Here are some books our TAB members have read and loved recently. We’ve included the call number so you can come and get them at Reston Regional Library! All summaries are taken from Novelist unless otherwise noted.
City of Bones, Cassandra Clare (YFIC CLA)
Suddenly able to see demons and the Shadowhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.
One of Us is Lying, Karen McManus (YMYS MCM)
When one of five students in detention is found dead, his high-profile classmates—including a brainy intellectual, a popular beauty, a drug dealer on probation and an all-star athlete—are investigated and revealed to be the subjects of the victim’s latest gossip postings.
The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas (YFIC THO)
After witnessing her friend’s death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter’s life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord trying to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
Salt to the Sea, Ruta Sepetys (YFIC SEP)
Titanic. Lusitania. Wilhelm Gustloff. All major maritime disasters, yet the last is virtually unknown. Ruta Sepetys changes that in her gripping historical novel. Told in short snippets, Salt to the Sea rotates between four narrators attempting to escape various tragedies in 1945 Europe.
This is Where It Ends, Marieke Nijkamp (YFIC NIJ)
Minutes after the principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech welcoming the student body to a new semester, they discover that the auditorium doors will not open and someone starts shooting as four teens, each with a personal reason to fear the shooter, tell the tale from separate perspectives.
Lord of the Flies, William Golding (FIC GOL)
The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.
The Outsiders, SE Hinton (YFIC HIN)
Three brothers struggle to stay together after their parents’ death, as they search for an identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society in which they find themselves “outsiders.”