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Teen Summer Reading Program: Summer Reads

Looking for some quality summer entertainment? Look no further! There's something for every reader on our Teen Summer Reads booklist!

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The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer

When a sleazy reality television show takes over Ethan's arts academy, he and his friends concoct an artsy plan to take it down.

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Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan

Brilliant fifteen-year-old Josie has a knack for languages, but her sister's engagement has Josie grappling with the nature of true love, her feelings for her best friend Stu, and how anyone can be truly herself, or truly in love, in a social language that is not her own.

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Something Real by Heather Demetrios

Since the cancellation of her family's reality television show, seventeen-year-old Bonnie Baker, one of twelve siblings, has tried to live a normal life with real friends and a possible boyfriend, until her mother and the show's producers decide to bring "Baker's Dozen" back on the air.

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After the End by Amy Plum

When Juneau returns from a hunting trip one day and discovers her people have been abducted, she sets off to find them. And leaving the boundaries of her land for the very first time, she learns a horrifying truth: everything she'd ever been taught was a lie. 

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Thickety by J.A. White

When Kara Westfall was six years old, her mother was convicted of the worst of all crimes: witchcraft. Years later, Kara and her little brother Taff are still shunned by the people of their village, who believe that nothing is more evil than magic and that Kara, like her mother, may be a witch.

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

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Panic by Lauren Oliver

In the poor town of Carp, New York, a group of teens enters a high-stakes game that involves a series of secretive, possibly deadly challenges throughout the summer, with the winner receiving more than $50,000--enough money to start a new life.

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The Living by Matt de la Peña

After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise.

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox until one day those letters are accidentally sent.

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Bloodwitch by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Raised by vampires, a shapeshifter learns that he may be a bloodwitch who possesses rare and destructive magic that the leader of the powerful Midnight empire seeks to control.

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The Summer I Saved the World in 65 Days by Michele Weber Hurwitz

Inspired by her late grandmother, thirteen-year-old Nina spends a summer secretly doing good deeds for her neighbors and enjoying the changes she brings about, even as she is dealing with changing friendships and family issues.

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I Kill the Mockingbird by

When best friends Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get the entire town talking about the well-known Harper Lee classic.

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V is for Villain by Peter Moore

Brad Baron and his friends discover dangerous secrets about the superheroes running their society.

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Caged Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer

From age three, McCutcheon Daniels, now sixteen, has been trained in Mixed Martial Arts and must keep winning to feed his five-year-old sister and father, but chance presents an opportunity to get out of the Detroit slums using his brain instead of his fighting skills.

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Sekret by Lindsay Smith

A group of psychic teenagers in 1960s Soviet Russia are forced to use their powers to spy for the KGB.