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The big day is finally here!!! How to Breathe Underwater by Vicky Skinner and Surviving Adam Meade by Shannon Klare are taking their rightful places on the shelves today, and we are practically doing backflips now that the world will finally get to read these incredible books!

How to Breathe Underwater

Love can leave you breathless.

Kate’s father has been pressuring her to be perfect for her whole life, pushing her to be the best swimmer she can be. But when Kate finds her dad cheating on her mom, Kate’s perfect world comes crashing down, and Kate is forced to leave home and the swim team she's been a part of her whole life.

Now in a new home, new school, and faced with the prospect of starting over, Kate isn't so sure that swimming is what she wants anymore. But when she decides to quit, her whole world seems to fall apart. But when Kate gets to know Michael, the cute boy that lives across the hall, she starts to think that starting over might not be so bad. There's only one problem: Michael has a girlfriend.

As the pressures of love, family, and success press down on her, can Kate keep her head above water?

What people are saying about How to Breathe Underwater:

"Skinner adeptly creates relatable and honest characters. ... This contemporary novel deals with tough topics in a lighthearted and humorous way. Give this to fans of complex stories about relationships who might enjoy a bit of sports mixed in." —School Library Journal

"A captivating story about love, reinventing yourself, and what it means to start over, Vicky Skinner has created a compelling debut that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you breathless. ... Overall, this is a really sweet and refreshing read, and I highly recommend it." —Buried in a Bookshelf

"This one made my heart ache and fill with warmth. A very enjoyable and emotional journey." —We Live and Breathe Books

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Surviving Adam Meade

Coach's daughter meets high school quarterback. What could go wrong?

Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesn’t have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer extraordinaire—Adam Meade, who she can’t even avoid (despite many efforts), because Claire’s dad is the high school football coach.

Seventeen-year-old Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants… until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off, and confused. But there’s something about her that he just can’t resist…

With the bite of lemon meringue pie and the sugar of sweet tea, this is a sexy and compelling young adult novel about two strong-willed people who think they know what they want but have no idea what they need.

What people are saying about Surviving Adam Meade:

A SIBA Summer 2018 Okra Pick

"The banter between characters is engaging and will keep even reluctant readers invested in the story. ... Fans of Sarah Dessen will enjoy this." —School Library Journal

"Yep, I am writing this review with a few happy tears in my eyes, because Surviving Adam Meade did a great job of hitting me right in the feels. ... A fabulous hate-to-love romance, which had me laughing, smiling, and rooting for these two to follow their hearts, because sometimes you just know when you've met your match." —We Live and Breathe Books

"This is Shannon Klare’s debut novel, and, in short, she definitely has great potential. ... This is definitively one of the books best enjoyed with a mojito in hand by the pool side." —Page to Page

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