Quick Summer Teen Reads


Girl, Stolen Girl, Stolen
By Henry, April
2010-09 – Henry Holt & Company
9780805090055
BookPage Notable Title Sixteen year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills her prescription at the pharmacy. Before Cheyenne realizes what’s happening, their car is being stolen–with her inside! Griffin hadn’t meant to kidnap Cheyenne, all he needed to do was steal a car for the others. But once Griffin’s dad finds out that Cheyenne’s father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes–now there’s a reason to keep her. What Griffin doesn’t know is that Cheyenne is not only sick with pneumonia, she is blind. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare, and if she does, at what price? …More
If I Stay If I Stay
By Forman, Gayle
2009-04 – Dutton Books
9780525421030
BookPage Notable Title
A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make, and the ultimate choice one teenage girl commands, this emotionally arresting novel is sure to captivate readers. …More
The Knife That Killed Me The Knife That Killed Me
By McGowan, Anthony
2010-04 – Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780385738224
Paul Vanderman could be at any normal high school where bullies, girls, and annoying teachers are just part of life. But “normal” doesn’t apply when it comes to the school’s biggest bully, Roth–a twisted and threatening thug with an evil agenda.
When Paul ends up delivering a message from Roth to the leader of a gang at a nearby school, it fuels a rivalry with immediate consequences. Paul attempts to distance himself from the feud, but somehow Roth keeps finding reasons for him to stick around. Then one day Roth hands him a knife. And even though Paul is scared, he has never felt so powerful.
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Story of a Girl Story of a Girl
By Zarr, Sara
2007-01 – Little, Brown Young Readers
9780316014533
When she is caught in the backseat of a car with her older brother’s best friend, Deanna Lambert’s teenage life is changed forever. With subtle grace, complicated wisdom, and striking emotion, this debut novel captures a girl’s struggle to redefine herself. …More
Wake
Wake
By McMann, Lisa
2008-12 – Simon Pulse
9781416974475
1st book in Wake series
2009 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Top Teen For 17-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people’s dreams is getting old. Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else’s twisted psyche–she is a participant. …More
Fade
Fade
By McMann, Lisa
2009-02 – Simon Pulse
9781416953586
2nd book in Wake series
In this dark and sexy sequel to the “New York Times” bestseller “Wake,” disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody’s talking. When Janie taps into a classmate’s violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open–but nothing goes as planned. …More
Gone
Gone
By McMann, Lisa
2010-02 – Simon Pulse
9781416979180
3rd book in Wake series
BookPage Notable Title The conclusion of the paranormal teen series, Wake. Janie is spending her summer with Cabel, but deep down she’s panicking about how she’s going to survive her future when getting sucked into other people’s dreams starts to take its toll. …More
Where She Went Where She Went
By Forman, Gayle
2011-04 – Dutton Books
9780525422945
BookPage Notable Title Told from Adam’s point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined the “New York Times”-bestseller “If I Stay”, “Where She Went” explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance. …More

Watch for more reading suggestions for books under 200 pages next Saturday June 18th.

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