Local Teens on Recommended Reads
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Wonder - RJ Palacio
"Auggie has a extreme facial deformity. But while the ten year old is often afraid, his story of bravery and kindness is moving and funny."
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
"This dystopian novel explores a world where women are reverted back to subservient roles. One woman's small defiances will make all the difference..."
Animal Farm - George Orwell
"This satirical take on totalitarian government uses animals on a farm to make bold political statements and inquiries."
"In a farm where all animals talk, our author creates a dynamic example on how people can turn into what they are fighting against."
When You Reach Me - Rebecca Stead
"This book still is one of my favorites--Miranda is a loveable protagonist, it is a passionate and will-written story, and I honestly couldn't put it down."
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
"The story of one woman's spiral from society into mental illness is a feminist classic. You'll love it if you loe strong characters and thought-provoking plot lines!"
Beloved - Toni Morrison
"In Beloved, Toni Morrison gives a brutal picture of the suffering of a female slave. Sethe is so haunted by her past, focused on her 'rememory,' that she cannot imagine the future."
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
"One man in 1920s New York will do anything for love--a man named Gatsby. This beautifully written story took me back to another time and place where I felt like I knew Mick, Tom, Daisy, Jordan, and Gatsby as friends."
The Selection - Kiera Cass
"The Selection is an entertaining dystopian take on reality romance TV shows. The main character, America, has been selected to be shown on a reality TV show, much like The Bachelor. This book could target teens with self esteem issues and a need for romance. Overall, this book gives a great look into reality shows and romance."
The Giver - Lois Lowry
"Chosen as the next receiver of memory, Jonas becomes exposed to knowledge that only one other in the community has. He learns about color war, and all the good and bad that the community no longer remembers."https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/mtpplib-document_id-dut51g9
We Were Liars - E Lockart
"What I thought would be a fun summer read turned quickly into a gripping atory that twists all the ways I didnt expect. The suspenseful story of one girl trying to figure out what she did last sumer will make you laugh, wonder, and shudder all at once. "
Lady Midnight - Cassandra Clare
"An adventure-mystery about the quest of a group of magical teens in search of answers to serial murder!"
Metamorphis - Franz Kafka
"A story of loneliness and depression of a man who is transformed into a man-sized bug."
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
'This is a gripping mystery that does not disappoint. It was very exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldnt put it down. Recommended for anyone who likes creey mystery novels.'
Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
"Every year, twelve teens must fight each other to the death. Katniss Everdeen, volunteer for the game plans to change it once and for all"
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
"The sequal to the Hunger Game, Katniss is brought back into the arena. With rumors of rebellion and new secrets are revealed, the stakes are higher than ever"
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
"The last book of the Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss leads the rebellion, but does she have what it takes to survive?"
Legend - Marie Lu
"June investigates her brother's murder with Day as the prime suspect, and their relationship quickly develops as they learn sinister secrets about their country in this fast-paced dystopian novel."
1984 - George Orwell
"When you are being watched and told what to do, what happens if you do not want to obey and how far will you go?"
"1984 is a chilling dystopian novel in which the Party watches the actions of every citizen and aims to control their very thoughts in order to produce a perfectly obedient population."
Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
"What if you were able to cheat death? Or so you hought... Reliving her own death seven times, Samantha goes through a hourney of doubt, fear, shame, guilt, and finally acceptance, forcing her to reflect on her life and choices."
I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
"This book is an amazing fantasy novel that I give a five out of five stars. It kept me on the edge of my seat and I recommend it to readers who like action, adventure, with a of humor and romance."
All The Bright Places - Jennifer Niven
"All The Bright Places is the unlikely and beautiful story of a pair on a school project that became much more. The difficult circumstances of their lives bring them together, and show how life and love can be found in such unique and sad places."
The Diabolic - S. J. Kincaid
"A thrilling dystopian story abut trust, lies, and sacrifice."
Divergent - Veronica Roth
"Divergent is a dystopian thriller that depicts the difficulties of having too many decisions to make. The main character, Tris, is sruggling to find out who she can really trust. This book truly shows how deisions can affect you life in the long run and gives a good message."