Advance Review Copies from Charlesbridge


Of Salt and Shore  |  Lampie has always been a responsible kid. With a vanished mother, an alcoholic father, and a lighthouse to run, she has to be. But one night, disaster strikes: the lighthouse lamp goes out and a ship is wrecked. Lampie is packed off in disgrace to work off the debt at the Admiral's ominously nicknamed Black House. When the stories of the Black House monster turn out to conceal a marvelous secret, Lampie discovers a world of wonder. This spellbinding what-if sequel to The Little Mermaid stars pirates, mermaids, carnival curiosities, and one girl's fight for friendship, freedom, and the right to be different.

Above All Else  |  Teenage mountaineering prodigies Rose Keller and Tate Russo have been training their whole lives for the ultimate climb: Everest. But between Rose's ailing mother, Tate's demanding father, and a simmering will-they-won't-they romance, neither teen's head is fully in the game. Everyone on this expedition has something to prove; exhaustion and oxygen deprivation steadily chip away at their ability to make good decisions. The higher they climb, the more isolated each team member becomes. Rose and Tate will have to dig deep to determine what—or who—they value above all else.

Cursed|  Fourteen-year-old Ricky Bloom is pretty pissed off. Her body hurts constantly (thanks, chronic illness), her family's a mess (thanks, Disaster-Formerly-Known-As-My-Parents), ninth grade is a nightmare (thanks, Glorious Grant Middle School), and her crush is completely clueless. What's a girl to do but cuss (a lot) and skip school (also a lot)? When her truancy—a.k.a. The Charade—is discovered, Ricky might have to do the unthinkable: repeat a grade. Ricky will do whatever it takes to get the hell out of middle school—even if it means changing the person she's become.

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