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CE Teens Recommend - Books for Tweens

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Nov 06, 2021

Hello TEENS!  The Centennial Branch has a new Teen Advisory Group (TAG), and we are excited to start sharing our ideas with you!

We have some great book suggestions (and other resources, both physical and electronic) available here at the Ottawa Public Library.

Below you will find our first list filled with amazing recommendations for Tweens (but let's face it, really teens of all ages will love these great stories) - so if you haven't read them yet, we hope you will check them out. Each month we will feature suggestions from the different members of our TAG, and they will include title recommendations, book reviews, and/or topics relevant to us - teens! 

Written for teens by teens.  We hope you will check back each month for more content!

This month's list is brought to you by Hannah.

"Hi, I’m Hannah! I’m 14 years old and in grade 9. I love to read, play piano and bake. I’m interested in English, math and science and I love learning new things!" 

CE TAG (Teen Advisory Group) recommends - books for Tweens
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  • The Unwanteds

    The Unwanteds

    By McMann, Lisa
    (book, audio book, e-audio book, ebook) Alex is going to die. At least, that’s what he thought when he learned he was Unwanted, like all artists of Quill. But his fate isn’t as he once thought, he has a magical, brighter future. The Unwanteds is mysterious and riveting, with lovable characters.
  • Keeper of the Lost Cities
    (book, ebook) Sophie's intellectual abilities have been a mystery to everyone, and her telepathic abilities have been a mystery to her. Fitz appears one day and he has all the answers, even the ones she doesn’t want to hear. She can’t stay in this world without putting her family in danger, she has to leave. The Keeper of the Lost Cities is fascinating, enchanting and magical, you won’t be able to stop reading!
  • The School for Good and Evil
    (book, ebook, e-audio book) Every year one truly good, kind child and one evil, awful child gets picked to go to a secluded school people only know from legends. Sophie always expected she would be chosen for good, and everyone thinks Agatha is the poster child for evil, but things don’t always go as planned. The School for Good and Evil is thought-provoking, captivating and entertaining!
  • The Wishing Spell
    (book, audio book,e-audio book, ebook) Twins Alex and Conner were given a book titled “The Land of Stories” from their grandmother for their birthday. Alex and Conner only thought of it as a nice gesture, little did they know that they would be transported into the fairytale world, with no way of escape. The Land of Stories is enthralling, adventurous and clever, you’ll get lost in this magical world!
  • The Red Pyramid
    (book, ebook) Sadie and Carter haven’t lived together in six years. Carter travels the world with their dad, Julius, who studies Egyptian mythology and Sadie lives with their grandparents in London. Sadie, Carter and Julius meet up at a museum, a fun outing right? But Julius vanishes after he accidentally summons multiple Egyptian Gods. Can Carter and Sadie survive a dangerous expedition to save him? The Red Pyramid is engrossing, intricate and action-packed, great for fans of mythology books!
  • Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
    (paperback, audio book, e-audio book, ebook) When gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello built a library in Kyle's town, he was ecstatic to be one of the 12 invited to the grand opening. He didn’t know that by accepting the invitation he would have to solve a series of puzzles to escape and win the glorious prizes. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library is mysterious, fun and compelling, perfect for riddle and puzzle fanatics!
  • Breadcrumbs
    (book, audio book, e-audio book, ebook) Hazel’s best friend, Jack, stopped talking to her with no explanation, just before he disappeared. Hazel sets out to find him and discovers frightening wonders she could never have imagined. This modern day telling of The Snow Queen is entertaining, captivating and adventurous, a perfect winter read!
  • The Sword of Summer
    (book, audiobook, e-audio book, ebook) Demigod Magnus was approached by a fire giant on the streets of Boston, where Magnus lives. The giant wanted his powerful sword and would do anything to get it, even kill. After the confrontation Magnus wakes up in a place that is not Boston, and has to learn to adjust to this crazy way of “living”. Magnus Chase is a hilarious and fascinating read that centers around Norse mythology.
  • The Colossus Rises
    (book, e-audio book, audio book, ebook) Jack collapses in his school parking lot and next thing he knows he’s being taken from his hospital bed and to an isolated island. Jack and the three others who were recently kidnapped learn that they have different genes than regular people. These genes won’t allow them to live past 14, unless they find all seven relics of ancient civilization. The Colossus Rises is fast-paced, gripping and exciting, you’ll fly through it!
  • Gregor the Overlander
    (book, e-audio book, audio book, ebook) Gregor and his sister fall through a seemingly regular laundry chute and into the Underland. Things are different there, rats and other creatures are large and deadly, and the Underland is on the verge of war. Gregor is a part of it, whether he wants to be or not. Gregor the Overlander is fresh, exciting and captivating, you’ll be on the edge of your seat!