Teen Book Club

During this time of social distancing and school closures all teen programs and clubs have been cancelled until further notice. Check out the YALS Big Summer Read Program and the virtual Student Wellness Book Club (listed below) for teen reading programs.  
Also, view the book reviews below and other young adult book suggestions! 

Teen Readers lead and run a new monthly Book Club- for Teens by Teens!

You pick the title, the time, and we pick up the food! Join our current book group leaders, Gabi Bedard and Talia Merrill, for pizza and ice cream! 
Starting November 14th, and reoccurring on the second Thursday of each month at 5pm.

Current Reading: N/A

Addressing Oppression: Becoming an Ally 
View this document to better understand ways in which you can become an ally and confront the oppression within our nation’s society. Reading recommendations, words to understand and know, as well as online resources and ways to actively help are provided.   

Click here to view our 2020 Summer Reading Program!
All children who finish their Summer Reading Log will win a gift certificate for a free ice cream; and gift certificates to Cello’s will be awarded to the top Teen and Adult readers! Also, the library has Take & Make bags available with fun crafts to do at home. Please email us at librarian@smythpl.orgif you would like one of these for a curbside pick up.

YALS Big Summer Read Program
The YALS is sponsoring a Big Summer Read of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. For more information please click on these resources: Monster Calls Poster and Monster Calls Bingo

Student Wellness Book Club
Click here to access the book club readings and additional information. This is a perfect summer reading guideline for young adults and teens!

Teen Book Reviews: 
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

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In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.
Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.
Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?
When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
“Former assassin Celenea Sardothian finds herself in a work camp of Endovier for prisoners. But a prince come to her with a deal. She’ll be his chosen warrior for his father’s competition for the the king’s champion. If she wins, she’ll be freed after 4 years. But if she loses, she’ll be sent back. Along the way, she’ll re-open wounds of the past, find love, and make friends. But what will happen when the final duel arrives?”

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
“After being sent to Wendlyn by her ex, she finds herself out of money and resorts to stealing and is rescued by mysterious fae. Will she find her great grandmother’s sister, Queen Maeve? Read more to find out!”

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
“An amazing book over all! If you absolutely adore a Beauty and the Beast tale, you’ll love this! The main character finds herself in a tricky situation. She was born to riches and due to one of her father’s wrongfully done business deals, Feyre and her sisters find themselves in a life of poverty. Due to one of Feyre’s hunts, she finds herself in a world of literal magic with a Beast of a man. Can she find love before it’s too late? Read to find out more.”

Popular Young Adult Books: 
Far from the Tree
by Robin Benway
The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Paper Towns by John Green
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
The Eragon Series by Christopher Paolini
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Looking for a new book to read? Visit these links for some inspiration!

Book and Hug
Looking for advice or recommendations on books to read based on your interests? Check out Book and Hug, and take their Reader Personality Type Quiz to discover what book is perfect for you! This is a great resources for middle-school aged children. 

The Young Adult Library Services is a great resource for locating books and resources. They have developed the Isinglass and Flume awards, which are book awards given to books that are specifically geared towards high school students. You can now find 2020 winners and the 2021 short lists for both awards: Flume Award / Isinglass Award