SUMMER READING LIST 2017

By Caitlin Rangel

Sometimes there are boring moments during the summer, and one option is to read a book. Remember, if it’s not entertaining then you’re reading the wrong book. This list is to help you find a book you would like to read.

 

Fantasy

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Lena Duchannes moves to Gatlin where her uncle, Macon Ravenwood, lives. Nobody in Gatlin likes her or her uncle. She meets Ethan Wate, but then her mother shows up and gives her an ultimatum. She has to choose to be a light caster and her family dies or be a dark caster and her family lives.

 

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

In this mind-bending story, the main character, Darcy Patel, skips a year of college to move to New York and publish her YA novel titled: Afterworlds. Told in alternating chapters is Darcy’s novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie who slips into the Afterworld to escape a terrorist attack.

 

Realistic Fiction

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor, a sixteen year old girl, and Park, half-korean, sixteen year old boy, meet on a school bus on Eleanor’s first day of school. Everyday they sit in the same bus seat and share comic books and mixtapes of 80s music.

 

Along for the Ride by Sara Dessen

Auden West visits her dad, stepmom, and newborn stepsister in Colby, South Carolina. She spends her nights making up for her lost childhood with Eli Stock, a loner and insomniac with an intriguing past.

 

Science Fiction

Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa

Rowan lives in Eden where they can only have one child, but she is a second child. She can’t go to school, make friends, or get the eye implants that mark her as a true member of Eden. Outside of Eden, Earth is poisoned and dead. Now, desperate to see the world, she recklessly escapes for one night. Though she finds an exotic world and even a friend, the night leads to tragedy. Soon Rowan becomes a renegade on the run.

 

Historical Fiction

A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen

When the Berlin Wall was built, Greta, her mother, and brother Fritzz were stuck on the eastern side while her father and her other brother Dominic were stuck in the western side. Four years later, Gerta sees her father on a viewing platform  and realizes he wants her to risk her life trying to tunnel to freedom.

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