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Prom Date


The stakes have never been higher for the girls of the Dating Games club. But can one glittery night ever live up to their expectations?


The girls of the Dating Games club have learned a lot this year--about boys, dating, friendship, and themselves. Now the school year is wrapping up, and the biggest date of all looms on the horizon: prom.


With this new challenge comes a lot of extra pressure and expectations. Everyone wants the perfect dress, the perfect date, the perfect dance. But when one of their own needs their support, can they make the biggest night of the year about something bigger than themselves?


Join Cassidy, Devon, Abby, Bryn, and Emma for one last dance that promises to be one they'll remember for the rest of their lives--and for friendships that will last a lifetime.


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Prom Date

Trading Secrets


Back in fifth grade, Micah Knight got an Amish pen pal, and over the years, they've exchanged many letters--and many secrets. At age seventeen, Micah finally has the chance to meet her pen pal face-to-face. The only problem is that because of confusion about her name when the pen pals were assigned, her pen pal was a boy, Zack Miller. And all this time, Micah's never told Zack that she's actually a girl! While she wants nothing more than to experience life on Zack's Amish farm, she's afraid he'll hate her for deceiving him all these years. But she makes up her mind to face the music--and that's where the fun really begins.


Trading Secrets

Blind Date


Devon, Emma, Cassidy, Bryn, and Abby are ready for their next Dating Games challenge: setting each other up on blind dates for the upcoming masquerade ball.


But trouble is brewing. Some of the girls are questioning whether their friends can be trusted to deliver on their promises. In fact, there's a very real danger that this dating treat could turn into a nasty trick.


Will their club—and their friendships—survive?


Blind Date

My Amish Boyfriend


Sixteen-year-old Shannon McNamara has exciting plans for the summer, and she can't wait to get to them. Unbeknownst to her, however, her widowed and ailing mother has plans of her own--to relocate them both to the heart of Amish country in Ohio where she has relatives who can look after her. Shannon quickly learns that living a "simple" life is actually a lot of hard work. But when a hot young Amish guy named Ezra enters the picture, she's ready to get an Amish makeover and even consider making it a permanent change. But does Ezra share her attraction? Will Shannon really make the jump into this new way of life? And will it be for the right reasons?


My Amish Boyfriend

First Date


Five high school friends have one thing in common as they start their sophomore year: none of them have ever been on a "real" date. With homecoming looming, they make a pact and start a secret club they call the DG (Dating Game). They're sworn to secrecy--and to purity--but the club is their way to set each other up on their first dates so they can report back to the DG. Of course, they all make different choices about how to deal with their parents and how to act on their dates, and they discover that they all have totally different experiences. Still, the things they learn about boys and dating will stick with them throughout high school.


First Date

Grace Unplugged


Grace Trey is an eighteen-year-old singer as passionate about her Christian faith as she is her phenomenal, God-given musical talent. Both traits come from her father, one-hit wonder Johnny Tray who found Jesus after losing his chart success two decades ago.


When Grace encounters her own music break of a lifetime, the sudden dive into the "real world" puts her deeper beliefs to the test. Pop superstardom is just within reach but appears to require some spiritual compromise. Will Grace reject her faith, or will she own it?


Grace Unplugged is based on the motion picture of the same name starring AJ Michalka (Super 8) and Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men).

Grace Unplugged

A SIMPLE SONG


Katrina Yoder loves to sing, but her Amish parents view singing as vainglory and a sin. Katrina's best friend, Bekka, is convinced Katrina should try out for American Star, a televised singing competition that Bekka has been secretly watching. Katrina resists the temptation until her father's health worsens. He desperately needs a surgery the family cannot afford. Katrina decides she must go against her parents' wishes to win the money needed to help her father. But how will she handle herself as an Amish teenager out in the world?


A Simple Song

ENTICED

Sixteen-year-old Simi Fremont thinks she's found her dream job and the solution to her family's money problems. But the modeling agency she found online is not what it seems. It'll take every bit of her faith for her to escape the dangerous scheme and survive.

Enticed

Prom Queen


Megan Bernard would sell her soul to be prom queen. Okay, maybe not her soul. But her popular older sister Belinda was prom queen last year, and Megan is certain that the only thing that would make her truly happy would be to attain the same honor. Her mom thinks it would be pretty cool too. But when Megan decides she'll do whatever it takes to take home the crown, life gets decidedly complicated. Maybe "celebrity" isn't all it's cracked up to be after all.


Hard work by your friends and fairy-tale good luck can get you elected prom queen—if you want it badly enough. After catching a televangelist's message to "believe it and receive it," Megan decides that the prom crown will be hers. As part of her campaign during the months running up to prom, she tries to get involved in a range of extracurricular activities at her Christian high school, do good works, show leadership, lose weight, and get a date for the big night. While the teen guy characters don't feel fully developed, here, Megan and her girlfriends are presented as credibly flawed and sympathetic, and readers will enjoy all of Megan's projects to boost her electability, even if they occasionally stretch probability. There is no need for readers to refer to earlier episodes in the Life at Kingston High series for this entry to make sense to fans of very gentle Christian romances.

Francisca Goldsmith for Booklist

Prom Queen

The Best Friend


Lishia Vance is totally baffled. One day she has friends. The next day everyone has turned against her. No explanation. Just complete social isolation. Even her best friend Janelle isn't giving her the time of day.


Now she has one goal for her junior year at Kingston High: make a new best friend.


When Lishia makes a connection with Riley Atkins, a popular cheerleader, things start looking up. But is Riley really as good a friend as she seems? Or is Lishia better off without her?

The Best Friend