Teen Book Spotlight--Novels In Verse Pt. 2!!!
Our teen book spotlight this week is on YA books that are Novels in Verse! Novels in verse are stories that are uniquely told through a series of poems instead of paragraphs; even if you are not the biggest fan of poetry I promise you will enjoy these!! You may not even realize that you are reading poetry as you turn page after page to get to the endings. We have titles that are historical, romance, and realistic to just name a few. These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yaverse as well as on Libby and Hoopla. Check back next week for a new teen book spotlight and if you have any book suggestions, please let us know!!
The Trial by Jennifer Bryant--Living in Flemington, New Jersey, in 1935, twelve-year-old Katie Leigh Flynn describes, in a series of poems, the effect on her small town of the ongoing trial of Bruno Hauptmann for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby son.
The Death of Jayson Porter by Jaime Adoff--Abused by his alcoholic white mother, 16-year-old Jayson Porter begins searching for his drug addict black father who he hasn't seen in years. When Jayson finds him, his father reveals a shocking secret about Jayson's past. This new information, coupled with the loss of his best friend in a meth lab explosion, causes Jayson to attempt suicide by jumping off the building where he lives. Jayson survives but now is faced with challenges of a different kind.
Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell--In the year 490, 16-year-old tomboy Elaine of Ascolat, the daughter of one of King Arthur's supporters, lives with her father in Arthur's base camp. Surrounded by soldiers, she knows little of womanhood until it is awakened within her by the handsome Lancelot. Thus, Elaine is fiercely bitter and jealous once the lovely Gwynivere arrives. In 44 narrative verses, Lady Elaine expresses her coming-of-age observations on adolescent passions, unconventional feminist convictions, and developing relationships.
T4 by Ann Claire LeZotte--As World War II rages, deaf thirteen-year-old, Paula Becker, must stay one step ahead of the Nazis to avoid the program that exterminates disabled people called T4.
Solo by Kwame Alexander--17-year-old Blade Morrison, the son of rock star Rutherford Morrison whose erratic behavior has been blasted on tabloid and magazine covers for years. Blade's mother has been dead for a decade. His sister embraces the edgy lifestyle that comes with being the child of a drugged-out, bad-boy rock star. But Blade wants more. And when he learns he's actually adopted, he sees a glimmer of hope in finding his birth mother—a journey that takes him to a small village in Ghana.
The Seventh Raven by David Elliott--Years ago, Robyn and his brothers were cursed to turn into ravens, and the only one who can save them is their sister April. When she learns of the curse on her brothers, April decides it is her destiny to break it.