More Quick Summer Reads for Teens – Under 200 Pages

Shakespeare Bats Cleanup Shakespeare Bats Cleanup
By Koertge, Ron
2003-03 – Candlewick Press (MA)
Written in free verse with examples of several poetic forms slipped into the mix, this funny, poignant story by a master of dialogue tells of a straight-talking 14-year-old first baseman, benched by mono, who takes a swing at writing poetry. …More
Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs
By Koertge, Ron
2010-03 – Candlewick Press (MA)
Fielding his social life is a bigger challenge for Kevin than hitting a fastball in Koertge’s funny, insightful sequel to ‘Shakespeare Bats Cleanup.’ …More
By Spinelli, Jerry
2000-08 – Alfred A. Knopf
1st book in Stargirl series
2003 Grand Canyon Reader Award Winner – Teen
Iowa Teen Award – 2003 Winner
CCBC Choices – 2001
YHBA Winner – 2003

In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever. Young Adult.
Stoner & Spaz Stoner & Spaz
By Koertge, Ron
2002-05 – Candlewick Press (MA)
Starring an unlikely teenage pair–a sheltered cinemaphile with cerebral palsy and a tattooed, straight-talking stoner–this funny, in-your-face novel shows that the incentive to follow one’s passion can be set into motion by something as simple as a human touch. …More

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