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Teen Reads

Wondering what Ottawa teens are reading?

For eight weeks this summer, starting on Monday, July 8, the Teen blog will feature a book review and reading recommendations within a given theme.

Each review will be a recommended read from an OPL Teen Advisory Group member.

For a chance to win a $20 Chapters gift card by prize draw, write a comment to the blog post by suggesting other good books with the same theme.

Happy Summer Reading!


Here is the full list of weekly themes:

Week 1 - Coming of Age: First-time experiences, discovering what’s important to you, and finding your way in the world are the themes in these character-driven stories and real-life recollections.

Week 2 - Humour: Funny, raunchy, clever, biting, absurd, inventive, whimsical..these books deliver insight along with the laughs.

Fantasy: Other-wordly, futuristic or contemporary tales of epic adventure, dark secrets, mortal danger and the supernatural.

Identity: Powerful personal accounts about taking your place in the world and knowing and showing who you are.

Science Fiction: Travel into uncharted territory and imagine strange and jarring new worlds in alternate realities or far away futures.

Real Life: Inner conflict, harsh realities, dreams and personal connections, shape the journey to self-discovery in these stories of fictional and real lives lived

Nailbiters: Combining high stakes and uncertainty, these tense and thrilling books will have you on the edge of your seat.

History: Traversing time and space, these historical fiction and nonfiction books illuminate the often painful past