A select list of books for teens available from OCPL.
Recommendations & annotations by Petit Branch Library’s Summer 2014 teen interns:
Cydavia, Kaylee, Lauren, and Molly
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Every aspect of Jonas’s life is controlled, but when he is chosen to receive training and become the next Giver, he finally experiences all the things he couldn’t before: fear, pain, even color. The Giver passes on all of his knowledge, but will Jonas ever see the community the same way again?
Legend by Marie Lu
June’s brother is murdered and most-wanted criminal Day becomes the prime suspect. June seeks to avenge her brother’s death, while Day is in a race for his family’s survival. They soon uncover the truth of what really brings them together and the sinister lengths their country will go in order to keep its secrets.
Matched by Ally Condie
When two people show up on Cassia’s screen at her Matching Ceremony, the Society tells her it’s just a minor error. Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s perfection, facing an impossible choice between the only life she’s known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
When Lilac LaRoux’s luxury spaceliner crashes down on an alien planet, she is marooned with a boy she can’t stand and pulled into the middle of a chilling government plot that may lead to her death.