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Books for Middle School Boys and Middle School Girls
A List of Recommended Titles from the Young Adult Section
Have you read most (or all) of the books in the Children's section of the library and want to check out some possible titles in the Young Adult section?  Click on the link for a list of exciting and appropriate titles in the YA section that might interest middle school boys and girls!

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YA Summer Reading Winners!
Eight weekly winners in June and July - check out books to enter!
As part of the Young Adult Summer Reading program, every full week in June and July we drew one raffle winner, for a total of eight winners over the summer. Congratulations to our winners!  Here they are:

Week 1 (June 5-9):  Evan Yurewicz
Week 2 (June 12-16):  Julia Dever
Week 3 (June 19-23):  Disha Mudenur
Week 4 (June 26-30):  Nitya Nambiar
Week 5 (July 3-7):  Jack Hoyt
Week 6 (July 10-14):  Ryan D'Alleva
Week 7 (July 17-21):  Deirdre Belger
Week 8 (July 24-28):  Eleri Schutte


 
2017 IS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE YOUNG ADULT NOVEL!
All year we will be celebrating the "birth" of young adult literature!
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In 1967, S.E. Hinton wrote a book that revolutionized the writing world and publishing industry.  The Outsiders is considered by many to be the first book specifically written for teens, and the genre has exploded since then, with bestsellers, related television series, and movie spinoffs!  This year we will be celebrating young adult literature with related programs and activities in the library.  You can currently find critical articles related to YA lit in the library to take and read, and we are challenging tweens and teens to read 25 or 50 YA books this year, record them, and enter to win a prize!  I am taking the challenge as well, and you can see my list below and in the library!  Stay tuned for more 50th anniversary news!

YA books read in 2017 by Anne:
Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby
City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
Asking for It by Louise O'Neill
Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage
The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins
The Ship beyond Time by Heidi Heilig
Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Girl, Stolen by April Henry
You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier
Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima
Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey
Avenged by Amy Tintera
Count All Her Bones by April Henry
The Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beaty
Who Killed Christopher Goodman? by Allan Wolf
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
The End of Our Story by Meg Haston
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
Missing by Kelley Armstrong
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
The Last Thing You Said by Sara Biren
The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares
The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin
When It's Real by Erin Watt
Julia Defiant by Catherine Egan
Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead
Reign of Serpents by Eleanor Herman
The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
The Possible by Tara Altebrando
The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan
Obsidian and Stars by Julie Eshbaugh
Breaking by Danielle Rollins
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
The Scattering by Kimberly McCreight
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski
When I Am Through With You by Stephanie Kuehn
Amid Stars and Darkness by Chani Lynn Feener
A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor
A Million Junes by Emily Henry
The Rattled Bones by S.M. Parker
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Tower of Dawn by Sarah Maas
Warcross by Marie Lu
Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
Ally by Anna Banks



Anne Thie, Young Adult Librarian  

Follow me on Twitter at:

YAhoplibrarian@YAhoplibrarian

for the latest on new books, author links, what I've read, and upcoming programs at the library!

My normal hours are:

Mondays, 12 to 8
Tuesdays, 9 to 5
Wednesdays, 12 to 8
Thursdays, 9 to 5
Fridays, 12 to 8


Teens and tweens - drop by, introduce yourselves, and ask for recommendations!  Tell me your favorite books, authors, series, games, movies, shows, and music - help me get to know what you would like in your library!  

I just finished reading:  One of Us is LyingThe Leaf Reader, and The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, to name a few.  

Read in the past year:  Zenn Diagram, Shadowcaster, Count All Her Bones, and so many more!

Can't wait to read:  FirebrandA Million Junes,Our Dark Duet, and a pile of others!