They Say It’s Your Birthday! Friday Fast Picks

(Next week, Friday Fast Picks Librarians Katie and Marissa both have birthdays!  Enjoy our Birthday Fast Picks!)

Scorpio: October 23 – November 21 (Other astrological signs also available! Search “It’s Written in the Stars” series title.)

Are you a typical Scorpio? Are you adventurous and optimistic, a natural-born pioneer? Look to the stars for answers!

Birthday by Meredith Russo
Born in the same hospital on the same day, Eric and Morgan grow up together as best friends, through six years of birthdays they discover who they are meant to be, and if they are meant to be together.
Follows Chika, Miu and Matsuri as they pursue their daily lives. They make a surprise birthday gift for a friend, check up on a new student and visit a friend’s workplace.
In Search of Mockingbird by Loretta Ellsworth
On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, Erin receives her long-dead mother’s diary, which reveals that she too revered Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” and wanted to be a writer, and Erin impulsively decides to take the Greyhound bus from St. Paul, Minnesota to Monroeville, Alabama, to visit the reclusive author.
Beautiful Creatures by by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.
Pegasus by Robin McKinley
Because of a thousand-year-old alliance between humans and pegasi, Princess Sylvi is ceremonially bound to Ebon, her own pegasus, on her twelfth birthday, but the closeness of their bond becomes a threat to the status quo and possibly to the safety of their two nations.
Then I Met My Sister by Christine Hurley Deriso
Summer Stetson has always lived in the shadow of her dead sister, knowing she can never measure up in any way, but on her seventeenth birthday her aunt gives her Shannon’s diary, which reveals painful but liberating truths about Summer’s family and herself.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love.