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Sam’s Pick: 

Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood 

Ali Hazelwood’s first YA book is a cute contemporary romance about the world’s best chess player and the girl who beat him in the first game they played together. Mallory Greenleaf had sworn off playing chess until she was forced into playing a charity competition by her best friend. She beats Nolan Sawyer (the bad boy of chess) and is thrown back into the world of competitive chess in order to support her family.

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