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Summer Reading List 2014 – II

Recommended Books for Young Adult Readers

Teenage Girls Reading Books on LawnRecently, one of my high school sons told me he is pretty sure there is a correlation between required high school reading selections and depression in high school students.  There could be something to that, but the good news is that school is out and you can read what you want.  It can be deep and meaningful, or fun and frivolous–you get to choose and no essay is required at the end.  So to give you a start, here is a quick list of young adult books our reviewers have loved.

Contemporary Fiction

 

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Curveball:  The Year I Lost My Grip

Porcelain Keys

The Running Dream

Going Vintage

Action, Dystopian, and Fanciful Fiction

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Starters

The Last Thing I Remember  (Good news–if you love this book, it is the first in a series that is already complete!)

Heist Society

The Sweetest Spell

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

New Fiction (Titles released in the last year)

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Strange Sweet Song

Far Far Away

Toxic Heart

A Spark Unseen

Classics (Really!–These can be great summer reads, too!)

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My Antonia

Emma

The Count of Monte Cristo (Be sure to pick up the the right translation/abridgement of this title.  See review for tip.)

 

Happy Summer Reading! – Cindy M., Executive Editor

An accountant and CPA by profession, I found myself a book reviewer for Squeaky Clean Reads by happenstance. When the opportunity came to transform that website into Compass Book Ratings, I was excited to seize it and meld my business background with my love of books. As the mother of three teenage sons, I have read a large number of children and young adult books and I believe that there is great value in a content review service. As much as we would love to read everything our children read, there just isn’t enough time. I also appreciate being able to select books for myself that are really worth my precious and limited reading time. I believe there is a book out there for everyone–they just have to find it!

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