Friday, March 25, 2011

Teen Book Spotlight

Hey, teens! Today we've got the rundown on some new (and newish) and popular novels from the Teen collection. We'll pretend that each review is being written in Twitter and will keep the review under or at 140 characters. Here we go:

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, by Morgan Matson

Girl's dad died. Girl & boy start boring cross-country road trip. Detours make it fun and meaningful. Real characters. Great music lists!
Anna & the French Kiss
Anna & the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins

Anna sent to study abroad at Paris boarding school. Doesn't want to go. Meets boy. Swoons. See what happens next in the City of Love.
Before I Fall
Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver

Popular teenager Samantha died in car crash. Somehow she relives day over & over. Can she change events & save herself? Raw & emotional.
Flash Burnout
Flash Burnout, by L.K. Madigan

Meet gifted photographer Blake. Discovers secret about classmate. Amazing inner “guy” monologue mimics real guy thoughts. Talented author.
Prom & Prejudice
Prom & Prejudice, by Elizabeth Eulberg

Funny take on classic Pride & Prejudice. Complete with lies, betrayal, romance, wrong assumptions, Bennett & Darcy. This one has prom twist.
Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater (and Linger and the forthcoming Forever)

Highly recommended for those Twilight "Team Jacob" fans. Werewolves, love, adventure. Characters to love and love less. Trilogy.
Split, by Shanti Avasthi

Domestic violence. Older brother left. Younger brother stuck. Beautifully written, great character development, heartbreaking situation.

For more teen book recommendations, visit the Youth Services Desk or try searching our Novelist database.

Posted by ws. It's been wonderful blogging for Youth Services for the last year. I accepted a new position at another library, so this is my last post. Look for future posts by the talented Youth Services staff!