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Ex-mas

Ex-mas

For Ages: 14 and up

Two Exes. One holiday adventure.

Merry Ex-Mas?

Seventeen-year-old Lila Beckwith's parents just left for vacation, and Lila's all set to throw the holiday party of the season. But when her Christmas-obsessed little brother, Cooper, discovers that global warming is melting the North Pole, he and his best friend, Tyler, take off on a runaway mission to save Santa.

Lila has to get Cooper safely home before her parents get back on Christmas Eve. But the only person who can help her is Tyler's older brother, Beau -- a.k.a. Lila's musician, anti-everything ex-boyfriend.

It'll take more than a Christmas miracle for Lila and Beau to overcome their differences and find their fugitive brothers. But could a journey destined for disaster help these polar opposites fall in love...all over again?
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  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416991519 | 
  • October 2009 | 
  • Grades 9 and up | 
  • Lexile 830L
List Price $12.99

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NORTH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL LOS ANGELES
DECEMBER 22
11:43 A.M.


Mr. Geary had to be kidding.

It was literally moments before the last bell was supposed to ring on the last half-day of classes—three seconds to Christmas break and the holidays and freedom—and the earth science teacher was handing out homework with every indication that he expected people to be paying attention. Had he finally lost it?

“He must be insane,” Lila Beckwith muttered to her lab partner, Denny. She took the handout with a heavy sigh and scanned the first page, picking out the words... see more

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Kate Brian
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Kate Brian

Kate Brian is the author of the NY Times and USA Today best-selling Private series and it's spin-off series, Privilege. She has also written many other books for teens including Sweet 16 and Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys.

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