This list is like a literary hot chocolate - a large one with
lots of whipped cream. Life is good, everything will turn
out fine, and yes, I will have some ice cream with that.

Hope was here
by Joan Bauer (2000)

The sisterhood of the travelling pants
by Ann Brashares (2001)
First book in the Sisterhood of the travelling pants series

I capture the castle
by Dodie Smith (1949)

The darling buds of May
by H.E. Bates (2002)
First book in the Pop Larkin series

by Joan Bauer (1992)
by Joan Bauer (1995)

by Maya Van Wagenen (2014)

Confessions of a serial kisser
by Wendelin Van Draanen (2008)