Teen Book News

Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds With a gun in his hand and grief in his heart, Will steps into an elevator with ghosts. The ghosts of his past, people who are supposed to be dead, join Will in the verse novel Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. Set in a town where gangs dominate...
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely, by Brigid Kemmerer (YA FIC KEM) Reviewed by Zoe R. It is one matter to fall in love with a man, yet it is another matter to fall in love with a monster. In Brigid Kemmerer’s A Curse So Dark and Lonely, a loose re-telling of Beauty and the...
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One of Us Is Lying, by Karen McManus (YA FIC MCM) Reviewed by Zoe R. (12th Grade) “She’s a princess and you’re a jock,’ he says. He thrusts his chin toward Bronwyn, then at Nate. ‘And you’re a brain. And you’re a criminal. You’re all walking teen-movie stereotypes.” Except, they aren’t. None of them are....
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The Warrior Heir, by Cinda Williams Chima (YA FIC CHI) Reviewed by Zoe R. (12th Grade) In The Warrior Heir, Cinda Williams Chima blends a “normal” high school life with elements of fantasy. From the outset, protagonist Jack Swift seems to be a regular high schooler: he balances social life, sports, and academics, as well...
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The Dangerous Gift, by, Tui Sutherland The Dangerous Gift by Tui Sutherland is a novel about a world of dragons who live on two continents.  The second continent’s dragons come to the first continent because there is a dangerous dragon on their continent.  Snowfall, the queen of the Icewings on the first continent is the protagonist.  She...
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The Unwanteds: Island of Silence, by Lisa Mc Mann. Reviewed by Elena C. The Island of Silence by Lisa McMann is the second novel of The Unwanteds series. The protagonist is Alex Stowe, who has a doppelganger, Aaron Stowe.  Alex lives in a world called Artime, where there is much creativity and magic, created by Mr. Today,...
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Do you like to read and write reviews of the books that you’ve read?  Consider becoming a CATSS Critic!  Check out a Juvenile Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, or Adult Fiction Book from the Summit Free Public Library. Read the book, and either write a review about the book, or film yourself doing a booktalk video. ...
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Not quite new books… The books and the librarians miss you in the library! 😕 We are still ordering books for the collection. So, if you’re looking for something new to read, there are a few ways to do it. Browse our shelves: Take a look at some of the lists of new books for...
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YALSA Teen Top 10
Did you know that every year, teens like you in Grades 6-12 get to vote for their favorite new books? Every year, 15 library book clubs for teens from around the country are chosen to select a list of 25 books from the of the best books released in the past year.  Several of these...
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