Looking for something to read pool-side or at the beach? Look no further! Check out one of these sizzling summer titles!
One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin
YA FIC ALDIN
Tomboy to the core, Toni Valentine understands guys. So she’s horrified when she's sent to the Winston Academy for Girls. Then Toni realizes setting her new girl friends up with her old boy friends is big business and stars a Rent-A-Gent Service. But what happens when Toni has to decide if she wants to save the business and her old life, or let go of being one of the guys for a chance at love?
Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos
YA FIC Dimopoulos
Teens Ivy Wilde and Marla Klein face major lifestyle changes as pop-star Ivy questions the rampant consumerism required to maintain her image, and fashionista Marla sees first-hand the appalling working conditions that allowed her to be a trend-setter.
Dime by E.R. Frank
YA FIC FRANK
Fourteen-year-old Dime, a foster child in Newark, New Jersey, finds love and family as a prostitute, but when her pimp rejects her for a new girl, will Dime have the strength to leave?
Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert
YA FIC GILBERT
Ten years ago, God gave Braden a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared. But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life.
Before Tomorrowland by Jeff Jensen
YA FIC JENSEN
The year is 1939. A secret society of geniuses is about to share an incredible discovery with the world, but a secret enemy will stop at nothing to stop them. And a mother and son on vacation in New York City are handed a comic book infused with a secret code that will lead them straight into the crossfires of the conspiracy.
The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg
YA FIC KONIGSBERG
Carson Speier is bored of Billings, Montana, and resentful that he has to help his mother take care of his deadbeat father. But then he meets Aisha, a beautiful African American girl who has run away from her own difficult family, and together they embark on a journey of discovery that may help them both come to terms with their lives.
I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
YA FIC PRIEST
Years after writing stories about a superheroine character she created with a best friend who died in a tragic car accident, May is shocked to see stickers, patches, and graffiti images of the superheroine appearing around Seattle.
A Tale of Two Besties by Sophia Rivka Rossi
YA FIC ROSSI
In ultra-cool Los Angeles, can two freshman girls remain best friends despite a tidal wave of high school drama, or does growing up mean leaving some friends behind?
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider
YA FIC SCHNEIDER
Two teenagers with a deadly disease meet in a weird sanatorium and fall in love on the brink of a cure.
The Cage by Megan Shepherd
YA FIC SHEPHERD
Cora wakes up in a cage on an alien planet where she meets the Kindred, her mysterious alien captors, and along with other teenager abductees must find a way to escape back to Earth.
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alifirenka
YA 305.235 ALI
The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.
Paracord!: How to Make the Best Bracelets, Lanyards, Key Chains, Buckles, and More by Todd Mikkelsen
YA 746.422 MIK
Offers instructions for several craft projects using paracords, including a snake knot bracelet, a millipede quick deploy strap, and a common whipping handle wrap.
Unbored: The Essential Fun Guide to Serious Fun by Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen
YA 790 GLE
This is the guide and activity book every modern kid needs. Vibrantly designed, lavishly illustrated, brilliantly walking the line between cool and constructive, it's crammed with activities that are not only fun and doable but also designed to get kids engaged with the wider world.