Best of Teen Read Week

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

It's Teen Read Week!

Check out some of our favorite young adult titles by authors like John Green, Angie Thomas, and Jason Reynolds.

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The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas—After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died. This book is now a major motion picture!

Available in print, audio, and e-book.

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Turtles All the Way Down

By John Green—It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

Available in print, audio, and e-book.

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Thirteen Reasons Why

By Jay Asher—When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death. Now a major Netflix series!

Available in print, audio, and e-book.

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before

By Jenny Han—Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she's ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control. Now a major Netflix series!

Available in print and audio.

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The Children of Blood and Bone

By Tomi Adeyemi—Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

Available in print, audio, and e-book.

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

By Erika L. Sánchez—When the sister who delighted their parents by her faithful embrace of Mexican culture dies in a tragic accident, Julia, who longs to go to college and move into a home of her own, discovers from mutual friends that her sister may not have been as perfect as believed.

Available in print, audio, and e-book.

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man

By Jason Reynolds—Miles has a secret. He's actually Spider-Man. Well not THE Spider-Man, but a Spider-Man. But when Miles accidentally discovers a villainous teacher's plan to turn good kids bad, he will need to come to terms with his own destiny as the new Spider-Man.

Available in print, audio, and e-book

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Long Way Down

By Jason Reynolds—As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.

Available in print and e-book.

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Dear Martin

By Nic Stone—Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

Available in print, audio, and e-book.

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Dread Nation

By Justina Ireland—When families go missing in Baltimore County, Jane McKeene, who is studying to become an Attendant, finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy that has her fighting for her life against powerful enemies.

Available in print, audio, and e-book.

This Teen Read Week booklist was compiled by Alex, a Teen Library Associate at the Main Library. Thanks, Alex!

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