Books & Reading

egg and spoon

Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire

Enduring a brutal life of poverty in the Russian countryside, young Elena Rudina is swept up by a passing noble family into an escapade involving mistaken identity, an imprisoned monk, an anonymous prince and the mythological Baba Yaga.

skink

Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

With the help of an eccentric ex-governor, a teenaged boy searches for his missing cousin in the Florida wilds.

Anatomy of a misfit

Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

The third most popular girl in school’s choice between the hottest boy in town and a lonely but romantic mistfit ends in tragedy and self-realization.

vanishing season

The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Missing city life after moving to a sleepy town in Michigan, Maggie bonds with restless but dutiful Pauline during a summer that is shattered by a serial killer who is targeting teen girls.

 

Teen spirit

Teen Spirit by Francesca Lia Block

Fearing that her less-than-perfect world will unravel after losing her beloved grandmother, Julie meets an equally damaged Clark, with whom she tries to contact the ghost of her grandmother, only to receive a response from a haunting figure from Clark’s past.