Teen Tuesday Book Talks happen every Tuesday from 4/14-5/19.
Here are the teen recommended books & recommendations from Miss Marisa, the Teen Librarian from a past Book Talk Tuesday.
If you have questions or want to suggest a title to add to Overdrive email firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Recommend Titles & Readalikes By Miss Marisa:
Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff. Available via Hoopla (audio) Overdrive (ebook & audio). 3 different points of view. Written for adults.
The teen reader says:
- A story of 3 female spies in WWII
- Mystery, danger, and deception
- There is a little bit of romance
IF you liked Lost Girls of Paris…because of the spies and WWII, you might also like: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (she has a prequel and a sequel to Core Name Verity). Available via Overdrive (ebook)
- WWII Paris, France: two young women set off on a spy mission from England
- Plane crash and Nazis take one of the women for interrogation
- Find out the past, who is who and whose story can you trust?
If you like historical fiction in general, you might like The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee. Available via Hoopla (audio) Historical fiction, action, and romance.
- 1840, Georgia: Chinese girl named Jo secretly lives in a basement, with a mysterious past
- She dreams of a better life, and not that of a lady’s maid
- What if she she secretly starts an advice column for the newspaper challenging fixed ideas about race and gender.
As Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco. Available via Hoopla (ebook & audio). Sequel comes out in 2021!
From the teen reader:
- Subtle gay/queer
- ICE (immigration) crosses magical lines
IF you liked As Wicked As You Wish…you might like: Havenfall by Sara Holland. Available via Overdrive (ebook). LGBTQIA+ fantasy.
- An inn: safe haven between four magical realms
- A girl sworn to protect it — at any cost
- A murdered body is found, she’s now in charge of the Inn and of finding out long buried secrets…
IF you liked As Wicked As You Wish…you might like: The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski. Available via Overdrive (ebook & audio).
- LGBTQIA+ romantic fantasy
- Lower status girl keeps a dangerous magical secret
- Learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer (book 2 in Letters to the Lost series). NOT owned in Hoopla or Overdrive, BUT if it sounds interesting, email me OR look it up in Overdrive and recommend we buy! 13+
Teen readers says:
- kids who are dealing with family issues
- realistic fiction
IF you liked More Than We Can Tell….you might like: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley. Available via Overdrive (ebook)
- A beloved used bookstore where people leave mysterious love letters….
- A love story between a boy and a girl
- Then a girl moves away, and comes and back grieving her brother’s death
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe. Available via Hoopla (ebook & audio) Overdrive (ebook). Nonfiction, written for adults, but a great read for all.
Teen reader says:
- This is NOT a textbook AND it has comics & pictures
- Started from the author & a friend arguing about what would happen if a bullet got struck by lightning, and they agreed” it needed to be resolved. The author liked questions like this so much he started What If.