Charlie Watson discovers and repairs an old Volkswagen Beetle as a way to remember her father and stake her independence from a stepfather she abhors, with only the music of The Smiths and the unrequited crush of the boy-next-door for friends. When she discovers the VW Bug is actually an alien robot on a reconnaissance mission for the rest of his race, the two form a bond which eventually has her putting her life on the line against evil alien robots,...
Alfred "Boogie" Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, N.Y., dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals, and the burden of expectation.
4) Love, Simon
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Everyone deserves a great love story, but for seventeen-year-old Simon Spier, it's a little more complicated. He hasn't told his family or friends that he's gay, and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.