Teen Books for Everyone Book Club

We're hip to the fact that you're never too old to enjoy teen books.

Explore the adventure, heartbreak, and angst of being a teenager with some of today's best YA fiction.

Check out our upcoming Teen Books for Everyone Book Club Monday night meetings, and take part. All you need to do is read the monthly book pick and join us at Keshen Goodman Public Library to chat about it. Add the events to your calendar so you don't miss a moment!

Or, simply enjoy our selections on your own. It's up to you—you're an adult, after all!

September 2018 Pick 

We Were Liars

(contemporary)
A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of 4 friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.

October 2018 Pick

Monday's Not Coming

(Black fiction)
Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable—more sisters than friends. So when Monday doesn’t turn up for school, Claudia’s worried. As Claudia digs deeper into her friend’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last time they saw Monday. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone?

November 2018 Pick 

The Librarian of Auschwitz

(historical fiction)
14-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the 8 precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz. Based on a true story.

December 2018 Pick

American Panda

(contemporary)
A freshman at MIT, 17-year-old Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents' expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt prevent her from hiding several truths. Can she find a way to be herself, before her web of lies unravels?

January 2019 Pick

This One Summer

(graphic novel)
Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. Rose's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

February 2019 Pick

Truly Devious

(mystery)
When Stevie Bell, an amateur detective, begins her first year at a famous private school in Vermont, she sets a plan to solve the cold case involving the kidnapping of the founder's wife and daughter shortly after the school opened.

March 2019 Pick

A Girl Like That

(social justice)
16-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker, and the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from. You don't want to get involved with a girl like that, they say. So how did Zarin and Porus Dumasia end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of a highway? When the religious police arrive on the scene, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is questioned. And as her story is pieced together, told through multiple perspectives, it becomes clear that she was far more than just a girl like that.

April 2019 Pick

Warcross

(science fiction)
When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

May 2019 Pick

Neighborhood Girls

(coming of age)
When Wendy Boychuck's father, a Chicago cop, was escorted from their property in handcuffs, she knew her life would never be the same. Wendy quickly realizes that in order to survive her father's reputation, she'll have to make one for herself, and finds herself in Academy of the Sacred Heart's most feared and revered clique. Makeover complete. But complete is far from what Wendy feels. Instead, she faces the highs and lows of a toxic friendship, the exhaustion that comes with keeping up appearances, and a shattering loss-- the only one that could hurt more than losing herself.

June 2019 Pick

I'll Give You the Sun

(LGBTQ+)
Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

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