Teens Recommend… TCC Book Selections

Need a new book to read or new music to listen to? Check out this month’s recommendations for teens, by teens in grades 6-12.

Go to these (and other TCC) titles in the catalog…

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Book: Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

About: A very intense book about children with amazing and extraordinary powers!

Recommended by: Isabella N.  (High School Teen)


Book Series: Divergent by Veronica Roth

About: Read this! It has romance and action. If you want to escape from real life and live in an amazing dystopian world…then read this!

Recommended by: Kady S.  (High School Teen)


Book Series: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

This book is located in general fiction, but I have to recommend it for teens and adults!

About: Eliza D. Braun and Wellington Thornhil Books must work together to get to the bottom of some Sci-fi crimes and protect the British Empire. This book has fantasy, action, and is surprisingly romantic!

Recommended by: Rashida O.  (High School Teen)


Book: The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

About: The characters you know and love from Percy Jackson are back with new enemies and allies. This book is for teens who love fantasy!

Recommended by: Rashida O. (High School Teen)


Book: A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

About: Three kids that are forced to live with the evil Count Olaf, who tries to steal their inheritance.

Recommended by: Jesse G.  (Middle School Teen)


Book: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

About: A young Japanese-American girl named Katie moves with her family from their Japanese community in Iowa to a new town to Georgia. This book definitely pulls on your emotions and is not boring!

Recommended by: Sam S.   (Middle School Teen)


Book Series: Choose Your Own Adventure by Various Authors

About: These books are awesome! You get to choose different options throughout the story and chose your ending!

Recommended by: Sarah S.  (Middle School Teen)


Book Series: The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black

About: A great book for  readers who love fantasy and adventure! The book is about three children, Simon, Jared, and Mallory who must survive life in the magical Spiderwick mansion.

Recommended by: Sarah S. (Middle School Teen)


Book Series: Warriors by Erin Hunter

About: A group of cats that discover dark secrets…

Recommended by: Alexya I. (Middle School Teen)


Book: Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper

About: This is actually really inspirational! It is about a young African American girl fighting racism in her small town.

Recommended by: Amara K.  (Middle School Teen)


Book Series: Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos

About: This book is very real! This book series is about a young boy named Joey who goes to live with Dad Carter and his dad’s girlfriend Leezy. Joey has ADHD and often gets in trouble. Even though this book is real, it also has a lot of funny moments.

Recommended by: Stormi H.  (Middle School Teen)