1. The Fosters, Season 3 Episode 10, “Lucky”
It’s the Sumer Finale!!! Despite all the recent drama, Stef and Lena come together to plan a 40th wedding anniversary party for Lena’s parents. But in the meantime, the kids are having problems of their own–Callie meets the judge who can make or break her legal fate, and it looks like maybe, just maybe Mariana will finally make things right with Mat. See how things shake out for The Fosters Monday night on ABC Family.
2. Shackled, By Tom Leveen
Published August 18th 2015 by Simon Pulse | ISBN 1481422499 (ISBN13: 9781481422499) | 224 Pages
Shackled is a nail-biting psychological thriller from the author of MANICPIXIEDREAMGIRL. Pelly is a 16 year old girl overcome with anxiety. In and out of therapy an institutions, Pelly is haunted by the disappearance of her friend Tara six years prior. After finally getting her emotional footing, Pelly’s well-being is again threatened by an encounter with a troubled girl who COULD be her lost friend. As Pelly delves into the mystery that is Tara’s disappearance, she battles her own demons and paranoia, never too certain which evils are only in her head or waiting for her right around the corner.
3. Beyond Clueless, by Linas Alsenas
Published August 18th 2015 by Amulet Books | ISBN 1419714961 (ISBN13: 9781419714962) | 256 Pages
Marty Sullivan’s life ends, basically, when her parents enroll her in a private high school. A private, Catholic, girls-only high school. Meanwhile, at their local public school, her best friend, Jimmy, comes out of the closet and finds himself a boyfriend and a new group of friends. Marty feels left out and alone, until she gets a part in the school musical, Into the Woods, and Jimmy and his new crew are in it, too! Things start looking even better when Marty falls for foxy fellow cast member Felix Peroni. And Felix seems to like her back. But the drama is just beginning. Can Marty and Jimmy keep up their friendship? And is Marty’s new beau everything he appears to be? Or is Marty too clueless to figure it all out before it’s too late? (Via Goodreads.)
4. Beyond Clueless
In honor of the new book Beyond Clueless, YE urges you to take a look a documentary about teen films of the same name. This doc, now streaming on Netflix, takes a critical look at teen-centered films over the years and the genre’s effects on American culture at large. A thought provoking look at the films we love, why we love them, and what it MEANS for us to love them, Beyond Clueless is narrated by everyone’s favorite goth teen star from The Craft, Fairuza Balk.
You’ve never seen the ULTIMATE high school movie? As if!!! Now is the time to watch the OG of teen films, because it’s currently streaming on Netflix! Or if you’ve already seen it, watch it again. And again. And again. Because you can never get enough of Cher and Dionne as they navigate the treacherous halls of high school in Beverly Hills, as well as navigate the mall and their dating lives with “Barneys” all while keeping it real.
6. Court of Fives, by Kate Elliott
Published August 18th 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | ISBN 0316364193 (ISBN13: 9780316364195) | 448 Pages
Court of Fives is the first novel in a new YA fantasy trilogy by World Fantasy Award winner Kate Elliott. In Jessamy’s world, social class is everything. But navigating that world is difficult for our heroin whose parents are from different social classes. She’s torn between the upper class Patrons and the freewheeling lifestyle of being a Commoner. She seeks emotional escape from her problems at The Five, an athletic competition whose winners reap the social benefits and glory. Complicating matters further is Jes’s relationship with a boy from the upper class, a relationship which threatens to destroy her family and their place in society.
7. Chasing Life, Season 2 Episode 7, “As Long as We Both Shall Live”
April and Leo are finally married!!!!! ….Now what? Our favorite carpe diem couple now have to figure out exactly what their married life together will look like…which includes Leo making lots of plans for the future. Which has April really confused about her role in a future she may not be a part of. See what the future holds Monday night on ABC Family!
8. Teen Wolf, Season 5 Episode 9, “Lies of Omission”
While Stiles and Lydia are on a quest for the truth, Scott is out looking for help. Is this finally the episode where we find out who Parrish REALLY is??? Find out Monday night on MTV.
9. The Creeping, by Alexandra Sirowy
Published August 18th 2015 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | ISBN 1481418866 (ISBN13: 9781481418867) | 400 Pages
The Creeping is a, well, CREEPY novel about 17 year old Stella. Stella is the survivor of an incident which resulted in the disappearance of her friend Jeanie 12 years earlier. But at 17, Stella has put the past behind her until suddenly a corpse appears in her small town, a girl with red hair, like Jeanie, and the old wounds from years before open up again for Stella. Stella learns of other disappearances, other red headed girls, and she dives head first into the mystery of Jeanie. But something creepy lurks for Stella at the end of her journey.
10. Haim/Tame Impala “Because I’m a Man” Remix
Haim are a to-die-for-cool sister trio from LA who can currently be seen on tour opening up for T. Swift. Yes, you read right: Taylor Swift. The sisters are some of the OG members of T’s now infamous “squad.” Here they’ve remixed and added new vocals to a track from Australia psych-rockers Tame Impala. Their version is lush and dreamy, perfect for the end-of-summer/back-to-school blues.