Extra virgin / Joan Bauer -- Fine and dandy / Louise Hawes -- Lightning bringer / Garth Nix -- Secret shelf / Sonya Sones -- Snake / Laurie Halse Anderson -- The cure of Curtis / Chris Lynch -- The acuteness of desire / Michael Lowenthal -- Troll bumps / Shelly Stoehr -- Watcher / Angela Johnson -- The welcome / Emma Donoghue.
T.C. is valiantly attempting to get Alejandra to fall in love with him; Alejandra is playing hard to get and is busy trying to get out from under the responsibilities of being a diplomat’s daughter; and T.C.’s best friend and “brother” Augie, loves Broadway, is gay and in love and everyone knows it but him. A funny story told in letters, emails, memos and journal entries.
Brie is in love with Lancôme Juicy Tubes, Louis Vuitton accessories, and her gay best friend Charlie, who is in love with 1960s pop art, 1980s teen movies, and serial heartbreaker Walker, who has ever only been in love with his VW Bug, until he meets Daisy . . . who is too busy hating everyone to know what love is.