South Kingstown Public Library Teens

Back to School Books

on September 2, 2009

Going back to school after a nice long summer can be a bit of a drag…how does your school experience compare to the teens in these books? Check out these titles in more in the “Back To School” display at the Peace Dale Library.

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

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The Year My Sister Got Lucky by Aimee Friedman
When fourteen-year-old Katie and her older sister, Michaela, move from New York City to upstate New York, Katie is horrified by the country life-style but is even more shocked when her sister adapts effortlessly, enjoying their new life, unlike Katie.

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My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger
Three teenagers in Boston narrate their experiences of a year of new friendships, first loves, and coming into their own.

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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Sophomore Frankie starts dating senior Matthew Livingston, but when he refuses to talk about the all-male secret society that he and his friends belong to, Frankie infiltrates the society in order to enliven their mediocre pranks.

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Zen and the Art of Faking It by Jordan Sonnenblick
When thirteen-year-old San Lee moves to a new town and school for the umpteenth time, he is looking for a way to stand out when his knowledge of Zen Buddhism provides the answer–and the need to quickly become a convincing Zen master.

Check out a full list of titles on the Teen Booklist Page of the South Kingstown Library website.

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