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Teens Recommend – 2023

Want to know what other teens are enjoying reading, watching, or playing? At every meeting of our Board of Library Teens, we collect recommendations from attendees on their favorite things they’ve checked out from the library. These materials come from all over the library, including the youth, teen, and adult collections. Read on and maybe you’ll discover something new!

Book cover for If Tomorrow Doesn't come

If Tomorrow Doesn’t come by Jen St. Jude

Who recommended it?: Aarti
Their grade: 7th
Their thoughts: “I like the drama in it and how they try to survive. Also, you develop different opinions throughout the story. I loved the story too. It’s an LGBT love/drama.”

Book cover for Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Who recommended it?: Sidney
Their grade: 8th
Their thoughts: “I like the way he shows his determination through the story. Even when he fails he keeps going!”

Book cover for Dead Girls Can't Tell Secrets

Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets by Chelsea Ichaso

Who recommended it?: Harshitha
Their grade: 9th
Their thoughts: “I love how it’s mysterious and you don’t know what’s coming next. It gives flashbacks and the present scenes as well—it’s cool.”

Book cover for The Magic Fish

The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen

Who recommended it?: Yara
Their grade: 9th
Their thoughts: “The art is very pretty and there are multiple stories inside the one book, which I liked.”

Book cover for Scythe

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Who recommended it?: Emily
Their grade: 10th
Their thoughts: “It’s a good book because it has a very good plot around the characters, and it’s kind of like sci-fi with there being AI and people being immortal.”

Book cover for The Giver

The Giver by lois Lowry

Who recommended it?: Varun
Their grade: 10th
Their thoughts: “The book has a mysterious tone towards the entire story. The message that the story build up to is great too.”

Cover for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Who recommended it?: Jobandeep
Their grade: 11th
Their thoughts: “I like fighting games in general. It is fun to play with other people and it’s very competitive. Also, it is very skill-based instead of luck-based, which I prefer.”

Book cover for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins reid

Who recommended it?: Jil
Their grade: 12th
Their thoughts: “The book has a great plot twist at the end. It is beautifully written and contains many deep and thoughtful characters.”

ck 01/19/2024.