Just now, I finished the book Bounce by Natasha Friend, author of Perfect and Lush.
Bounce had a different story line twist, than Natasha's other two books (mentioned) In Perfect and Lush, Natasha took common story starters, and twisted them about. With Bounce, Natasha surprised me by giving a new story idea.
I loved the characters to pieces, and the protagonist Evyn was the perfect role of "kinda Tom-boy girl whose mother is dead".
I highly recommend this series, (about 13 year olds) mostly because of its diversity. Commonly, series are about a group of protagonists and other characters that roll from one plot to another. With this series, each protagonist and cast of other characters has a plot.
I enjoyed this detail very much.
Word of the Now- Bounce: to spring back from a surface in a lively manner
Quote of the now- "Everything's not going to go perfect. You're going to have some losses that you're going to have to bounce back from and some things that are a little unforeseen that you're going to have to deal with."- Tony Dungy