Read a Good Teen Book

Hey grown-ups, don’t be embarrassed to venture into the library’s teen area!  There are some great novels located in this section…read one today, or grab one for your kids:

staying-fat.jpg Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher

The daily class discussions about the nature of man, the existence of God, abortion, organized religion, suicide and other contemporary issues serve as a backdrop for a high-school senior’s attempt to answer a friend’s dramatic cry for help.

a-great-and-terrible.jpg A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.

P.S.  This is the first book in a just-completed trilogy, so also check out the second book, Rebel Angels and the third book, A Sweet Far Thing as well!

P.P.S. Bray grew up in Denton and still has family in the area, so show some love by reading her fantastic trilogy!

perks.jpg The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

A series of letters to an unknown correspondent reveals the coming-of-age trials of a high-schooler named Charlie,  a high school freshman in Pennsylvania. The novel follows Charlie as he is introduced to love, literature and drugs while mourning the loss of his best friend to suicide.

Keep checking back, there will be more to come!

-Dana

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