OPEN BOOK: February 14, 2014

from the Weston Public Library

Open Book is an email newsletter of book recommendations for teens. It is sent twice a month and includes book excerpts in six teen fiction categories (realistic fiction, historical fiction, action/ adventure/fantasy/science fiction, romance, the buzz: middle school, and the buzz: high school). If you wish to subscribe to Open Book, please email or sign up in person at the Youth Services desk at the Library. Open Book email newsletters are also archived here on our blog.

Here are the picks for this week…

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Realistic Fiction

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda’s freshman year in high school.

Read an excerpt from this National Book Award Finalist

Historical Fiction / Nonfiction

The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible…on Schindler’s List by Leon Leyson

The biography of Leon Leyson, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s List child.

Read an excerpt

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Crater: A Helium 3 Novel by Homer Hickam

In the twenty-second century, sixteen-year-old Crater Trueblood, who mines the moon for Helium-3 to produce energy for a desperate, war-torn Earth, undertakes a deadly mission that could mean the difference between life and death for every inhabitant on the moon.

From the author of Rocket Boys

Read an excerpt

Watch the book trailer


Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth discovers that she, rather than her well-prepared cousin, carries a time-travel gene, and soon she is journeying with Gideon, who shares the gift, through historical London trying to discover whom they can trust.

Read an excerpt from this international bestseller

Buzz: Middle School

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

Odyssey-like adventure of two boys’ incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters.

“Just the sort of book that saves lives by igniting a passion for reading.” –James Patterson

2014 Printz Honor Book, An ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection, An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book, A New York Times Editor’s Choice, A New York Times Middle Grade Bestseller, An Indie Pick , A School Library Journal Best Books 2013, A Kirkus Best Book, A Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice Selection, A BookPage Best Children’s Book, A Texas Lone Star Reading List Selection

Read an excerpt

Buzz:  High School

Muckers by Sandra Neil Wallace

Felix O’Sullivan, standing in the shadow of his dead brother, an angry, distant father, and racial tension, must lead the last-ever Muckers high school football team to the state championship before a mine closing shuts down his entire town.

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