since she made the biggest mistake of her life. Instead of glittering summers on the lakeshore of her childhood, she spends them in a stylish apartment in the city, going out with friends, and keeping everyone a safe distance from her heart. Until the day she gets a call that sends her racing back to Barry's Bay and into the orbit of Sam Florek. For five summers, through hazy afternoons on the water and warm summer nights working in his family restaurant and curling up together with books--medical textbooks for him and work-in-progress horror short stories for her--Percy and Sam had been inseparable. And slowly that friendship turned into something breathtakingly more, before it fell spectacularly apart. When Percy returns to the lake to attend Sam's mother's funeral, their connection is as undeniable as it had always been. Percy must confront the decisions she's made and the years she's spent punishing herself for them, in order to determine, once and for all, whether their love might be bigger than the biggest mistakes of their past" -- Provided by publisher.

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Book

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FIC For

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Everything, Everything

Author(s):

Nicola Yoon
David Yoon

Description:

"The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more"-- Provided by publisher.

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Book

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YA FIC Yoo

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Holding Up The Universe

Author(s):

Jennifer Niven

Description:

No one takes the time to look past Libby Strout's weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom's death she picks up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now she's ready for high school, for new friends, for love-- for everything life has to offer. Jack Masselin's got swagger, he's mastered the impossible art of fitting in, and he has a newly acquired secret: he can't recognize faces. So he tries to never get too close to anyone. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game that which lands them in group counseling and community service, they make a connection. Will it be enough to change their worlds?

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Book

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YA FIC Niv

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Love & Gelato

Author(s):

Jenna Evans Welch

Description:

"After her mother dies, Lina travels to Italy where she discovers her mother's journal and sets off on an adventure to unearth her mother's secrets"-- Provided by publisher.

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Book

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YA FIC Wel

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Love And Other Perishable Items

Author(s):

Laura Buzo

Description:

A fifteen-year-old Australian girl gets her first job and first crush on her unattainable university-aged co-worker, as both search for meaning in their lives.

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Book

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YA FIC Buz

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Nantucket Blue

Author(s):

Leila Howland

Description:

Seventeen-year-old Cricket Thompson is planning on spending a romantic summer on Nantucket Island near her long time crush, Jay--but the death of her best friend's mother, and her own sudden intense attraction to her friend's brother Zach are making this summer complicated.

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Book

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YA FIC How

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Something, Maybe

Author(s):

Elizabeth Scott

Description:

Hannah tries to avoid behaving like her embarrassing parents, but her plans become complicated when she falls hard for a cute coworker but then discovers that another, the one who annoys her the most, has fallen hard for her.

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Book

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YA FIC Sco

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Sunkissed

Author(s):

Kasie West

Description:

Betrayed by her best friend and dragged off to a remote family camp, seventeen-year-old Avery's dreams of a perfect summer seem over until a whirlwind romance leads to an unexpected journey of self-discovery.

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Book

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YA FIC Wes

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Swim The Fly

Author(s):

Don Calame

Description:

In addition to the pact he makes with his best friends to see a naked girl by the end of summer, Matt Gratton sets himself the goal of impressing the star of the swim team, Kelly West, by swimming the one hundred-yard butterfly.

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Book

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YA FIC Cal

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The Boyfriend List : (15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs, And Me, Ruby Oliver)

Author(s):

E. Lockhart

Description:

A Seattle fifteen-year-old explains some of the reasons for her recent panic attacks, including breaking up with her boyfriend, losing all her girlfriends, tensions between her performance-artist mother and her father, and more.

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Book

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YA FIC Loc

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The Darlings Are Forever

Author(s):

Melissa Kantor

Description:

Best friends Jane, Victoria, and Natalya, who call themselves the Darlings, find their relationship tested when they start their freshman year at three very different high schools.

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Book

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YA FIC Kan

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The Summer Of Broken Rules

Author(s):

K. L. Walther

Description:

Even though she is still grieving over her sister's death, eighteen-year-old Meredith Fox plans to reconnect with family and friends when they gather on Martha's Vineyard for her cousin's big wedding--unless she gets distracted by a week-long game of Assassin and a handsome groomsman.

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Book

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YA FIC Wal

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Twenty Boy Summer

Author(s):

Sarah Ockler

Description:

While on vacation in California, sixteen-year-old best friends Anna and Frankie conspire to find a boy for Anna's first kiss, but Anna harbors a painful secret that threatens their lighthearted plan and their friendship.

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Book

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YA FIC Ock

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Way To Go

Author(s):

Tom Ryan

Description:

Seventeen-year-old Danny feels like he has nothing figured out, not his future plans, not relationships, not even his own sexuality, but a visit from a cool city girl might change his summer and his entire life.

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Book

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YA FIC Rya

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We Were Liars

Author(s):

E Lockhart

Description:

Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

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Book

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YA FIC Loc