Staff Suggestions for Teen Readers
First Love by James Patterson
BL: 4.9- AR Pts: 8.0
Runaways 16-year-old Axi and 17-year old Robinson, who met on a cancer ward, leave Oregon on a cross-country trip to experience the best of life before it is too late.
The Finisher by David Baldacci
BL: 5.2 - AR Pts: 20.0
Fourteen-year-old Vega has always been told that the forest surrounding her village is full of monsters, until her mentor disappears, and she realizes the village is built on lies.
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
BL: 5.6 - AR Pts: 23.0
Bitterblue, 18-year-old queen of Monsea, realizes the futility of relying on advisers who surround her with lies as she tries to help her people heal from the thirty-five-year spell cast by her father. (Sequel to Graceling)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
BL: 5.5 - AR Pts: 10.0
Sixteen year old Hazel, who has cancer, meets Augustus at a kids-with-cancer support group and as they fall in love they both wonder how they will be remembered.