I’m happy to report that the first week of our Teen Summer Reading Program is going strong! If you haven’t had a chance yet, make sure to stop by the library to pick up your Teen Summer Reading Program packet so that you can join in on the fun. Reading for just three hours will get your name entered into one of our bi-weekly drawings for gift card prizes! If you need a book to help you get started, then check out the great new releases in the list below. Follow the links to place holds on your favorites. Also, don’t miss out on our Teen Craft program on Thursday, June 11 at 3:30. We will be making clothespin picture frames and decorating bird houses. Make sure to register for the program here. Happy Reading!
Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu – Rachel Walker is devoted to God and her large family, but as her curiosity about the world her parents turned from grows and she finds that neither Calvary Christian Church nor her homeschool education has the answer she craves, she considers leaving her sheltered life, as an older sister did.
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – After enduring his father’s suicide, his own suicide attempt, broken friendships, and more in the Bronx projects, Aaron Soto, sixteen, is already considering the Leteo Institute’s memory-alteration procedure when his new friendship with Thomas turns to unrequited love.
Joyride by Anna Banks – Who says opposites don’t attract? It’s been several years since Carly Vega’s parents were deported. Carly lives with her older brother, studies hard, and works the graveyard shift at a convenience store to earn enough to bring her parents back from Mexico. Arden Moss used to be the star quarterback at school. He used to date popular blondes and have fun pranking with his older sister. But now all that’s changed, and Arden needs a new accomplice. Especially one his father, the town sheriff, will disapprove of.
The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell – In Japan, teenaged Abe Sora, who is afflicted with “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” finds friends online and elicits their help to end his suffering.
Sweet by Emmy Laybourne – The luxurious celebrity cruise launching the trendy new diet sweetener Solu should be the vacation of a lifetime. It takes a horrifyingly wrong turn when the gig becomes an expose on the shocking side effects of Solu.
The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker – Set in an alternative 16th-century England, Elizabeth Grey is the only girl in the king’s elite group of witch hunters. When she’s framed for being a witch herself, Elizabeth finds freedom at the hands of the world’s most wanted wizard and her loyalties are tested.
Blue Exorcist, Volume 13 by Kazue Kato – The Exwires learn the tragic story of what happened to Izumo’s mother, Tamamo, when the Illuminati’s mad Professor Gedoin sought her out in order to conduct his insane experiments.
Fairy Tail, Volume 48 by Hiro Mashima – With her curse magic, Kyoka has deprived Erza of all her senses—except pain, which she has amplified into excruciating torture! But even in these hopeless circumstances, the Fairy Queen continues to counterattack! Meanwhile, the duels between Igneel and Acnologia and between Natsu and the Underworld King rage on, as dragon father and wizard son struggle to grab onto a sliver of hope! The twin dragons of Sabertooth, Rogue and Sting, show up to help. Can the joint efforts of three dragon slayers force Mard Geer to get serious? The critical moment arrives in the battle between fairies and demons!
Naruto, Volume 70 by Masashi Kishimoto – Guy pulls out his most dangerous move, but is it enough to beat Madara? Meanwhile, as Naruto fights on the edge of death, he meets a special figure who may change the entire direction of the battle!
47 Ronin by Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai – In graphic novel format, recounts the legendary event from Japanese history in which forty-seven samurai avenged the death of their master before committing ritual suicide.
Rat Queens, Volume 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’Rygoth by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch, and Stjepan Sejic – A brand-new, booze-soaked tale of the Rat Queens reveals a growing menace within the very walls of Palisade. And while Dee may have run from her past, the bloated, blood-feasting sky god N’rygoth never really lets his children stray too far.
Like it Never Happened by Emily Adrian – As one of The Essential Five theater students at her alternative high school, Rebecca Rivers is preparing to become an actress and enjoying junior year with the perfect boyfriend until life-changing rumors threaten everything.
Nearly Found by Elle Cosimano – After Nearly Boswell starts working as an intern at a crime lab, a girl from her trailer park turns up dead. Then the corpse of a missing person is discovered, buried on a golf course, with a message for Nearly etched into the bones. When Nearly finds out the corpse is the father of Eric, a classmate of hers, she starts to worry that the body is connected to her father’s disappearance five years ago. Nearly, Reece, and Nearly’s classmates–Vince, Jeremy, and Eric–start a dangerous investigation into their fathers’ pasts that threatens Nearly’s fragile romance with Reece, and puts all them in the killer’s path.
Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel – Told in separate voices, Lena and Aubrey, each hiding her own secrets, set off in search of the truth about Charlie, including if he is really dead, after meeting at his funeral and learning that he was dating both of them.
Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen – In 1993 in New York City, high school senior Mira uncovers many secrets, including that her father has a male lover.
Invisible Monsters: The 2nd Book in the Talker 25 Series by Joshua McCune – A seventeen-year-old girl becomes caught in a deadly conflict of loyalty between the dragon resistance and the government forces who are trying to wipe them out.
Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill – Where women are created for the pleasure of men, beauty is the first duty of every girl. In Louise O’Neill’s world of “Only Every Yours “women are no longer born naturally, girls (called “eves”) are raised in Schools and trained in the arts of pleasing men until they come of age. Freida and Isabel are best friends. Now, aged sixteen and in their final year, they expect to be selected as companions–wives to powerful men. All they have to do is ensure they stay in the top ten beautiful girls in their year. The alternatives–life as a concubine, or a chastity (teaching endless generations of girls)–are too horrible to contemplate. But as the intensity of final year takes hold, the pressure to be perfect mounts. Isabel starts to self-destruct, putting her beauty–her only asset–in peril. And then into this sealed female environment, the boys arrive, eager to choose a bride. Freida must fight for her future–even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known.
The Good Girls: The 2nd Book in the Perfectionists Series by Sara Shepard – When a rich bully and someone else dies, Mackenzie, Ava, Caitlin, Julie, and Parker wonder if they’re being framed. Or are they about to become the killer’s next targets?
Siren’s Fury: The 2nd Book in the Storm Siren Trilogy by Mary Weber – Nym has saved Faelen only to discover that Draewulf stole everything she valued. Now he’s destroyed her Elemental storm-summoning ability as well. When Nym sneaks off with a host of delegates to Bron, Lord Myles offers her the chance for a new kind of power and the whispered hope that it may do more than simply defeat the monster she loathes. But the secrets the Bron people have kept concealed, along with the horrors Draewulf has developed, may require more than simply harnessing a darker ability. They may require who she is. Set against the stark metallic backdrop of the Bron kingdom, Nym is faced with the chance to change the future. Or was that Draewulf’s plan for her all along?
YOLO Juliet by William Shakespeare and Brett Wright – Romeo and Juliet, one of the greatest love stories ever told . . . in texts?! Imagine: What if those star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays! Two families at war. A boy and a girl in love. A secret marriage gone oh-so-wrong.
Express Yourself: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are by Emily Roberts, MA, LPC – If you are like many teen girls, you may feel pressure to be “nice,” rather than assert your opinions. You may even fear being called “bossy” or “pushy” when speaking your mind or offering a different point of view. But if you have ever stopped yourself from expressing your opinion, you know how bad it can feel afterward. Don’t let yourself fall into that same trap over and over. Your thoughts and feelings matter just as much as everyone else—you just need to find your voice. Using techniques based in proven-effective dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this book will show you how to have positive interactions with others, deal with difficult emotions that can arise from bullying or dealing with “mean girls,” and easy-to-use strategies that will boost your self-esteem and confidence. You’ll also discover tons of assertive communication skills you can use every day, including how to speak up when you are upset; asking for what you want in a clear, assertive manner; and coping when intense emotions threaten to take over and sabotage your relationships.
Magnificent Minds: 16 Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine by Pendred E. Noyce – For centuries, women have risen above their traditional roles to pursue new understanding of the natural world. This book, which grows out of an exhibit at the Grolier Club in New York, introduces the lives, sayings, and dreams of sixteen women over four centuries and chronicles their contributions to mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, computer science, and medicine. Sweeping and inspirational, this book should be read by all girls and young women who share curiosity about the world and the dream of making a difference.
The Upcycled T-Shirt by Jenelle Montilone – Did you know the average American throws away more than 68 pounds of clothing each year? Join the revolution to reduce your carbon footprint – one T-shirt at a time! Widely known for her recycling efforts, environmental crafter and blogger Jenelle Montilone will inspire you to upcycle tees into fun and fanciful quilts, accessories, toys, and gifts for the whole family. The 28 easy-to-make projects are economical, eco-friendly, and eclectic. Consume less and create more!
Designers on Instagram: #Fashion by The Council of Fashion Designers of America – An original collection of photography from the biggest names in American fashion, Designers on Instagram culls the most interesting, stylish, and unique photographs on Instagram from the designers that comprise the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Handpicked by the designers themselves, the images include choices from CFDA members such as Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Rachel Zoe, and John Varvatos. Organized by content sections such as Behind the Scenes, Travel, and Parties, this glimpse through the lens of the designers themselves will provide photography fans and fashionistas alike with a brand-new take on their favorite tastemakers.
Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
Maximum Ride Forever by James Patterson
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