Rad Reads

We found the cutest lunchbox to match your back-to-school read

Because coordinating your book to your bag is *never* going out of style.

West Elm, $25

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston (Wednesday Books, $20)

Shara Wheeler is the principal's daughter—and a kissing bandit. She locks lips with her BF Smith, bad boy Rory *and* her academic rival Chloe. Then Shara disappears. Following a chain of notes, Chloe, the aspiring valedictorian, teams up with Smith and Rory to find Shara before it's too late.

Kasdfms, $24

Beauty and the Besharam by Lillie Vale (Viking, $18)

Ambitious Kavya, 17, is besharam—a little too much. After a public breakup with her BF on the last day of school, Kavya decides to spend the summer dressing up as princesses for kids' parties. When her rival, Ian, is cast as her prince, the competition (and the romantic tension) heats up.

Herschel, $21

Accomplished: A Georgie Darcy Novel by Amanda Quain (Wednesday Books, $19)

In this retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, we meet Mr. Darcy's little sister, Georgie, who had a rough sophomore year. Now a junior, she's trying to fix her flawed rep—and just might do so with the help of her cute marching band mate, Avery.

Fjallraven, $60

Seton Girls by Charlene Thomas (Dutton, $19)

Aly, a junior at Seton Academic High and editor of the school paper, wants to find out the secret behind the football team's 13-year winning streak. Twists and turns abound as Aly and her crew decide what to do with a shocking truth that could ruin Seton (and its wealthy community) forever.

Simple Modern, $20

Rise of the Vicious Princess by C.J. Redwine (Balzer + Bray, $18)

Princess Charis Willowthorn, 17, is raised to take care of her kingdom of Calera. When it comes under attack, Charis must figure out how to defeat its enemies. Action- and romance-packed, this fantasy (the first in a duology) gives you a surprise ending that'll have you begging for more.

Shoppersplanet, $35

Zyla & Kai by Kristina Forest (Kokila, $20)

Zyla and Kai broke up months ago. So why did they disappear together into the wilderness while on their Senior Day trip? Told in past and present, learn the details of their romance...before it fell apart. This book will keep you guessing as the charming love story unfolds.

Fulton Bag Co., $16

On the Subject of Unmentionable Things by Julia Walton (Random House BFYR, $19)

Phoebe Townsend is your typical straight-A junior...who also happens to be the author of a sex education blog. Her secret is safe—until mayoral candidate Lydia Brookhurst vows to uncover the author. Will Phoebe's world come crashing down?

MODAndME, $44

Youngblood by Sasha Laurens (Razorbill, $20)

It's back to vampire school for estranged besties Kat and Taylor. Kat, on scholarship, can barely afford the blood substitute she needs to survive. Taylor finds her teacher's dead body. Meanwhile, Kat thinks she could be crushing on Taylor. Sapphic vampires, immortal murder and mystery!

Hey, girl! Just wanted to let you know that this story originally ran in our August/September 2022 issue. Want more? Read the print mag for free *today* when you click HERE.

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by GL | 8/29/2022