The library is working hard to update our collection of books for teens and young adults. We are constantly adding titles that are written for this group of readers and are about issues that interest them. Check out some of the latest additions.
Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell. Rebecca Blue, who is known as Rebel and does not fit in with her peers, finds her life changed after a conversation in detention with perky, selfless Kennedy Green. Kennedy has a bucket list of good deeds she wants to accomplish. The next day Rebel learns that Kennedy has been killed in an accident. She decides to complete the list. By doing so, she opens herself up to a whole new world of friendships, family, and even a promising relationship with a boy named Nate.
She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick. Blind teenager Laureth and her younger brother go in search of their father, who has mysteriously disappeared while doing research for a new book. They must unravel a series of cryptic messages and frightening clues to find and rescue him. Because of her blindness, Laureth must rely on her other senses and the assistance of her brother to navigate a dangerous world of darkness in this gripping contemporary thriller.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. This one is not a new addition to the library, but with the movie set to be released next month, you might want to check it out. Hazel Grace Lancaster has been battling cancer for three years and is depressed. She attends a support group and meets fellow cancer patient Augustus Waters. The two fall in love and embark on a journey that celebrates life, even in the face of terminal illness.
Books for young adults can be found in our teen section. Hardbacks are classified as JF, but will have a yellow “YA” sticker on the spine. Paperback novels are shelved in the YPB section.