It’s that time of year again. The smell of fresh pencil shavings, ink, paper and the enchanting fragrance of plastic binders fills the air. YES! It’s back to school shopping time! Be still my geek girl heart.
This year I’m getting in on the action. I’ll be at the Glenbrook Mall Barnes & Noble in Fort Wayne from 11-2, signing copies of The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading and passing on tips for geeking out your school supplies.
Plus! Register to win a D-I-Y ‘Boys In Books are Just Better’ folder and a collection of other enticing supplies.
Use the cash you save by customizing your own supplies to buy new books. We recommend Geek Girls, of course, but if you already have your copy – why not check out one (or all) of the super fresh books released by our fellow Debs this week?
Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley
Four little words written in lipstick mean Emily must say goodbye to everything she knows. Emily Carson has always been a good girl. So when she throws a party the night her parents leave for vacation, she’s sure she’ll get busted. What Emily doesn’t know is that her parents will never return. That their plane will go down. And the only thing left amidst the wreckage will be a tray table with the words: Emily please forgive me scrawled in lipstick – her mother’s last words.
Now it’s fall in New York City and Emily’s trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Her public tragedy captures the attention of more than just the media – and soon two very different boys at her new school are pursuing her: the cute, popular Owen, and the quirky chemistry partner slash pastry-baker-by-night, Anthony. But even with such delicious distractions, Emily can’t let go of her mother’s mysterious apology. Does she have the courage to face the truth?
With help of a whole new kind of family – one that includes a make-up artist to the stars, a teen hand model, and a wacky hairdresser – Emily must choose between the boy who makes her forget it all, and the one who encourages her to remember, and ultimately, heal.
Donut Days by Lara Zielin
Emma has a lot going on. Her best friend’s not speaking to her, a boy she’s known all her life is suddenly smokin’ hot and in love with her, and oh yes, her evangelical minister parents may lose their church, especially if her mother keeps giving sermons saying Adam was a hermaphrodite.But this weekend Emma’s only focused on Crispy Dream, a hot new donut franchise opening in town, where Harley bikers and Frodo wannabes camp out waiting to be the first ones served.
Writing the best feature story on the camp for the local paper might just win Emma a scholarship to attend a non- Christian college. But soon enough Emma finds the donut camp isn’t quite the perfect escape from all her troubles at Living Word Redeemer.