Teen Book Spotlight--Orange & Black Covers!!!

Teen Book Spotlight--Orange & Black Covers!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is focused on books that have Orange and Black covers to help get us in the Halloween spirit!!!  Let’s be real here for a minute because we all judge and choose a book on the front cover (most of the time) even though we are told not to do so, but that can honestly lead us to read some books that we would not have picked up otherwise.  Since we are choosing these books based on their front covers, then we have an amazing selection that are all completely different from realistic to historical, dystopian and science fiction! These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yacolorfulcovers 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!!

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green--Aza Holmes, a high school student with obsessive-compulsive disorder, becomes focused on searching for a fugitive billionaire.

Dry by Neil and Jarrod Shusterman--Southern California's water supply runs out, and in their desperation, the area becomes a war zone as friends and neighbors turn on each other. The parents of sixteen-year-old Alyssa and ten-year-old Garrett go missing while searching for water, and the two siblings must fend for themselves as they leave to search for their parents--finding unusual allies along the way.

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater--Ronan wishes to follow his boyfriend to Harvard but cannot yet control the dreams that physically manifest when he sleeps, so he remains on his Virginia farm. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., Jordan Hennessy does everything she can to sleep for only twenty minutes at a time to keep from dreaming clones of herself. One night, Ronan is visited in his dreamscape by a fellow dreamer and instructed to save Jordan. But along the way, Ronan is hunted by Carmen Farooq-Lane--a dreamer hunter--whose job it is to prevent dreamers from conjuring an apocalypse. For her part, Carmen has seen what dreamers are capable of when her brother, a dreamer, became a murderer.

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor--Continues the story of the Logan family first seen in Taylor’s work "Song of the Trees" and "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry." Here, Cassie Logan returns to Mississippi after law school to help with voter registration in the 1960s. She lives through some of the most iconic moments of the time, including the rise of the civil rights movement and the Great Migration.

Marked by Laura William McCaffrey--Sixteen-year-old Lyla Northstrom finds herself marked as a criminal, which means she has no hope of attending the university and she's destined to live in the shadowy underground of her controlling society. But when she's offered a chance to erase her mark, she'll have to decide if it's worth the cost of sacrificing those she loves.

Mindblind by Jennifer Roy--Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, who has Asperger's syndrome, has many talents to be proud of: his IQ is 182, he's a math whiz and is teaching himself Mandarin Chinese. However, he isn't without his shortcomings, as interacting with people quickly sends him into a panic attack. Nevertheless, Nathaniel has managed to forge several close friendships with a neighbor and a pair of classmates, including Jessa, whom he has a massive, secretive crush on. Everything seems to be going his way until he reads that to be a true genius, one must contribute something to the world. Determined to prove his worth (and his intelligence), Nathaniel sets out to do just that, but never loses sight of his other goal: to finally kiss Jessa.