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Teen Summer Reading Booklist 2014

Spend some time this summer with one of these great reads found at your library!


The Coldest Girl In Coldtown
The Coldest Girl In Coldtown

After a party, 17-year old Tana finds herself in a bathtub, bitten, surrounded by dead people. Against her better judgment, she decides to help Aiden and Gavriel escape the vampires who have committed these horribly unspeakable acts. Their only hope is Coldtown, a place where vampires and humans coexist.


Thousand Words
Thousand Words

Ever do something in the spur of the moment that seemed so right at the time? Selfies and one's digital imprint in the world of social media are put to a test and serve as a constant reminder that there are always consequences to actions.


Delilah Dirk And The Turkish Lieutenant
Delilah Dirk And The Turkish Lieutenant

Lovable never do well Delilah Dirk has traveled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she has picked up on the way, Delilah continues her adventures as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her new found friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan guards, leaves angry pirates in the dust, and fights her way through the countryside.


The Lightning Dreamer : Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist
The Lightning Dreamer : Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist

Tula has fallen in love with the works of a banned poet in Communist Cuba. The poems speak to her soul. In a world where you are not free to express yourself, the most daring folks are those who cannot keep silent.


Hawkeye volume 1:  My Life As A Weapon
Hawkeye volume 1: My Life As A Weapon

Clint Barton aka the self-made hero Hawkeye fights for justice. With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he is out to prove himself as one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.


The Thing About Luck
The Thing About Luck

Just when twelve-year old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.


Relish : My Life In The Kitchen
Relish : My Life In The Kitchen

Lucy Knisley, a cartoonist, uses cartoons to reflect on her life as a child growing up with a gourmet chef as a father and a caterer, cheesemonger and baker of a mother. Her recollections end with recipes reinforcing the notion that her memories are tied to taste and food.


March. Book One
March. Book One

You've heard of Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Malcolm X but have you heard of John Lewis? John Lewis went from working on his father's farm and attending a segregated school to becoming a key figure during the Civil Rights movement and an influential Congressman. This graphic novel retells his journey and gives a firsthand account of some of the most important events in United States history.


Draw Out The Story : Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own comics
Draw Out The Story : Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own comics

Whether you want to write or draw a comic that's funny or scary, long or short, made up or true to life, cartoonist and author Brian McLachlan wants you to know there are just ten crucial things you need to get started. Using easy to read text, images, and examples, each chapter hones in on a different secret to creating great comics.


Cinder
Cinder

In the far future a plague is killing off the human population, inhabitants of a colonized moon are waiting for the right moment to attack, and Cinder, a cyborg (part human, part machine) is trying to fit in a world that hates her. This is a retelling of Cinderella like you've never heard before.


Darius & Twig
Darius & Twig

Harlem is the city for a tale about two best friends in high school. Darius is a writer in the making, Twig is a long distance track star. Each has dreams, goals and desires and each have major obstacles they have to confront in order to realize their dreams.


More Than This
More Than This

A boy named Seth drowns, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying. So how is he here? What's going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.


Minecraft : A Beginner's Guide
Minecraft : A Beginner's Guide

Create a Minecraft world and refine skills by selecting various block types that work best for your structures. Learning how to make shelters, avoid hunger and start a farm are just some of the many lessons you will learn through this guide to the world of Minecraft.


Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park

When Eleanor and Park sit together on the bus they first ignore each other, but as they begin to bond over comics and music they quickly fall in love. They know that first loves are doomed to fail and, when Eleanor's troubled home life threatens to tear them apart, their love will be put to the ultimate test.


The 5th Wave
The 5th Wave

Earth is under attack. In the first wave, aliens cut off the worlds electricity. The second wave floods the coasts, killing billions. The third wave spreads a fatal virus around the globe. The fourth wave turns people against each other. The 5th wave is coming, and what is left of humanity may not survive.