Teen Summer Reading Program: Coffee & Donuts (& Cupcakes, Too): Teen Fiction
Who doesn't love starting the morning with coffee & a donut (or a cupcake)? Teens, why not start your summer reading with them too?
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Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
Geena is totally looking forward to her summer working with her BFFs Amber and Hero as baristas at the Triple Shot Betty coffeehouse…except it turns out that they *hate* each other. Suddenly the summer isn't seeming so fun. But, all's well that ends well in this rom-com based on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
The Espressologist by Kristina Springer
Seventeen-year old super barista Jane Turner knows that you can tell a lot about a person by what they drink. She starts keeping track of her regulars, and it's only a short shot from there to "espressology"- informed match-making…which, of course, turns out to be a little more complicated that making a caramel soy latte. Plot sound familiar? This frothy rom-com was inspired by Jane Austen's classic, Emma.
Cool Beans: A Maya Davis Novel by Erynn Mangum
Life is good for Maya Davis--she's happily single, has a great job at the Cool Beans coffeehouse, and lives with her best friend Jen--that is, until Jen turns up with Maya's ex, Travis. Can faith, family, and caffeine get Maya through? (Yes!) This is the first book in the Maya Davis series, so if you love it, there are two more! Yay!
Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
What are the consequences of a random act of kindness--a cup of coffee, some chocolate, and some pastries left for a homeless man? Well, if the recipient of the kindness isn't a homeless dude but actually a guardian angel in between missions, the consequences can get kind of crazy, as good-hearted barista Katrina finds out in this magic-infused realistic story about how we figure out what we are good at and meant for....
Cupcake by Rachel Cohn
Book three in the ongoing adventures of self-avowed San Franciscan bad-girl Cyd Charisse. CC has decided to move from SF to NYC, in search of a job and the perfect coffee & cupcake. She has also split from longtime love interest, Shrimp. Read the first two books in this series, then nab Cupcake to find out where life will take grownup CC, and whether Shrimp will be part of it....
The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler
Penny Lane's parents have up and split and her mother has moved them from NYC to Hogs Hollow where she decides to run, of all things, a cupcake shop. Just when she is starting to figure out her new life at the Cupcake Queen, and as a member of the Rock Scissors Paper Society, her parents confront her with another big decision. A combination of real life issues, romance, and cupcakes (yum)!
Starstruck by Cyn Balog
Gwendolyn "Dough" Reilly, is, like her nickname suggests, kind of overweight, which is more of a problem now that her long distance BF, Wish, is coming back to NJ from California and has apparently become a blonde god. But maybe there is something supernatural about Wish's good looks and undiminished interest in Dough, and she's got to figure out what's up.
Donut Days by Laura Zielin
Emma's got a big problem--her evangelical pastor parents will only pay for college if she goes to one that they approve of, which is not what Emma has in mind. So she's got to win the college scholarship contest being sponsored by the new Crispy Dream Donut shop in town, which means she gets to hang out at "donut camp." Emma ends up learning a lot more that just why anyone would bother camping out for donuts in this realistic and humorous look at what happens along the road to independence.
Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
Hudson Avery was going to be a champion figure skater…but then things fall apart, and she ends up stuck at her mom's diner, baking cupcakes and brooding about what might have been…that is, until a crash on the frozen lake brings a new boy and a new opportunity into her life...Will she seize the chance to do something new, and can she really have both?