Top Teen Books of 2016

Looking for great 2016 reads for teens, you say? (Or, are you one of those adults who devours teen fiction? You know you are…own it!). Read on for staff reviews of these titles.



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  • The Reader by Traci Chee – First in a new series, set in a world where reading is illegal. The main character tries to rescue a kidnapped aunt and solve her father’s murder.
  • Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz – A high-achieving young woman struggles to balance concerns about her family’s immigration status, her academic standing, and a possible new romance.
  • Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin – A gender-fluid student deals with bullying, identity questions, and his father’s congressional re-election campaign while transferring to a new school.
  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton – A Wild-West adventure set in a Middle Eastern backdrop. Another series-starter.
  • Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas – #5 in the Throne of Glass series.
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer – The newest novel from the author of The Lunar Chronicles series, and a prequel to Alice in Wonderland.
  • The Midnight Star by Marie Lu – #3 in the Young Elites series.
  • The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork – A young woman deals with the after-effects of her suicide attempt.

-Contributed by Kate, Youth and Bilingual Services

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