These books are candidates for the Carmel Clay Public Library's Teen Library Council Choice Pick Collection.
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
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one of my favorite books. deals with free will, senseless war, time travel and aliens.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
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Best book I've ever read. Seriously, it seems like a big statement but it's true. Young adult awesomeness.
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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart “This brilliant and heartbreaking novel tells the story of a prestigious family living on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts. Full of love, lies, secrets, no shortage of family dysfunction, and a shocking twist that you won’t see coming. Though this book is written for teens, it shouldn’t be overlooked by anyone looking for a fantastic read.” Susan Balla, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT
Teen Fiction (Lunar Chronicles #4) Fans know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story - a story that has never been told ... until now. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from "Winter," the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series
Fairest : Levana's Story by Marissa Meyer
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Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story by Marissa Meyer (January 27, 2015)
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Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story by Marissa Meyer. Queen Levana is a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story - a story that has never been told . . . until now.
Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
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Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger. Really looking forward to reading this. Shannon is such a sweetheart!
Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger - Ten years after surviving the tornado that killed his parents, Vane Weston, now seventeen, has no memory of that fateful day but dreams of a beautiful girl who, he now learns, is not only real, she is his guardian sylph, who harnesses the power of the wind.
Book Review: Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger - Books: A true story
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There's been a rash of book covers that remind me hugely of Shutterbug, and this is one of them. There's actually a specific scene that comes to mind--but it's post-climax, and I won't spoil it for you. Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
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Check out this new teen book about a girl who is trying to learn how to be free!
A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller: In 1909 London, as the world of debutante balls and high society obligations closes in around her, seventeen-year-old Victoria must figure out just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. - Destiny Quest
Persuasion by Jane Austen
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Of all Jane Austen’s great and delightful novels, Persuasion is widely regarded as the most moving. It is the story of a second chance. Anne Elliot, daughter of the snobbish, Sir Walter Elliot, is a woman of quiet charm and deep feelings. When she was nineteen, she fell in love with–and was engaged to–a naval officer, the fearless and headstrong Captain Wentworth. But the young man had no fortune, and Anne allowed herself to be persuaded, against her profoundest instinct, to give him up.
Jane Austen. One I have not yet read. But will!! #janeausten #persuasion #mustread
Austen sixth and last book published. Check it out at your local library.
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse: Alice, a volunteer at an archaeological dig, becomes a target after discovering a pair of crumbling skeletons in the Pyrenees, while 800 years in the past, Alais, the daughter of a crusader, must safeguard the location of the Holy Grail. Epic adventure weaves together the present and the past in this page-turner.
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
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Labyrinth is an archaeological mystery English-language novel written by Kate Mosse set both in the Middle Ages and present-day France. It was published in 2005. It divides into two main storylines that follow two protagonists, Alaïs (from the year 1209) and Alice (in the year 2005). The two stories occur in a shared geography and intertwine
one of my favorites that I bought in Canada
After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts.
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
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Twisted by Laurie Anderson - Tyler Miller was a guy who faded into the background-just average all around. But after spending the summer doing outdoor work to pay for it, he stands out like you wouldn't believe. His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury, who just so happens to be his father's boss's daughter, the sister of his biggest enemy-and Tyler's secret crush. And that sets off a string of events and changes.
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson (Grades 9 & up). After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, 17-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts. Throughout the book Tyler plays a game called "Tofit," which mirrors his downward spiral as he levels.
Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout
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When Katy moved to West Virginia right before her senior year, she’d pretty much resigned herself to dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring, but then she spotted her hot neighbor. Things were looking up…until he opened his mouth. Daemon Black is infuriating. It’s hate at first sight. When a stranger attacks her and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens. The hot guy next door? Well, he’s an alien.
Obsidian (A Lux Novel #1) When seventeen-year-old Katy Swartz moved to West Virginia right before her senior year, she’d pretty much resigned herself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring, but then she spotted her hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up…until he opened his mouth. Daemon Black is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. It’s hate at first sight, but when a stranger attacks her and Daemon freezes time...
Obsidian (Lux Bk #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout. When Katy moves to West Virginia right before her senior year, she'd pretty much resigned herself to a whole lot of boring.... until she spots her hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up. Until Daeman opens his infuriating, arrogant, stab-worthy mouth. But then a stranger attacks her and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, something unexpected happens...
First book of the Lux novels, Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout. Can't wait until the next book! Review at reading-passion4life.blogspot.com
Obsidian (Lux Series #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout: When seventeen-year-old Katy moves to West Virginia she expects to be bored, until she meets her neighbor who just happens to be an alien.
Heir of Fire by Sarah Maas
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Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass) by Sarah J. Maas. This third installment in the Thorne of Glass series finds Celaena Sardothien in a foreign country where she must learn how to control her magic.
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
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pp Cover Reveal: The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black -On sale September 9th 2014 by Doubleday Children's Books -From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.
The Iron Trial (Book One of Magisterium) - by Holly Black, Cassandra Clare - Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. #Kobo #eBook
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness: Susannah Cahalan. on my 'to read' list
Tammy's B: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan -- Fascinating true story of a descent into madness that is really an autoimmune disease. Makes one reconsider what it means to be sane.
I loved this collaborative effort between the famed authors John Green and David Levithan. Teen books can sometimes be too much--too dramatic or too emotional--and also have sort of perfect endings. This book was perfect in a real-life sort of way where you grow and learn rather than get exactly what you think you want. The characters were so real, too. Confused, crazy, loving, cruel. Great book! -Allison
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
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Book Review of Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan - When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical. John Green and David Levithan.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan|| #1 favorite John Green book
Schooled by Gordon Korman (Grades 6 & up). Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school.
