Teen Book Picks

 If you enjoy dystopian novels this book will be right up your alley! I have had a waiting list for this book series since August. As soon as realize one person is finished its already in the hands of the next student!

 Review from Goodreads.com

 Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her.

Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking.

In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space.

 This has been a HIT literature book selection for some of the boys this year! So much so that they asked me if I had any other books by this author in my library! My heart swelled when one of the boys said "Miss C I can really relate to this book, I am making a ton of connections!"

Jimmy Winter is a born star on the baseball field, and Seth Barnam can only dream of being as talented. Still, the two baseball fanatics have the kind of friendship that should last forever. But when Seth experiences an unthinkable loss, he's forced to find his own personal strength--on and off the field.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Best Book for Reluctant Readers
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Book of the Year

1 comment:

  1. I'm adding both of these to my to-read list. Neither one has captured my attention so they're new for me. Always love fresh ideas. Thanks for sharing!
    :) Erin