Lauren likes Charlie. Does he like her back?
Lauren Silver is ready for her annual family vacation. Aside from the sun and sand, she’s thrilled to be reunited with her gorgeous summer crush, Charlie Anderson. Sure, she’s only spoken to him once, for exactly thirteen seconds, but she knows they’re meant to be together. She’s even spent all year developing “The Love Plan” to get Charlie to fall for her. But, plans don’t always work out and Lauren has to face a very tough reality of crushes: Sometimes they are not mutual. Can Lauren survive vacation and her first crush?

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Quick Facts:
Angela Darling was nicknamed “The Love Guru” by her friends in school because she always gave such awesome advice on crushes. And Angela’s own first crush worked out pretty well…they have been married for almost ten years now! When Angela isn’t busy reading romance novels, she works as an editor in New York City.

Celebrity Lookalike:Belle from Beauty and the Beast
Motto: Hold onto your dreams—you never know where they may take you!
5 Must Reads:
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, and Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
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