Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Kids' Book Spotlight - Totally Teen

School's out for Summer! Are you staying up late and bored of watching TikTok videos? Why not dive into a new book?

Teen Middle (Grades 6-8)

by Kate Messner

When Mia moves to Vermont the summer after seventh grade, she's recovering from the broken arm she got falling off a balance beam. And packed away in the moving boxes under her clothes and gymnastics trophies is a secret she'd rather forget.

(Also available on OverDrive.)

96 miles

96 Miles
by J.L. Esplin

The Lockwood brothers are supposed to be able to survive anything. Their dad, a hardcore believer in self-reliance, has stockpiled enough food and water at their isolated Nevada home to last for months. But when they are robbed of all their supplies during a massive blackout while their dad is out of town, John and Stew must walk 96 miles in the stark desert sun to get help. Along the way, they’re forced to question their dad’s insistence on self-reliance and ask just what it is that we owe to our neighbors, our kin, and to ourselves.

Teen High (Grades 9-12)

Just Breathe
by Cammie McGovern

David Scheinman is the popular president of his senior class, battling cystic fibrosis. Jamie Turner is a quiet sophomore, struggling with depression. The pair soon realizes that they're able to be more themselves with each other than they can be with anyone else, and their unlikely friendship starts to turn into something so much more. But neither Jamie nor David can bring themselves to reveal the secrets that weigh most heavily on their hearts--and their time for honesty may be running out.
(Also available as an eAudiobook on OverDrive.)

Strange Exit
by Parker Peevyhouse

Seventeen-year-old Lake seeks the secret heart of the computer simulation that safeguards passengers aboard a ship orbiting a post-apocalyptic Earth, on a quest that will either save or destroy them all.

Check out FCPL's Plot Twisters on YouTube for more Teen book recommendations! 

Stephani Lindsey
Youth Specialist