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Published by Riverina Regional Library, 2019-12-10 21:10:46

Summer Reads for Teens

Reading suggestions for teens

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Teens Edition

Go anywhere at all in a book! Use this booklet to help you choose just the right stories to escape
into this summer.
Download eBooks and eAudiobooks anytime from our eLibrary at
Tell us what types of books you like to read, and we’ll send a list of suggestions, just for you -

The library has lots of DVDs to choose from. Television series, new and old movies and you can
borrow them for four weeks, free!

Which books to read
There are some great websites to help you find more awesome books to read.






Keepin’ it Real

 On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Separated from her detained mother after moving from Haiti to America, Fabiola struggles to navi-
gate the home of her loud cousins and a new school on Detroit's gritty west side, where a surprising
romance and a dangerous proposition challenge her ideas about freedom.

 How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox

 Unspoken Rules by Lora Inak

Seventeen-year-old Natalie has two lives. At home, her life is governed by the unspoken rules of her
Christian Orthodox background. At school, she is the Syrian girl who never goes to parties. She pre-
tends she doesn’t care, but deep down she just wants to be like everyone else. Natalie wants to
have the freedom to choose her own destiny ... to fall in love with the new boy without fear of re-
percussions. Unspoken Rules is a fresh and inspiring story about family, first love, walking a cultural
tightrope and freedom.

 This is How We Change the Ending by Vicki Wakefield (available in eBook and print)

Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee is doing his best to be invisible. He’s worried about a lot of things—
how his dad treats Nance and his twin half-brothers; the hydro crop in his bedroom; his reckless
friend, Merrick. Nate hangs out at the local youth centre and fills his notebooks with things he can’t
say. But when some of his pages are stolen, and his words are graffitied at the centre, Nate realises
he has allies. He might be able to make a difference, change his life, and claim his future. Or can he?


 The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

It's 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed
new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths
better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-
powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he
never imagined: his true inheritance.

 The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust #2) by Philip Pullman

 Binti (#1,2 and 3) by Nnedi Okorafor.

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza
University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean
giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her
ways or respect her customs. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an
alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares.

 The Silent Invasion (Change trilogy #1) (available in eAudiobook and print)

It's a decade from now and the human race is dying. Plants, animals and humans have been infected
by spores from space and become part of a vast alien intelligence.When 16-year-old Callie discovers
her little sister Gracie has been infected, she flees with Gracie to the Zone to avoid termination by
the ruthless officers of Quarantine.


 Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace (eAudiobook)

After waking in a shallow grave, Breezy, a high school senior, crosses the country seeking answers
about her death and resurrection, discovering along the way a host of supernatural creatures, as
well as a human cult determined to "free" them at any cost.

 The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol Ostow

 Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina (available in
print, eBook, eAudiobook and on CD)

Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since she died. Her dad, a detective, is the only one who
can see and hear her - and he's drowning in grief. But now they have a mystery to solve together.

 Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

 Angel Mage by Garth Nix

More than a century has passed since Liliath crept into the empty sarcophagus of Saint Marguerite,
fleeing the Fall of Ystara. But she emerges from her magical sleep still beautiful, looking no more
than nineteen, and once again renews her single-minded quest to be united with her lover,
Palleniel, the archangel of Ystara. No matter the cost to everyone else...

 The Rest of us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness


 Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen (eBook)

He is young. He is hot. He is also evil. He is ....... the librarian. Cynthia's best friend, Annie, falls
head over heels for the new high-school librarian, but after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes
something isn't quite right. Maybe it's the creepy look in the librarian's eyes... or the blood and
horns and bat-like wings that appear when he thinks no one is looking. He's a demon... and now
Cyn has to save her best friend from the clutches of the evil librarian, who also seems to be slowly
sucking the life force out of the entire student body!

 Puddin’ (Dumpln’ #2) by Julie Murphy

 Brooding YA hero: becoming a main character (almost) as awesome as me by Carrie

 My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life by Rachel Cohn.