Schooled by Gordon Korman
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Schooled by Gordon Korman-- Cap (short for Capricorn) lives with his hippie grandmother in a farm commune. After an accident. Cap stays with a social worker and attends junior high school for the first time. There he is introduced to iPods, cellphones, spit balls and harassment. *
I'm occasionally embarrassed by the number of young adult books I read, but I'm not ashamed of this one. Gordon Korman is hilarious.
Schooled by Gordon Korman. Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I don't normally pin my favorite books (they are endless!) but this one is certainly MORE than worthy of pinning.
"It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times. " It's a good book if you have any interest whatsoever in the French Revolution.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Sophomore Honors English, Additional Book. During the tumultuous times of the French Revolution, two men fall in love with the same woman.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Oh, Sydney Carton.
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Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz
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I noticed this book while reading reviews at my library. It won a 2011 YALSA Award for Best Fiction for Young Adults. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This may be a good book for teens who enjoy tough issue books or other books by Benjamin Alire Saenz.
"Zach is eighteen. He is bright and articulate. He's also an alcoholic and in rehab instead of high school, but he doesn't remember how he got there. He's not sure he wants to remember. Something bad must have happened. Something really, really bad. Remembering sucks and being alive - well, what's up with that?"
어제밤 악몽을 꾸었어| 304 페이지| 수상내역*청소년 픽션부문 2010년 최우수10권 선정작품 (Top Ten YA Books of Fiction 2010)*PEN USA 문학상 최종후보*펜실바니아 도서관협회 선정 우수 청소년 문학선 40 선정*Library Media Connection Editor's Choice Award (9-12살 소설부문 도서관 미디어 커넥션 편집자의 선택상)*린다 수 박 (뉴베리상 수상 작가)나는 이 소설을 읽으면서 처음부터 끝까지 울었다.슬프기도 하고 화가나기도 했다. 때로는 너무 웃어서 눈물이 나기도 했다.그리고 마지막으로 희망과 기쁨에 가슴벅찬 눈물을 흘렸다. 작가 사엔스의 완벽한 글의 힘으로 탄생한 잭은 오랫동안 내 가슴에서 지워지지 않을것이다.잭은 열 여덟살이다. 머리좋고 말주변이 좋다. 그러나 지금 그는 다른 아이들처럼 학교에 가지 않는다. 대신 알콜 중독으로 재활센터에서 치료를 받고 있다. 어떻게 재활센터로 오게 되었는지 기억할 수 없다.
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
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Young Adult novelist Ruta Sepetys sets her latest novel, “Out of the Easy,” in 1950 New Orleans. Seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, which makes her want to flee the city. A mysterious death in the Quarter, however, leaves her tangled in an investigation.
"In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note."
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
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Between Shades of Gray- Ruta Sepetys. GREAT BOOK. I was looking up 50 Shades of Gray, saw this and thought "hmm, sounds OK" but I was blown away. READ IT!!!
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. Very good historical fiction & nothing to do with the 50 shades of grey books-thank goodness. This caught my attention because my mother-in-law is from Lithuania & I had no idea this happened in the Baltic states. It's helps to be emotionally strong when reading these types of historical fiction books...which I'm always drawn to.
amazing book❤ worth the read.
I loved this book Such a good read! Defiantly worth reading!
Book Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
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A story about discovering yourself. Fantastic read.
13 Little Blue Envelopes is a great teen book for teens or adults to read. You can by this book at amazon.com
13 Little Blue Envelopes / Maureen Johnson "When seventeen-year-old Ginny receives a packet of mysterious envelopes from her favorite aunt, she leaves New Jersey to criss-cross Europe on a sort of scavenger hunt that transforms her life."
These 10 Young Adult Books Might Become The Next Harry Potter #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/2015/05/87945/young-adult-books-movie-ideas#slide-1 Anything Maureen Johnson, but especially 13 Little Blue EnvelopesPeople who follow John Green may be familiar with Maureen Johnson because they are friends on Twitter and in real life. Maureen Johnson’s books are full of very real women, even when they’re fighting ghosts or demons. My favorite, and the most cinematic, is 13 Little Blue Envelopes, about a girl who gets an inheritance — and the said envelopes — when her aunt dies from cancer. The first envelope tells her she has to go to Europe, and the instructions have her hopping around the continent.
Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad." Believing he can fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, Jazz helps the police catch the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist," but, in doing so, he discovers he may have more in common with his father than he thought. TitlePeek
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
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"I Hunt Killers" by Barry Lyga, is the first book of a series. The sequel is called "Game". This is a young adult book, however I would recommend this to +16 years old. It has some graphic descriptions of violence and strong language. I would highly recommend this if you like crime/mystery novels. It's about a boy, Jazz, whose father is a serial killer. Bodies start turning up and Jazz tries to find the killer.
by Barry Lyga - It was a beautiful day. It was a beautiful field. Except for the body. Jazz is the son of the world's most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, "Take Your Son to Work Day" was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could-from the criminal's point of view.Now, with bodies piling up in the sleepy town of Lobo's Nod, Jazz must work with the police to prove that murder doesn't run in the family. . .(click for more)
I Hunt Killers – Barry Lyga teen fiction Jazz a father is the world's most infamous serial killer, to try to make up for what his father's done Jazz helps the police find another serial killer.
"The Infinite Sea" (The 5th Wave; Book 2) by Rick Yancey [science fiction, adventure, suspense] - Cassie Sullivan and her companions lived through the Others' four waves of destruction. Now, with the human race nearly exterminated and the 5th Wave rolling across the landscape, they face a choice: brace for winter and hope for Evan Walker's return, or set out in search of other survivors before the enemy closes in. #newbook Call number: Science Fiction F YAN
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey