Summer vacation is fast approaching. Just one more month to go! You can find some great spring/summer reads in the list below. Follow the links to put holds on your favorites. We also have a couple of exciting teen programs coming up next week. On Monday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m. you can come in and help Project Rebuild build squirrel boxes for Stark Parks (this is a great opportunity to earn some community service hours) and on Wednesday, April 29 at 3:30 p.m., our Teen Graphic Novel Club will be getting together to do origami and make candy sushi! Don’t miss out!
99 Days by Katie Cotugno – Molly Barlow is facing one long, hot summer–99 days–with the boy whose heart she broke and the boy she broke it for– his brother.
Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond – Lois Lane is the new girl at East Metropolis High, and her instinct to ask questions brings her and her online friend, Smallville Guy, into conflict with some bullying video gamers called the Warheads, who are being used in a dangerous virtual reality experiment.
The 52nd by Dela – On the tip of the Yucatan peninsula, the immortal Castillo family gathers in Tulum. Weary and haunted, they receive the names of fifty-two human sacrifices chosen once every fifty-two years for the Underworld. Something is different about Zara, Lucas has been having dreams of her arrival for five hundred years. As Lucas and Zara come together to put an end to the bloody sacrifices, they discover that the ancient tradition isn’t so easily broken.
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman – A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman. Caden Bosch is on a ship that’s headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior. Caden Bosch is designated the ship’s artist in residence to document the journey with images. Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head. Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny.
The Remedy: The 3rd Book in the Program Series by Suzanne Young – Seventeen-year-old Quinn provides closure to grieving families by taking on the short-term role of a deceased loved one, until huge secrets come to the surface about Quinn’s own past.
Strangled Silence by Oisin McGann – While working as a newspaper intern, Amina Mir interviews a veteran of the war in Sinnostan who is convinced that someone has tampered with his memories. Amina is skeptical, but when she meets a conspiracy investigator who has interviewed dozens of soldiers, all telling the same story, she realized she may have stumbled into a terrifying government cover-up.
Still Waters by Ash Parsons – High-schooler Jason, who lives with a drunk, abusive father at home, hopes to earn enough money to escape with his younger sister, Janie, by being tough at school, but the stakes grow ever more dangerous and soon even his fists and ability to think on his feet are not enough to keep his head above water.
Cosplay Basics: A Beginners Guide to the Art of Costume Play by Yuki Takasou, Rumine, Kashiko Kurobuchi, and Trend-Pro – Curious about cosplay? Learn all the basics of cosplay here straight from experts in the heart of Tokyo! Japanese cosplayers continuously take the art of cosplay to new levels and now you can learn their secrets! Cosplay Basics has collected all you need to know in an easy-to-follow how-to book on the making and engaging in the art of cosplay.
Finding Paris by Joy Preble – Sisters Leo and Paris Hollings have only ever had each other to rely on. They can’t trust their mother, who hops from city to city and from guy to guy, or their gambler stepfather, who’s moved them all to Las Vegas. It’s just the two of them: Paris, who’s always been the dreamer, and Leo, who has a real future in mind (going to Stanford, becoming a doctor, falling in love). But Leo isn’t going anywhere right now, except driving around Vegas all night with her sister. Until Paris ditches Leo at the Heartbreak Hotel Diner, where moments before they had been talking with physics student Max Sullivan. Outside, Leo finds a cryptic note from Paris, a clue. Is it some kind of game? Where is Paris, and why has she disappeared? When Leo reluctantly accepts Max’s offer of help, the two find themselves following a string of clues through Vegas and beyond. But the search for the truth is not a straight line. And neither is the path to secrets Leo and Max hold inside.
Portraits of Celina by Sue Whiting – After her father’s death sixteen-year-old Bayley and her family move out to the lake, to the house from which sixteen-year-old Celina O’Malley mysteriously disappeared nearly forty years before–but when she finds a trunk of Celina’s clothes, her cousin’s spirit starts reaching out to Bayley, and it seems that she wants her murder solved, even if her revenge costs Bayley her life.
Endangered by Lamar Giles – The one secret she cares about keeping, her identity, is about to be exposed. Unless Lauren “Panda” Daniels, an anonymous photoblogger who specializes in busting classmates and teachers in compromising positions, plays along with her blackmailer’s little game of Dare or . . . Dare. But when the game turns deadly, Panda doesn’t know what to do. And she may need to step out of the shadows to save herself . . . and everyone else on the Admirer’s hit list.
The Trials: The 3rd Book in the Project Paper Doll Series by Stacey Kade – After being on the run, Ariane Tucker finds herself back where she started–under the cruel control of Dr. Jacobs, head of the research facility that created her. Now she must participate in the upcoming trials; a deadly competition pitting her against other alien hybrids, each representing a rival corporation.
Things We Know By Heart by Jessie Kirby – A year after losing her boyfriend, Trent, in an unexpected accident, Quinn Sullivan secretly tracks down the recipient of his donated heart in an attempt to heal, but ends up falling for him.
Every Last Promise by Kristin Halbrook – Every Last Promise is a provocative and emotional novel about a girl who must decide between keeping quiet and speaking up after witnessing a classmate’s sexual assault. Kayla saw something at the party that she wasn’t supposed to. But she hasn’t told anyone. No one knows the real story about what happened that night, about why Kayla was driving the car that ran into a ditch after the party, about what she saw in the hours leading up to the accident, and about the promise she made to her friend Bean before she left for the summer. Now Kayla’s coming home for her senior year. If Kayla keeps quiet, she might be able to get her old life back. If she tells the truth, she risks losing everything, and everyone, she ever cared about.
Wrong About the Guy by Claire LaZebnik – Ellie Withers’ stepfather is a TV star. George Nussbaum, her tutor, makes her feel a little less sure of herself, less right about everything. When Ellie’s plans for her family, friends and love life don’t turn out the way she imagined, she begins to wonder if maybe she could stand to learn a thing or two.
City Love by Susane Colasanti – Three different teenage girls learn how to navigate their hearts and NYC. City Love is the start of a romantic new series for fans of Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, and the Carrie Diaries, from bestselling author Susane Colasanti. Roommates Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna have big plans for their summer before college. Sadie is looking for love, Darcy is living for the next adventure, and Rosanna is reinventing herself. There will be plenty of distractions, irresistible guys, wrong guys, awkward encounters, 2 a.m. breakfasts, fangirl moments, Nasty Girl, and more, but if they look up they will discover the true meaning of city love.
All book descriptions were pulled from our catalog.