Check out these cool books for the summer. *Real* teens picked these out, so you know for sure that these books rock!
- Artemis Fowl
From a strikingly original voice in fiction comes the story of Artemis Fowl, a very unusual hero. Artemis combines the astuteness of Sherlock Holmes with the sangfroid of James Bond and the attitude of Attila the Hun. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories. These fairies are arm read more …
- Bridge to Terabithia
All summer, Jess pushed himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, and when the year’s first school-yard race was run, he was going to win. But his victory was stolen by a newcomer, by a girl, one who didn’t even know enough to stay on the girls’ side of the playground. Then, unexpectedly, Jess finds himself sticking up for Leslie, for the girl who breaks rules and wins races. The friendshi read more …
The author of the “New York Times” bestsellers “Twilight” and “New Moon” delivers the much-anticipated third novel in this engrossing series. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella Swan once again finds herself surrounded by danger.
- Gathering blue
Kira straightened her shoulders and spoke She held her voice steady and tried to meet the eyes of each woman in turn. Some lowered their gaze and looked at the ground. That was good. It meant they were weak.”You know that in a village conflict that could bring death, we must go to the Council of Guardians”, Kira reminded them. She heard some murmurs of assent. Vandara’s hand still gripped the rock read more …
- House of the scorpion
A National Book Award Winner-A Newbery Honor Book-Some see Matt as a beast. But for El Patrn, Matt is a guarantee of eternal life, for they share the same DNA. Matt tries to understand his existence while facing sinister characters. An Accelerated Reader-title for Ages 11 to 14.
- Ironside: a modern faery’s tale
In this compulsively seductive tale as enchanting as it is chilling, a “New York Times” bestselling author takes readers back to the bewitching world of Faerie in a stunning sequel to her acclaimed first book “Tithe.”
- King of shadows
While in London as part of an all-boy acting company preparing to perform in a replica of the famous Globe Theatre, Nat Field suddenly finds himself transported back to 1599 and performing in the original theater under the tutelage of Shakespeare himself.
- New moon
I FELT LIKE I WAS TRAPPED IN ONE OF THOSE TERRIFYING NIGHTMARES… For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them read more …
After Melinda goes through a traumatic and violent incident at a summer party, she calls the cops and becomes a social outcast. Her freshman year is a disaster. As time passes, she stops talking–except through her paintings in art class. Her healing process has just begun when her perpetrator attacks again. Only this time, she doesn’t keep silent.
- The dark is rising
On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift — that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of read more …
- The giver
Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Now, Jonas is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now it’s time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back. “The Giver” received the Newbery Medal in 19 94. Unabridged. 4 CD’s. Y read more …
- The messenger
Critically acclaimed and bestselling author Lois Lowry returns with MESSENGER; the eagerly anticipated companion to “Gathering Blue” and “The Giver,” winner of the Newbery Medal.
- Tithe: a modern faerie tale
A New York Times Bestselling Author. A YALSA Best Book of 2003. Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother’s rock band until an ominous attack forces her back to her childhood home. There, against the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two riva read more …
In this exquisite fantasy, Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward must control the blood lust she arouses in him because–he’s a vampire. This deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful novel captures the struggle between defying instincts and satisfying desires.
- Vegan virgin Valentine
Mara’s niece, who is only one-year-younger, moves in bringing conflict between the two teenagers because of their opposite personalities.