Friday, October 17, 2014

Teen Read Week Part 5

This week is Teen Read Week @ Your Library!  VBPL is celebrating by bringing you some teen literature recommendations written by volunteers from the library's Teen Advisory Group.

To Kill aMockingbird by Harper Lee was something that I had to read for class. Like every book I read for class, I assumed it was boring and dry but I was wrong. This book is so well-written about racism in the past that you never want to put the book down. Whether or not this is a required read, it's a worthwhile read.

-Mara, Teen Volunteer-

Are you a fan of The Hunger Games, The Pledge, or Divergent? Then what are you waiting for, READ ME!
All Deuce has ever wanted was to be a huntress. After surviving and training for her first fifteen years to earn a name and status in the Enclave, she gets to be just that! As a Huntress she has to brave a scene worse than upstate New York during night time, encountering repulsive, horrifying creatures called ‘Freaks’ in the tunnels in order to provide her Enclave with meat. She and her attractive, brooding hunt partner Fade come across a horrifying realization...The ‘Freaks’ are getting smarter. Join Deuce as she deals with Topsiders, gangs, love, and friendship. And worst of all? The truth.  This novel is well written and descriptive to the point where you can smell what Deuce is smelling.  It has characters you will never get enough of, and after you finish you’ll struggle to catch your breath.
If you liked this book then be sure to read: Stung By Bethany Wiggins, Angelfall by Susan Ee, and Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien 

-Kenya, Teen Volunteer-

If con artists and playing cards at kids’ birthday parties are your ideas of magic, then the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage is not for you. However, if you’re like a lot of fantasy readers: magic fights, conjurations, and charms are more your thing. Flyte by Angie Sage is the brilliant second installment in the Septimus Heap series. Follow Septimus’s incredible journey as he deals with a vengeful older brother. Flyte is a must read, fast paced adventure book that I recommend for any kid or any person who keeps in touch with their inner child.

-Abriel, Teen Volunteer-

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