JoCoLibrary - Teens - Up to Date Summer Recommendations

The Way We Fall
The Way We Fall By Crewe, Megan Book - 2012

Annotation:Sixteen-year-old old Kaelyn challenges her fears, finds a second chance at love, and fights to keep her family and friends safe as a deadly new virus devastates her island community.

Divergent By Roth, Veronica Book - 2011

Annotation:In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Insurgent By Roth, Veronica Book - 2012

Annotation:"As war surges in the dystopian society around her, sixteen-year-old Divergent Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love"--

The Scorpio Races
The Scorpio Races By Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- Book - 2011

Annotation:Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

All the Right Stuff
All the Right Stuff By Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014 Book - 2012

Annotation:The summer after his absentee father is killed in a random shooting, Paul volunteers at a Harlem soup kitchen where he listens to lessons about "the social contract" from an elderly African American man, and mentors a seventeen-year-old unwed mother who wants to make it to college on a basketball scholarship.

Cinder By Meyer, Marissa Book - 2012

Annotation:As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight By Smith, Jennifer E. Book - 2012

Annotation:Hadley and Oliver fall in love on the flight from New York to London, but after a cinematic kiss they lose track of each other at the airport until fate brings them back together on a very momentous day.

Grave Mercy
Grave Mercy By LaFevers, Robin Book - 2012

Annotation:In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts--and a violent destiny.

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Books I talked about on Up to Date with Steve Kraske on 5/24/12.