Stuck at home and bored out of your gourd? Our librarians can help! Enjoy these Three on a Theme” lists of reading recommendations just for teens. Feel free to sing along. All titles can be found on one of the Library's e-resource platforms for e-books or e-audiobooks.
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Did you ever think you might one day miss going to school? Here are some titles that will bring back all the feels - the good and the bad, the ups and the downs.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the rest of your life! Yep, you are stuck with them. That is what it means to be a family. But maybe you don’t have it so bad! Here are some books featuring families, dysfunctional and otherwise, just trying to make it through. Some of them might make you appreciate the family you have a little more.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Be a hero in your own story?” Well, here are some books featuring characters who embraced their destiny and other titles showing you ways you can work towards becoming your own hero.
Social distancing got you down? Wish you could see some of your friends - even for just 10 minutes?! These tales of friendship (or lack thereof) will remind you of all the good times you’ve had with your pals. You might be encouraged to call your friends. Or even better, video chat with them if you can. Even though this is a time of physical distancing, please stay as socially connected as you can!
All the topsy-turvy things happening in the world right now may leave you feeling pretty small. Always remember: we can do hard things. We can be bigger and more courageous than we ever imagined. Never forget, “You are who you choose to be.” (The Iron Giant)
Once upon a time, we were all promised a happy ending. So, if our situation is not happy, then it must not be the end yet! These fairy tales and fantastical retellings may leave you questioning who we consider good and who we label as evil.
Not so long ago, humankind communicated its affection through letter-writing and calling people on the phone. The slow burn of getting to know someone from a distance can sometimes spell big romance.
Have you started to think, “This is not the apocalypse that teen dystopian books prepared us for!"? Hmm, we don’t remember Katniss ever fighting for toilet paper. Hey, and those Maze Runner kids might have had their minds wiped, but we don’t recall them ever stopping to wash their hands... Good thing we can still read about some alternative futures that prove - it could always be worse!