unRequired Reading

Our unRequired Reading Blog features the latest picks for teens selected by library staff and volunteers.
12/06/2010 - 3:21pm

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.
After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world. If you like this title, then there is a sequel called Rebel Angels.

01/13/2011 - 2:28pm
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

Here are some other vampire and werewolf titles that you may enjoy, too.


In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes.
Risika, a teenage vampire, wanders back in time to the year 1684 when,as a human, she died and was transformed against her will. There is a sequel to this called Demon in my View. Atwater-Rhodes has written a number of other really good vampire and vampire hunter titles.

12/06/2010 - 4:33pm

Here are some humorous romance titles from our Young Adult Fiction collection that I hope you will enjoy reading.


Thwonk by Joan Bauer.
A cupid doll comes to life and offers romantic assistance to A.J., a
teenage photographer suffering from unrequited love.


Princess in Love by Meg Cabot (Princess Diaries, v. 3).
In a series of humorous diary entries, a New York City ninth grader
agonizes over her love life, final exams, and future role as the
princess of Genovia.

06/07/2011 - 4:18pm
Maine Squeeze by Catherine Clark

This readalike is in response to a patron's book-match request. If you would like personalized reading  recommendations, fill out the book-match form and a librarian will email suggested titles to you. You can browse our book matches.

Here are a couple other titles you may enjoy:

05/24/2011 - 12:30pm
Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton

This readalike is in response to a patron's book-match request. If you would like personalized reading  recommendations, fill out the book-match form and a librarian will email suggested titles to you. You can browse our book matches here.

12/06/2010 - 2:41pm

BOOKS

The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu.
After her cousin Zee arrives from England, thirteen-year-old Charlotte and he must set out to save humankind from denizens of the underworld, Nightmares, Death, Pain, and a really nasty guy named Phil. The world of Greek Mythology comes to life (or death)!


Zel by Donna Jo Napoli.
Based on the fairy tale Rapunzel, the story is told in alternating
chapters from the point of view of Zel, her mother, and the prince, and delves into the psychological motivations of the characters.