Summer Reads for Teens

By Grant, Michael
2010-05 – Katherine Tegen Books
9780061449109 3rd book in Gone series The third novel in Grant’s breathtaking saga about teens battling each other and their darkest selves. …More
Willow Willow
By Hoban, Julia
2009-04 – Dial Books
9780803733565 Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen year- old Willow’s parents died in a horrible car accident. Willow was driving. Now her older brother barely speaks to her, her new classmates know her as the killer orphan girl, and Willow is blocking the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when one boy – one sensitive, soulful boy – discovers Willow’s secret, it sparks an intense relationship that turns the “safe” world Willow has created for herself upside down.
Told in an extraordinary fresh voice, “Willow” is an unforgettable novel about one girl’s struggle to cope with tragedy, and one boy’s refusal to give up on her.
Playing with Matches Playing with Matches
By Katcher, Brian
2008-07 – Delacorte Press
9780385735445 A finalist in the Delacorte Press First Young Adult Novel Contest, this honest, bittersweet novel is the story of a young man who must choose between the odd-girl-out who makes him feel special, and his gorgeous crush who has just asked him out. …More
By Kate, Lauren
2009-12 – Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780385738934 1st book in Fallen series Seventeen-year-old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform school in Savannah, Georgia. Luce’s boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword & Cross, where every student seems to have an unpleasant–even evil–history. …More

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