Reading Takes You Everywhere! Summer Reading - Teens

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It's true, you know. Reading really DOES take you everywhere. We've got plenty of bookish portals, realms, and hidden spots for you to explore this summer for our annual Summer Reading Program. 


Johan Harstad, Tara Chace
Description: In 2019, teens Mia, Antoine, and Midori are selected by lottery to join experienced astronauts on a NASA mission to the once top-secret moon base, DARLAH 2, while in a Florida nursing home, a former astronaut struggles to warn someone of the terrible danger there.
Call Number: YA FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Gloria Chao
Description: A freshman at MIT, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents' expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt prevent her from hiding several truths--that she is a germaphobe who cannot become a doctor, she prefersdancing to biology, she decides to reconnect with her estranged older brother, and she is dating a Japanese boy.
Call Number: YA FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2017
David Levithan
Description: Tricked by their parents into taking a trip to Italy together, two brothers--one in high school and the other recently graduated from college--reflect on the directions of their own lives and on the distance that has grown between them. Sixteen-year-old Elijah is completely mellow and his 23-year-old brother Danny is completely not, so it's no wonder they can barely tolerate one another. So what better way to repair their broken relationship than to trick them into taking a trip to Italy together? Soon, though, their parents' perfect solution has become Danny and Elijah's nightmare as they're forced to spend countless hours together. But then Elijah meets Julia, and soon the brothers aren't together nearly as much. And then Julia meets Danny and soon all three of them are in a mixed-up, turned-around, never-what-you-expect world of brothers, Italy, and love. Are We There Yet? isn't about a place on a map, it's about a place in the heart. David Levithan has written a magical story of a journey definitely worth taking.
Call Number: YA FIC Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Robin Talley
Description: Tapping a dark power to prevent the favorite candidate of a distinguished educational prize from winning, school power couple Maria and Lily unleash fatal energies that blur the lines between reality and madness.
Call Number: YA FIC Tal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Description: "Rio has always dreamed of leaving the underwater city of Atlantia for life in the Above; however, when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, Rio is left stranded below where she must find a way to unlock the secrets of the siren voice she has long hidden and save Atlantia from destruction"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Marie Lu
Description: The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list ... Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.
Call Number: YA FIC Lu
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Cavan Scott, Blair Shedd, Rachael Stott
Description: Time Lord weaponry is being sold on the intergalactic black market, and only the Doctor and his companions stand a chance of stopping a new Time War.
Call Number: FIC Doc
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Nick Lake
Description: Seventeen-year-old Amy, her father, and her stepmother becomes hostages when Somalian pirates seize their yacht, but although she builds a bond with one of her captors it becomes brutally clear that the price of life and its value are two very different things.
Call Number: YA FIC Lak
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Margo Rabb
Description: When she falls for a boy who moves to California without any warning, sixteen-year-old Eva and her best friend, Annie, set off on a road trip to the West Coast to see him again, confronting the complex truth about love along the way.
Call Number: YA FIC Rab
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2018
Salman Rushdie
Description: The life of a man born at the moment of India's independence becomes inextricably linked to that of his nation and is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirror modern India's course, in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the Booker Prize-winning novel.
Call Number: FIC Rus
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Abbas Kazerooni
Description: Recounts the author's experiences fleeing Iran as a young boy during the Iran-Iraq war, and making his way on his own in the unfamiliar city of Istanbul in hopes of attaining a visa in England.
Call Number: YA 955.054 Kaz
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Bisco Hatori, Gary Leach, Kenichiro Yagi
Description: "In this screwball romantic comedy, a poor girl at a rich kids' school ends up working for the school's swankiest club--and gets mistaken for a boy!"--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: YA FIC Hat
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Claudia Gray
Description: "The reign of the Galactic Empire has reached the Outer Rim planet of Jelucan, where aristocratic Thane Kyrell and rural villager Ciena Ree bond over their love of flying. Enrolling at the Imperial Academy together to become fighter pilots for the glorious Empire is nothing less than a dream come true for the both of them. But Thane sours on the dream when he sees firsthand the horrific tactics the Empire uses to maintain its ironclad rule. Bitter and disillusioned, Thane joins the fledgling Rebellion--putting Ciena in an unbearable position to choose between her loyalty to the Empire and her love for the man she's known since childhood. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these friends turned foes find a way to be together, or will duty tear them--and the galaxy--apart?" -- provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Brian Falkner
Description: In the year 2030, six teens who have been modified to look like the aliens who are battling for control of Earth go behind enemy lines and discover a shocking, secret alien project.
Call Number: YA FIC Fal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Sarah Elizabeth Miller
Description: Examines the Borden murders, using newspaper articles to recreate the events and the trial and acquittal of Lizzie Borden and exploring Lizzie's story to theorize on what may have happened.
