I Want My Youth Back!

Look back on the angst of your teen years from the safety of your minivan! Follow best friends Lena, Carmen, Bridget and Tibby as they spend their first summer apart in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Cringe with Jessica as she tries to hide her budding relationship with Marcus (the class geek) from her friends, in Sloppy Firsts. Or cheer for Juli as she realizes that Bryce’s blue eyes are just about as empty as the rest of him, in Flipped. Here are some teen stories you don’t have to be a teen to enjoy.

Flipped

By Wendelin Van Draanen

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Two teenagers who are neighbors, describe in alternating chapters how their feelings about each other, themselves, and their families change over the years, beginning with their first meeting at age seven.
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A Northern Light

By Jennifer Donnelly

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In 1906, sixteen-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and fiance, takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.
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The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or On the Segregation of the Queen

By Laurie R. King

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This volume introduces Mary Russell, a wealthy orphan, and delightfully explores what happens when she is befriended by her retired neighbor, Sherlock Holmes. The first in a series.

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Esperanza Rising

By Pam Munoz Ryan

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Beautiful Esperanza has grown up in luxury at her father's ranch, but when her father dies as the Great Depression strikes Mexico, she and her sick mother must leave their home to go to work in the labor camps of Southern California.

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