The Tiverton Public Library has begun to sign up young adults for the annual Teen Summer Reading Program, "Own the Night". Pick up these great reads for high school (or ages 15-18) readers from the library. If you don't have a library card, library cards are free and you can sign up for one at the Essex Library on 238 Highland Road or any local public library.
If you really loved the Hunger Games trilogy, we have a booklist on our teen blog just for you. Click here.
Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles I YA FIC ELK
When he returns to Illinois and the gang culture on the south side of Fairfield after six years in Colorado, high school senior Luis Fuentes, who dreams of becoming an astronaut, falls for a girl and enters a dark world after learning some disturbing news about his family.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor I YA FIC TAY
Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters – the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.
The Girl of Fire & Thorns by Rae Carson I YA FIC CAR
A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.
I Will Save You by Matt de la Pena I YA FIC PEN
A foster teen, Kidd recalls the events that led to his current state of frustration and confusion. He tells about his escape from the boys' home, his travels to the Southern California coast, his growing friendship with Olivia, his time under the wing of his boss and friend Mr. Red, and his complex relationship with his disturbed best friend, Devon.
Fault in Our Stars by John Green I YA FIC GRE
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
Beast by Donna Jo Napoli I YA FIC NAP
Elaborates on the tale of "Beauty and the Beast," told from the point of view of the beast and set in Persia.
Marked: A House of Night Novel by P.C. Cast I YA SERIES CAS #1
Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult vampyre. Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been marked by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers.
City of Bones Series by Cassandra Clare I YA SERIES CLA #1
Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.
Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz I YA SERIES DEL #1
Select teenagers from some of New York City's wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines. Masquerade is the sequel.
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr I YA FIC MAR
In a world unseen by mortals, the forces of Summer and Winter are at war. Two Faery Courts have been seeking the Summer Queen for more than nine centuries—one to restore the power of Summer and the other to banish it in this gritty modern Faery tale.
Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson I YA FIC AND
In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.
Under a War-Torn Sky by Laura Elliott I YA FIC ELL
After his plane is shot down by Hitler's Luftwaffe, nineteen-year-old Henry Forester of Richmond, Virginia, strives to walk across occupied France, with the help of the French Resistance, in hopes of rejoining his unit.
Starters by Lissa Price I YA BOOK CD PRI
To support herself and her younger brother in a future Beverly Hills, sixteen-year-old Callie hires her body out to seniors who want to experience being young again, and she lives a fairy-tale life until she learns that her body will commit murder, unless her mind can stop it.
So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez I YA FIC SAN
Thirteen-year-old Xio, a Mexican American girl, and Frederick, who has just moved to California from Wisconsin, quickly become close friends, but when Xio starts thinking of Frederick as her boyfriend, he must confront his feelings of confusion and face the fear that he might be gay.
Teens are encouraged to read any book their heart desires this summer. This is not a complete list of possibilities.
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