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Kern County Library Staff Suggests...: February Recommendations for Teens

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Recommendations for Teens


The Summer I Got a Life by Mark Fink - The last day of school and 15 year old Andy is ready for his Hawaiian vacation! Unfortunately, plans change and he and his older brother are shipped to the middle of nowhere in Wisconsin where they are surrounded by livestock and do not have Internet access or cable TV! His older brother brad runs away, only to be picked up and tricked by his uncle and 800 chickens. A summer romance with a wheelchair bound amazing girl and punctuated with laugh out loud animal antics (such as the pig getting loose in the local mall and his uncle and the pig being shot with a tranquilizer gun), round out this fun read.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan - Mind the fence that surrounds the village and protects all from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. The Sisterhood knows best. The Guardians serve and protect from the unrelenting Unconsecrated. These are rules Mary and her village have lived by for years. Mary lives with her mother, who is half crazy from the loss of Mary’s father, and her brother is married, but lives close by. How do people survive after an apocalypse, how does civilization cope for generations and what stories are passed down? Will Mary follow her heart and find meaning in life beyond mere existence?

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner - Thomas has survived the horrors of the Maze and is now subjected to another trials, that of the Scorch. He toils across the hot desert with the remainder of the Gladers. The earth is a wasteland, baked earth burnt by sun flares and peopled by Cranks, insanely infectiously ill humans with festering wounds. With ominous tattoos applied while they sleep, and in company with another group of females, they struggle to reach a safe haven in the allotted two weeks. Why has WICKED subjected them to this? If you enjoyed The Hunger Games, try this!

Trapped by Michael Northrop - How long do you think seven teens can last trapped in their high school during the worst blizzard ever?


The Lo-down by Lo Bosworth - Dating advice, dating mistakes, fun date ideas, relationship pitfalls, believing in yourself, and even recipes! Lo Bosworth from Laguna Beach and The Hill, gives her views from her dating experiences and tips on how to land the perfect date.


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