The Pick-Up by Miranda Kenneally

Gr. 8-12 Rising senior Mari is excited to be in Chicago at her dad’s for the weekend. She’s going to Lollapalooza with her stepsister, and the time away from Tennessee gives her a breather from an abusive mother who can’t get over her divorce. In Mari’s rideshare to the festival, two brothers scramble into the car: TJ, who starts at the University of Chicago in the fall, and his older brother, Tyler. Some quick luck and good vibes result in TJ and Mari quickly falling for each other and deciding to hang out at Lolla, but walls keep them from fully vocalizing how they both feel. [Read the full review here]