Okay, so two of these books I actually got in the mail. The other book I ended up buying. It was more like a see-it-sitting-on-a-Costco-shelf-and-snap-it-up-for-11-bucks-book. I'm sure you can tell by the little sticker that is on the Along For The Ride cover. I just couldn't resist. I love Sarah Dessen!
Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen (summary taken from book jacket)
Riding a bike is only one of the many things Auden's missed out on. Even before her parents' divorce, she was cast in the role of little adult, never making waves, focusing on academics to please her demanding mother.
Now she's spending the summer before college in the tiny beach town of Colby with her father and his new wife and baby. A job in a trendy boutique introduces her to the world of girls, their friendships, conversations, romances. And then there's Eli, an intriguing loner. A former star on the bike circuit and a fellow insomnia, Eli introduces Auden to the nocturnal world of Colby. Together they embark on a quest: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she's been denied; for Eli, to put a tragic episode behind him. Combine two lonely people with a charming beach town and an endless supply of long summer nights, and just about anything can happen.
Double Life by Dawson Vosburg (summary taken from back of book)
Josiah is the name. What if you could leap into your own overactive imagination? And what if you met your imaginary friends there? What if it was real? This all happens to an intelligent, imaginative boy named Josiah Jones, who find a portal into his own world. Now, stuck inside, he has to fight the battle of his life inside his own head. This masterpiece of storytelling is hilariously funny and keeps you engaged into this boy's strange double life between the imagined and the real.
The Emerald Tablet but P.J. Hoover (summary taken from book jacket)
Benjamin and his best friend Andy love being different from the other kids. They like being able to read each other's minds and use their telekinesis to play tricks. In fact, they are getting set to spend their entire summer doing just that when Benjamin's mirror starts talking. Suddenly, he's looking at eight weeks of summer school someplace which can only be reached by a teleporter hidden in his hallway. And the summer only gets stranger.
At schoool, Benjamin discovers he isn't really human but something called a telegen. It turns out the powers he always thought made him special only make him normal. But then the mysterious Emerald Tablet chooses him as its champion, and all chances of an uneventful summer (well, as uneventful as summer school on a hidden, submerged continent can be) disappear.
^^^I won this one from the lovely Book Chic during his second blog-o-versary. Thanks Book Chic! I can't wait to read it! :)