Teen Book Spotlight--Tales About Others!!!
Our teen book spotlight this week is all about Tales About Others!!! We are taking a look at books that deal with relationships with others whether it be family, siblings, friendship, and even classmates; if how the main character interacts with others is central to the plot then it is a book about others! All of the books we are featuring this week have a unique look at how people connect with one another in various situations, some more serious than others. Most of the books fall into the realistic category but within that we have diary formats, some magical realism, and even some looking into the future. These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yarelationships as well as on Libby and Hoopla.
The 2021 Summer Reading Program takes place from June 5th-August 11th 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!!
The Bridge by Bill Konigsberg--Aaron and Tillie do not know each other, but they both feel suicidal and arrive at the George Washington Bridge at the same time, intending to jump.
Again Again by E. Lockhart--Rising high school senior Adelaide Buchwald grapples with a family catastrophe and romantic upheaval while confronting secrets she keeps, her ideas about love, and the weird grandiosity of the human mind.
The Brave by James Bird--Middle school student Collin, who has OCD, is sent to live with his mother on an Ojibwe reservation in Minnesota. Even though he does not remember her, Collin's mother is warm and accepting of his compulsion to count every letter spoken to him. As he settles into his new life, he befriends his neighbor, Orenda, who is terminally ill and believes she is turning into a butterfly. Orenda helps Collin accept himself and work through his compulsions and Collin learns to be an emotional support for Orenda.
All Three Stooges by Erica S. Perl--Seventh grader Noah Cohen and his best friend, Dash, are obsessed with comedy. When Dash's father dies suddenly and Dash shuts Noah out, Noah's confusion, frustration, and determination to reach Dash threatens to destroy their friendship. Noah turns to comedy to try and salvage his friendship and make sense of the grief that is affecting everyone he loves.
If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley--In Auburn, Pennsylvania, a farming community overrun with crows, high school senior Leighton struggles to keep herself and her sisters safe from their abusive father even as she starts a relationship.
Piper Perish by Kayla Cagan--Piper Perish has dreamed of attending art school in New York City her entire life. Now, halfway through her senior year of high school, she's more anxious than ever to get out of Houston. But things seem to be falling apart. Her family is in turmoil because of her sister's deteriorating mental health and her unplanned pregnancy, causing the financial feasibility of art school to come into question. In the midst of this family drama, Piper's relationships with her best friends begin to unravel.