Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Top 5 YA Books for Back to School

Although we want to pretend it's not the case, summer is ticking down. Now that the County Fair is over, we thought it was safe to present you with this list of top 5 books for going back to school. We thought the best way to truly get into the back to school mindset was with 5 books about starting somewhere new.

Looking for Alaska  by John Green (more from the blog on this book here)
Miles has never had much luck with other teens his own age. When he has the chance to start over at boarding school he has new adventures, new crushes, new best friends and even a new nickname for his extremely skinny self: Pudge.

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen (see more from the blog here)
McLean is an old hand at starting new schools, but every time she likes to be someone else. This time, however, things aren't going according to plan and she ends up starting the first day as herself. But putting herself out there means there's so much more to lose if she and her dad have to leave once more.
Happyface by Stephen Emond (see more from the blog here)
Happyface is starting over because he needs to leave his past behind. So with his drawings and his journal to help him, he's doing his best not to look back. But what happens if the things he wants to forget just won't leave him alone? Don't call Happyface a Wimpy-Kid read-alike.
Anna and the French Kiss  by Stephanie Perkins (see more from the blog here)
Is there any worse time to start a new school than the beginning of your senior year? Anna doesn't think so. Also she is not feeling better just because that school happens to be in France--- it just means she's an ocean away from everything she loves: her mom, her little brother, her best friend and her coworker/maybe boyfriend. But the City of Lights is pretty hard to resist and so are the students at the American School where Anna will be attending and this may turn out to be a year that she'll never forget.
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar

Ah the life of a freshman. The stuck combination locks. The upper classmen bullies. The homework. The girls who don't look at you. This is the life of Scott Hudson our faithful narrator. Join him as he navigates the hallways, joins the school play and tries to find his place in the brand new world of high school.

For more back to school books, check out our Featured Titles list for the month.

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