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California dreamin’

A few unseasonably hot days (but climate change is just a hoax, right?) fooled us into believing warm weather was just around the corner. Now that we’re back to much more reasonable (read: freezing cold) temperatures for Boston in March, this California girl is living vicariously through these summery, oh-so-trendy new YA covers:

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Don’t you feel warmer already? It’s almost like taking a beach vacation! (Sorta. Kinda. Okay, not really.) Here, have some adult-book lookalikes:

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And another that’s straight-up twinsies with How to Make a Wish:

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If, like me, you are shivering and dreaming of warmer climes, I suggest you mix up a fruity drink (with an umbrella, of course), run a super-hot bath, and settle in for a long soak with one of these titles — or perhaps something from our annual Summer Reading recommendations. And try to remind yourself that winter, at least in New England and similar regions, is supposed to be cold.

Katie Bircher About Katie Bircher

Katie Bircher, associate editor at The Horn Book, Inc., is a former bookseller and holds an MA in children's literature from Simmons College. She served as chair of the 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award committee. Follow Katie on Twitter @lyraelle.

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