On her sixteenth birthday, Elle Zoellner leaves the foster care system to live with the father she
never knew in Tokyo, Japan.

 Paradise Lodge by Nina Stibbe

 Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky (eBook)

 Royals by Rachel Hawkins (eBook)

Screen Time

 Five Feet Apart

Can you love someone you can never touch?

 The Sun is Also a Star

 The Hate U Give

 Beautiful Creatures

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's
struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even
within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a
secret cannot stay hidden forever.

 The Outsiders

 Tomorrow, When The War Began

When Ellie and her friends return from a camping trip in the Australian bush, they find things
hideously wrong — their families are gone. Gradually they begin to comprehend that their country
has been invaded and everyone in their town has been taken prisoner.

 Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist


 Avengers Endgame prelude by Will Pilgrim
 The Handmaid’s Tale (graphic novel) by Margaret Atwood and Renée Nault
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs,
reading, and forming friendships. She serves in the household of the Commander and his wife, and
under the new social order she has only one purpose.
 Guardians team-up. 2, Unlikely story by Bill Willingham

 Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida
 Strobe Edge series by Io Sakisaka
 Yu-Gi-Oh! 3-in-1. Volume 6 by Kazuki Takahashi

 Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

After two years on the run, best friends Rose and Lissa are caught and returned to St. Vladimir’s
Academy, a private high school for vampires and half-bloods. It’s filled with intrigue, danger—and
even romance.


 It Sounded Better in my Head by Nina Kenwood (Available in ebook and print)

 The Year Book Committee by Sarah Ayoub (eAudiobook)

Five teenagers. Five lives. One final year.

 The way you make me feel by Maurene Goo

 Someone to love by Melissa de la Cruz (available in eAudiobook , eBook and print)

 There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon

Ashish Patel didn’t know love could be so…sucky. After he’s dumped by his ex-girlfriend, his mojo
goes AWOL. Even worse, his parents are annoyingly, smugly confident they could find him a
better match. So, in a moment of weakness, Ash challenges them to set him up. Sweetie Nair is
many things: a formidable track athlete who can outrun most people in California, a loyal friend, a
shower-singing champion. Oh, and she’s also fat. To Sweetie’s traditional parents, this last detail
is the kiss of death.

 The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim (eBook)

 Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor


 Bintitrilogyby NnediOkorafor

 Seraphina duology by Rachel Hartman.
Seraphina is a half-dragon, descended from a dragon mother who took human form and a father who has no
particular fondness for Seraphina’s kind. Not that anyone else does either. Hers is a world where dragons and
humansliveandwork side byside—butbelowthe surface,tensions andhostilities areontherise.

 The Chaos Walkingtrilogyby PatrickNess (availableinprint,eBook, and eAudiobook)

 DaughterofSmokeand Bonetrilogy by LainiTaylor

 Legacy ofOrïsha seriesby TomiAdeyemi(availablein eAudiobook, eBook, and print)

 The Warcross series by Marie Lu

 The Change trilogy by James Bradley

 The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta (available in eAudiobook and print)
Finnikin of the Rock and his guardian, Sir Topher, have not been home to their beloved Lumatere
for ten years. Not since the dark days when the royal family was murdered and the kingdom put
under a terrible curse.

 The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (available in eAudiobook, eBook, and print)


 The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein (available in eAudiobook, eBook, and print)

Fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in a hospital not knowing how she was injured, and
soon befriends Euan McEwen, the Scottish Traveller boy who found her, and later, when a body is
discovered, she experiences the prejudices his family has endured and tries to keep them from
being framed for the crime.

 City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

 Truly Devious by Maureen Jonson (eAudiobook)

 The SafestLiesby Megan Miranda(eBook)

 Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can't answer, and her
friends are telling stories that don't add up. All eyes are on Flynn—as January's boyfriend, he must
know something. But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about
January's disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.

 The Girl in the Picture by Alexandra Monir (eBook)

 Secret Letters by Leah Scheier

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