Librarian Recommended Books

Scream Site by Justin Ireland

For her first big story, she researches a popular website called Scream Site, where people post scary videos and compete for the most "screams."

Price of Duty

Strasser’s provocative novel is a timely, relevant critique of the American war machine and its dependence on idealistic and vulnerable young people.

The Seclusion by Jacqui Castle Book Jacket

While on a routine assignment scouting the country's dwindling natural resources, Patch and her best friend discover a cache of dangerous contraband.

To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin

The portrayal of Savvy's mother's eating disorder is sensitive and will resonate strongly with readers, as will the book’s message of acceptance of all kinds.

The Color of Lies by CJ Lyons

As Ella, her friends, and Alec work against the clock to uncover the truth, Ella’s whole support system becomes suspect—and her life may even be at risk.

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Matthew recounts their mother's immigration to the United States, their father's upbringing, and young life in the chaotic, Dunbar household of five boys.

Here to Stay by Sara Farizan

The novel effortlessly tackles several important societal issues, keeping them in the foreground without detracting from the main focus.

That's Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger

In a time where mass shootings have been all too common, this story gives a voice to the victims and survivors and explores how the truth can be different for people who suffered the same tragedy.

Girl in Between by Sarah Carroll

A homeless girl and her mother, always hiding from the authorities, take shelter in an abandoned mill in the center of a big city.

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it's possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

This compelling novel feels very timely but also resonant of feminist classics with a plot that highlights both its characters and larger social issues.

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Marin hasn't spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks.

Malagash by Joey Comeau

Sunday's attempt to keep her father alive in code, heart-breakingly explores how everyone deals with grief in his own way.