Victory Day    •    Monday, August 10    •    Closed

Good Reads for Teens

The Teen and Children's librarians like to read teen books too.  Here are some of our recommendations.

REALISTIC

  Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
It's the ulitmate showdome, Sparkle-Ponies vs Lost Girls, who will come out on top?  When it's a planeful of beauty queens stranded on a deserted islad fighting for food, shelter and the last lip gloss, anything is possible.  
  A Brief History of Montmarary by Michelle Cooper
When Sophie Fitzgibbons recieves a journal for her sixteenth birthday, she decides to chronicle day-to-day life with her impoverished royal family on the tiny island  kingdom of Montmarary.  But it is 1936, the world is on the brink of war, and when two German soldiers land a boat on MOntmaray the polictics of Europe suddenly become very personal.  
  Black Ice by Becca Fitspatrick
Britt goes hiking in the Grand Tetonas of Wyoming with her ex-boyfriend Calvin, but trouble arises when she is caught in a blizzard, taken hostge by fugitives, finds evidence of murders, and learns whom to trust and whom to love.
  Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry (Thunder Road book 1)
When a reluctant visit turns into an extended summer vacation among relatives Emily never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.
  Scars Like Wings by Erin Stewart
A year ago, a  fire killed her parents' and best friend/cousin and left Ava with burns over 60% of her body.  Now her aunt and uncle want her to return to high school.  She just wants to stay home bubt when she meets Piper, another student with scars, and Asad, a boy who loves theater as much as she does, Ava begins to hope for a life beyond the scars. 

 MYSTERY

  Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Seventeen-year-old Sam seems to have everything until she and her best friend, Cassie, disappear one night and now Sam has returned with amnesia, striving to be a much better person and aware that her not remembering may be the only thing keeping Cassie alive.

PARANORMAL

 

Crave by Tracy Wolf
Lovers of teen paranormal romance will love this book.  Grace's uncle is the Dean at an exclusive boarding school and her new home.  Once there, she is introduced to a whole new secret world.  One intorduction catches her eye the most...Jaxon.

 

The Beautiful by Renee Ahdich
In 19th century New Orleans, Celine, a dressmaker from Paris, becomes embroiled in a murder mystery that's connected to a glamorous suerpnatural cohort.  

 

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Sweet southern girl Anna discovers, at age sixteen that she is the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, the only one of her kind.  As Anna struggles to fight the dark legacy of her father, she falls for the mysterious Kaiden Row, the ultimate bad boy.  Forced to face her destiny, she must deicde whether to embrace her halo of her horns.  

  Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
Monsters, magic, and mayhemOh my!  What is one to do when your best friend falls head over heels for the new, young , super cute  librarian who just happens to be a soul=sucking demon bent on destroying the entire student body?   In between saving the school nurse and trying not to make a fool of herself  with her own hopeless crush.  Cynthia Rothschild must somehow use the occasion and rescue everyone from the clutches of the evil librarian. 

GRAPHIC

 

They Called Us Enemy by George Takai
George Takai's firsthand account of what if was like to live in a Japanese Internment Camp in WOrld War II.  He tells of his years behind barbed wire, the joys and terros of growing up under legailzed racism, his mother's choices his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds to his astonishing future.  What is AMerican?  Who gets to decide?  When the world is against you, what can one person do?

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