Call Number: YA 345.7302 Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Cinda Williams Chima
Description: Relates the intertwining fates of former street gang leader Han Alister and headstrong Princess Raisa, as Han takes possession of an amulet that once belonged to an evil wizard and Raisa uncovers a conspiracy in the Grey Wolf Court.
Call Number: YA FIC Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Anna Day
Description: "Violet's in her element - cosplay at the ready, she can't wait to feel part of her favourite fandom: The Gallow's Dance, a mega-story and movie franchise. But at Comic Con, a freak accident transports Violet and her friends into the The Gallows Dance for real - and in the first five minutes, they've caused the death of the heroine. It's up to Violet to take her place, and play out the plot the way it was written. But stories have a life of their own ... "--Publisher's web site.
Call Number: YA FIC Day
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Melissa Albert, Rebecca Soler
Description: When Alice's grandmother, reclusive author of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies, Alice's mother is stolen by a figure claiming to come from the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set.
Call Number: YA FIC Alb
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Katharine McGee
Description: A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. Everyone there wants something... and everyone has something to lose. Leda is addicted to drugs she never should have tried, and a boy she never should have touched. Eris faces a betrayal that will tear her family apart. Rylin's job leads to a new romance and a new life-- at the cost of her old one. Watt is a tech genius hired to spy on an upper-floor girl, and caught in a web of lies. Avery is genetically designed to be perfect; she has it all-- except the one thing she can never have.
Call Number: YA FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Carole Estby Dagg
Description: A novel based on the true story of Clara Estby's walk across America with her mother Helga, to save their farm with the ten thousand dollars promised by a New York City publisher-- if they can do it in eight months.
Call Number: YA FIC Dag
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Tara Sim
Description: In an alternate 1875 England, seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny, aided by the boy he loves, must discover who is sabotaging the towers that control the flow of time and stop him or her before it is too late.
Call Number: YA FIC Sim
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Josh Sundquist
Description: Why was Paralympic ski racer and cancer survivor Josh Sundquist still single? To find out, he tracked down the girls he had tried to date and asked them straight up: what went wrong? The results of Josh's semiscientific, wholly hilarious investigation are captured here: from the disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), to a misguided 'grand gesture' at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love--or at least a girlfriend--in all the wrong places.--Excerpted from statement by Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA B Sun
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Leah Thomas
Description: When the Vasquez siblings' father left, there was an absence in their lives-- until a shimmering figure named Luz appeared in the canyon behind their house. He shot hoops with Hank's hands. He showed Ana cinematic beauty behind her eyelids. He spoke kindly to Milo. But when Luz left, he took something from each of them. As a new school year begins, Hank, Ana, and Milo question how can they ever feel close to other people again when Luz changed everything about how they see the world and themselves.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
DK Publishing Inc.
Description: Provides an exploration of space from the nearest planets of the solar system to far-off galaxies and examines the tools and techniques of space flight.
Call Number: J 520 Spa
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
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172 Hours On The Moon
Johan Harstad, Tara Chace
YA FIC Har
Star Wars: Lost Stars
Claudia Gray
YA FIC Gra
American Panda
Gloria Chao
YA FIC Cha
The Assault
Brian Falkner
YA FIC Fal
Are We There Yet?
David Levithan
YA FIC Lev
The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden & The Trial Of The Century
Sarah Elizabeth Miller
YA 345.7302 Mil
As I Descended
Robin Talley
YA FIC Tal
The Demon King
Cinda Williams Chima
YA FIC Chi
Atlantia: A Novel
Allyson Braithwaite Condie
YA FIC Con
The Fandom
Anna Day
YA FIC Day
Batman: Nightwalker
Marie Lu
YA FIC Lu
The Hazel Wood [Audiobook]
Melissa Albert, Rebecca Soler
YA FIC Alb
Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor. Vol 01, Weapons Of Past Destruction
Cavan Scott, Blair Shedd, Rachael Stott
FIC Doc
The Thousandth Floor
Katharine McGee
YA FIC McG
Hostage Three
Nick Lake
YA FIC Lak
The Year We Were Famous
Carole Estby Dagg
YA FIC Dag
Kissing In America
Margo Rabb
YA FIC Rab
Timekeeper
Tara Sim
YA FIC Sim
Midnight's Children
Salman Rushdie
FIC Rus
We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, A True Story
Josh Sundquist
YA B Sun
On Two Feet And Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story Of Survival
Abbas Kazerooni
YA 955.054 Kaz
When Light Left Us
Leah Thomas
YA FIC Tho
Ouran High School Host Club. 01
Bisco Hatori, Gary Leach, Kenichiro Yagi
YA FIC Hat
Space : Visual Encyclopedia.
DK Publishing Inc.
J 520 Spa