JUNE Recommended Books for Teens

Batman. Volume 1,The Court of Owls     

The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye

Pasha's coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult-- and dangerous-- than she expected. Pasha is grappling with his own problems-- his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes that his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges-- and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly-- Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom. For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown's Game stung deeply. Although he managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he's given a second chance at life-- tied to a dark price-- Nikolai must decide just how far he's willing to go in return to the world. With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight-- or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.

Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Too shy to look for a prom date, Deacon decides to ask his grandmother to the event and when a video of their dancing goes viral, he finds his life taking an unforgettable turn.

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The Fashion Committee: a Novel of Art, Crime and Applied Design by Susan Juby

"Charlie and John are both gunning for the same scholarship to a private arts high school. For this coveted spot, they must compete in a fashion competition--and only one can win"--‡cProvided by publisher.

 

Girling Up: How to be Strong, Smart and Spectacular by Maim Bialik

Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory , puts her Ph.D. to work as she talks to teens about the science of growing up and getting ahead. A must-have book for all teenage girls. Growing up as a girl in today's world is no easy task. Juggling family, friends, romantic relationships, social interests and school...sometimes it feels like you might need to be a superhero to get through it all! But really, all you need is little information. Want to know why your stomach does a flip-flop when you run into your crush in the hallway? Or how the food you put in your body now will affect you in the future? What about the best ways to stop freaking out about your next math test? Using scientific facts, personal anecdotes, and wisdom gained from the world around us, Mayim Bialik, the star of The Big Bang Theory , shares what she has learned from her life and her many years studying neuroscience to tell you how you grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically. And as an added bonus, Girling Up is chock-full of charts, graphs and illustrations — all designed in a soft gray to set them apart from the main text and make them easy to find and read. Want to be strong? Want to be smart? Want to be spectacular? You can! Start by reading this book. Praise for Girling Up : "Bialik is encouraging without being preachy . . . many teens will be drawn to this engaging and useful book." — Booklist

 

Rebel Rising by Beth Revis

Follows the adventures of Jyn Erso as she trains under Saw Gerrera and learns how to become a proper rebel, preparations that come in handy when she is asked by the Rebellion to find out about the weapon that her father is helping the Empire construct.