Friday, June 01, 2012

Teens and Tweens Reads with Natasha

There are so many books to choose from for teens and tweens here at the Richmond Public Library. Here are some cool reads that may spark your interest. Just click on the title of the books and it will take you to our library catalog.


Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
Chomp is Carl Hiaasen's latest eco-themed book. It is a wacky adventure revolving around a boy named Wahoo and his father Mickey, who is a well-known animal wrangler. Wahoo's father takes a job on the popular reality TV show, Expedition Survival! and allows the show to film at his family’s Everglades property.  The family was also hired to prevent the show's star, Derek Badger, from accidentally killing himself with the local wildlife. There are many interesting characters in this book, including Wahoo's new friend, Tuna.

Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Like any other sixth grade girl, Raina (who has the same name as the author. Hint-hint.) wants to be normal. However, an unfortunate mishap happened to Raina one night after Girl Scouts. She tripped and fell, severely injuring her two front teeth. This leads to Raina having to wear a retainer with fake teeth attached resulting in her having low self-esteem. This book explores preteen issues which everyone can relate to regardless whether it is missing teeth or not!.

Middle School: Get Me out of Here! by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
This is a sequel to James Patterson's book, Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life. Now that Rafe Khatchadorian is in seventh grade, he thinks he has it made. Rafe finally gets to prove his artistic talent upon acceptance to art school. But everything is not like it seems to be as everyone seems to be more talented than him. Rafe wants to prove himself to his fellow classmate and he also wants to uncover secrets about the family he never knew.


Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
After being homeschooled, Maggie McKay is starting high school. She is not alone because her brothers will be their to help her get through her first she thinks! But that is not her only problem, her mom left home, her father started a new job and she has a mysterious ghost who has been following her her whole life. A lot to deal with for a kid who is trying to make it in a new environment. 
Interrupted Life Beyond Words by Rachel Coker
Allie Everly's mother died and she is sent to live with her new adopted mother, who she cannot except. While dealing with grief and being resentful, she turns to Emily Dickerson's poems. As time passes, Allie is reunited with Sam Carroll, a boy she knew when she lived in Tennessee. As they reacquaint, Allie tries not to fall in love with him, but she cannot resist. Their relationship blossoms and Allie finds a new meaning for life, until she faces another challenge and heartache when Sam enlist for World War II. Allie reevaluates her emotions and tries to figure out what her future holds. Interrupted is a coming of age love story by a young author who was just 15 when she wrote this book.

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