Teen Book Spotlight--Possibilities of New Places!!!

Teen Book Spotlight--Possibilities of New Places!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is all about Possibilities of New Places!!!  We are exploring books that take place in either other countries, at sea, in outer space, and in some cases even at different schools such as a boarding school.  Books have this amazing ability to take us to numerous places, real or imagined, without even needing to leave our comfy reading nook as we need to take advantage of it as we can learn more about ourselves and others.  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tags #yaaroundtheworld, #yanewplaces, #yaboardingschools, #yaspacelife, and #yaseaadventure as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  

The 2022 Summer Reading Program Oceans of Possibilities is taking place from June 4th-August 10th with a new theme and badge activities every week.  Make sure to watch the Teen Book Spotlight book talk video for this week as it counts towards your badge activities for the week; if you read one of the titles featured or on the tagged list, that counts as another activity as well!!!  Earn the weekly themed badges to get your virtual tickets which can be turned into opportunities to win prizes!  For more information--such as to sign up or to sign in to your account in order to track your books and activities--visit our Summer Reading page and click “LOG IN NOW”.  

Check back next week for a new teen book spotlight and if you have any book suggestions, please let us know!!

Star-Crossed by Linda Collison--Teenaged English orphan Patricia Kelley is discovered as a stowaway aboard a ship bound for Barbados in 1760. She is attempting to reach Barbados to claim her father's estate. She struggles to survive by learning to be a ship's doctor and by disguising herself as a man when necessary.

Again Again by E. Lockhart--Adelaide Buchwald is spending her summer at Alabaster Preparatory boarding school with her father, while her mother cares for her brother who is recovering from addiction. Having recently broken up with her boyfriend, Adelaide meets Jack Cavallero and wonders if love can have infinite scenarios in the multiverse. The reader explores several of these possibilities alongside Adelaide, who also works to reconcile her broken relationship with her brother.

The Red Palace by June Hur--In eighteenth century Korea, illegitimate daughter Hyeon has worked hard to become a nurse serving in the palace, if only her father would see and acknowledge her efforts. When the murders of four women happen in the public health office where she works, Hyeon's friend is charged. Determined to exonerate her mentor, Hyeon launches her own investigation, eventually meeting up with police investigator Seo Eojin and joining with him to find the culprit--evidence pointing to the Crown Prince himself.

In the Shadow of the Sun by Em Castellan--In 1661 France, seventeen-year-old Henriette of England must navigate her arranged marriage to Louis XIV's brother while keeping her magical abilities a careful secret from all at the Sun King's court. 

Mirage by Somaiya Daud--Eighteen-year-old Amani has been kidnapped and forced to live as the body double for Princess Maram. Hated by the people her family rules, Maram is at risk of being assassinated when she appears in public. Though Amani enjoys the beauty of the palace and spending time with Maram's fiancé, she is determined to escape her captivity and return to her family on her own moon.

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray--Noemi Vidal is a 17-year-old soldier trained to defend her planet, Genesis, at any cost. Abel is a humanoid robot that was abandoned in space 30 years ago. When Noemi finds Abel on an unused research vessel, the two form an unlikely bond. Soon Noemi begins to wonder if Abel's intelligence has evolved beyond his programming, and her foolproof plan to use him as a means of protecting her planet becomes more complicated than she ever imagined.