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
Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
Her boyfriend tells her he doesn’t love her, and it breaks her heart—literally. And now that she’s dead, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she’s ready to move on. Patrick, Brie’s mysterious guide and resident Lost Soul, just might hold the key to her forever after.
Paper Towns by John Green
When a night-long adventure ends, and the girl Quentin Jacobsen loves goes missing, he is urged by curiosity and longing to find Margo with the clues she left just for him. But the closer he gets, the less Quentin sees of the girl he thought he knew.
UnEnchanted by Chanda Haun
Not all fairy tales live in happily ever afters. Some just have afters. Mina Grime finds out that she is a descendant of the Brothers Grimm and must face the powerful Story that killed her father and the other chosen descendents. Her life becomes a mix of fairytales, and she needs to figure them out before the Story comes after her and her family.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan & John Green
Will Grayson and Will Grayson were just two boys living out their everyday lives in the small suburbs of Chicago when fate brought them together. Through their adventure, they encounter love, heartbreak, betrayal, and an overly-gay musical that will forever intertwine their two lives– whether they like it or not.