Teen Reads Book Blurbs

Always and forever, Lara Jean - Jenny Han

Laura Jean has so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dads wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then shell be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends. Life couldn't be more perfect! At least, that's what Lara Jean thinks... until she gets some unexpected news. Now the girl who dreads change must rethink all her plans but when your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

 

The everlasting Rose - Dhonielle Clayton

Camellia Beaureguard is a Belle. She can make you beautiful. Though there is always a cost. With a price on her head, the evil Queen Sophia out for blood, and no idea who to trust, Camellia must race against time to find the ailing Princess Charlotte, who has disappeared without a trace. Sophia's imperial forces will stop at nothing to keep Camellia, her sister Edel, and her loyal guard, Remy, from returning Charlotte to the palace and her rightful place as queen. With the help of a secretive resistance movement called the Iron Ladies - a society that rejects beauty treatments entirely - and the backing of underground newspaper the Spider's Web, Camellia must use her powers, her connections, and her cunning to outwit her greatest nemesis, Sophia, and restore peace to Orleans. 

 

How to rob a bank - Tom Mitchell

When fifteen-year-old Dylan accidentally burns down the house of the girl he's trying to impress, he feels that only a bold gesture can make it up to her. A gesture like robbing a bank to pay for her new home. Only an unwanted Saturday job, a tyrannical bank manager, and his unfinished history homework lie between Dylan and the heist of century. And really, what's the worst that could happen?

  

Last boy standing - Andrew Lane

AWOL; 3

Bex has to take Sam and Kieron back to her flat, but just as they get there it too explodes. Someone is trying to kill them, but whoever it is doesn't know about Kieron


Children of virtue & vengence - Tomi Adeyemi

Legacy of Orisha; 2

After battling the impossible, Zelie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orisha. But the ritual was more powerful than they imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji but also some nobles with magic ancestry. Now, Zelie struggles to unite the maji in an Orisha where the enemy is just as strong and magical as they are. When Amari's mother forms an army of royals with newly awakened powers, Zelie fights to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath. But with civil war looming on the horizon, Zelie finds herself at a breaking point: she must find a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orisha tears itself apart.

 

Your robot dog will die - Arin Greenwood

Nano Miller has spent her entire life on Dog Island, a sanctuary for world's last surviving canines and the testing ground for their robotic replacements. Every year, Nano gets a new and improved model. Now that her friendship with Wolf--a boy she's known forever--has turned romantic, she's certain she never wants to leave. But when Dog Island's biggest celebrity supporter, movie star Marky Barky, arrives for his annual visit, Nano discovers something that shouldn't exist: a real live puppy, tiny and magical. Unable part with it, Nano now finds herself on the run. She knows that the puppy could destroy her family, Wolf, and even the Island itself. Yet her harrowing fight for their survival sparks a belief that it might just save them all.

 

Watch us rise - Renee Watson

Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends on a mission. Sick of the way that young women are treated even at their 'progressive' New York City high school, they decide to start a Women's Rights Club. One problem - no one shows up. That hardly stops them. They start posting everything from videos of Chelsea performing her poetry to Jasmine's response to being reduced to a racist and sexist stereotype in the school's theatre department. And soon, they've gone viral, creating a platform they never could've predicted. With such positive support, the Women's Rights Club is also targeted by trolls. But Jasmine and Chelsea won't let their voices - or those of the other young women in their city - be silenced. They'll risk everything to be heard and effect change ... but at what cost?

 

Social media workbook for teens - Goali Saedi Bocci

Non-fiction

Is social media stressing you out? Written by a millennial psychologist and media expert, this workbook offers practical skills to help you reduce anxiety, balance screen time, deal with cyberbullies, and take charge of your life. Social media has drastically changed how we communicate with one another. In many ways this is a good thing. For example, it's easier than ever to stay connected to family and friends who live far away. But social media can also become addictive, stressful, and even alienating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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