Quick Teen Reads for Summer Reading


Living Dead Girl Living Dead Girl
By Scott, Elizabeth
2008-09 – Simon Pulse
9781416960591
‘Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared. Once upon a time, my name was not Alice. Once upon a time, I didn’t know how lucky I was.’ When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends — her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over. Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her. This is Alice’s story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget. …More
Nick & Norah Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
By Cohn, Rachel
Author Levithan, David
2006-05 – Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780375835315
Told in alternating chapters, teeming with music references, humor, angst, and endearing side characters, this he said/she said romance is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night, with two teenagers who are just trying to figure out who they want to be. …More
The Orange Houses The Orange Houses
By Griffin, Paul
2009-06 – Dial Books
9780803733466
Hearing impaired and way too smart for her West Bronx high school, Tamika Mik Sykes copes by reading lips and selling homework answers. She’s a tough girl who never gets close to anyone, until she meets Fatima, a teenage refugee who sells newspapers on Mik’s block. …More
The Other Side of Dark The Other Side of Dark
By Nixon, Joan Lowery
1987-07 – Laurel Leaf Library
0440966388
Stacy wakes up in a room that’s not hers, in a body she doesn’t recognize, to discover she’s been in a coma for four years. Her mother is dead–murdered–and Stacy, recovering from a gunshot wound, is the only eyewitness to her mother’s murder.
She can recall only a shadowy face, so far. But the killer is not about to let her reveal his identity…
…More
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