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Love Edy by Shewanda Pugh

Late bloomer Edy has been in love with her bestie, Hassan, since she stopped thinking boys were gross; but as the only girl in her clique, her four overprotective footballer friends see her as one of the guys. When the less privileged Wyatt moves to town, Edy’s surrogate brothers conspire to keep him on the fringes of their exclusive world, forcing Edy to reevaluate her allegiance to her crew.

Muriel Avenue Sluts by Maggie Hasbrouck

Julia grew up on Muriel Avenue—the women-owned, women-run street of houses inhabited by an exclusive set of “sluts” (who are, more accurately, well-paid escorts with uncommon agency over their professional sex worker lives).  When she learns that her best friend (also the daughter of a slut) was raped by one of her mother’s Johns, she plays a dangerous game of revenge that sets her on a course toward a double life that creates tension among her normal teenage things—her post-college plans, the crush she has another girl, and her sweet, stable boyfriend.