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On The Job

Who says work is boring? Check out these books, where having a job leads to much more than just some extra dough.


Chopsticks
Chopsticks

In this unique story told only in photographs, Glory is a brilliant piano prodigy, playing sold-out concerts throughout Europe. But when her obsessive love for a boy back home turns into madness, she is unable to play anything but "Chopsticks."


Dream Factory
Dream Factory

Alternating chapters present the view points of two teenagers who find summer employment as costumed cartoon characters at Disney World and try to resist falling in love.


Money hungry
Money hungry

All Raspberry can think of is making money, so she takes on jobs like washing cars, selling rotten candy, and cleaning houses. Her and her mother once had to live on the streets and she wants to make sure that never happens again.


Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty
Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty

Geena can't wait for summer vacation. She will be working at the Triple Shot Betty coffee shop with two of her favorite people, her cousin Hero and best friend Amber. Her plans quickly fall apart when Hero and Amber meet and hate each other on sight. It's a summer of first jobs, first loves and testing the boundaries of friendship.


Five Flavors Of Dumb
Five Flavors Of Dumb

Eighteen-year-old Piper becomes the manager for her classmates' popular rock band, called Dumb, giving her the chance to prove her capabilities to her parents and others, if only she can get the band members to get along.


The Big Game of Everything
The Big Game of Everything

In this humorous novel brothers Jock and Egon spend the summer working at their grandfather's golf course. Jock struggles with the age old question, "Can money buy happiness?" As the summer winds down, the teens and their grandfather mature and grow as they begin to discover the meaning of life, family and happiness.


Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

For Seattle-native and college-dropout Sam LaCroix, life has become kind of a drag. Once he had dreams of going to college and having a career; now, however, he spends his days flipping burgers, mopping floors, and fixing the shake machine at Plumpy's, a local fast food joint. One day however, a richly dressed stranger comes into the restaurant and turns Sam's world upside down. The stranger is a necromancer and thinks Sam, who can also raise the dead, is his rival. Sam is plunged into a world of werewolves, witches, spirits, and talking heads. But can he stay afloat?


DJ Rising
DJ Rising

Sixteen-year-old Marley Diego-Dylan has finally landed his first DJ job and suddenly his career as "DJ Ice" is skyrocketing, but his mother's heroin addiction keeps dragging him and his dreams back to earth.


Famous
Famous

When she was fourteen, Jamie Gordon took pictures of a celebrity and became a famous paparazzo. Now that she's sixteen, she has the chance to advance her career even further by publishing scandalous pictures of teen superstar Willow Twine. Will Jamie throw away her loyalties to play her own dark fame game?