Monday, August 22, 2016

Finish Your Summer Reading with These Picks from Teens!

A lot of you out there are probably working on finishing your summer reading soon, so you can have a chance at winning a $50 or $100 VISA Gift Card in our raffle. On top of that, don't forget to turn in your reading log so that you can claim your Chipotle Meal Card! To get any of these, you must turn your log in by September 10!

If you're looking for some books to read to help you meet your goal, look no further! Here are some picks that we have pulled from some of the teen logs that have been turned in at Central. We love seeing what everyone has been reading and loving!

Descriptions from the catalog:

Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Lost and alone in the forbidden Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica.Decades later, their lives become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives, binding them by an invisible thread of destiny. Richly imagined and structurally innovative, Echo pushes the boundaries of form and shows us what is possible in how we tell stories.

Hold Me Closer Tiny Cooper by David Levithan  

Watch out, ex-boyfriends, and get out of the way, homophobic coaches. Tiny Cooper has something to say—and he’s going to say it in song.Filled with honesty, humor, and “big, lively, belty” musical numbers, Hold Me Closer is the no-holds-barred (and many-bars-held) entirety of the beloved musical first introduced in Will Grayson, Will Grayson, the award-winning bestseller by John Green and David Levithan.Tiny Cooper is finally taking center stage . . . and the world will never be the same again (see our full review)

March by John Lewis
March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick

After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman's athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved grandfather who, when he realizes he is becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear.

Smile by Raina TelgemierRaina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.
This coming-of-age true story is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been in middle school, and especially those who have ever had a bit of their own dental drama.

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