Missing The Teen Section at Reston? Check Out What’s On Display Now!

by Emma Shacochis

For the past few months, it’s been hard to get out of the house – even for something essential as finding summer reading! Luckily, if you feel like spending your last month before the online-school-year begins, Reston Regional’s Teen Advisory Board has plenty of recommendations to keep your imagination busy all August long.

On our displays, you get the chance to judge a book by its cover – or at least its cover’s color palette. If you want to spice up your reading and get your heart beating, try Steampunk!, Puddin’, or All of This is True. If you’d prefer to slow down and relax by the pool, The Names They Gave Us, Hush, or The Chaos of Standing Still may be more your speed.

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On our little board, you can see the results of an incredibly important poll: Reston reader’s favorite books! There’s still time to visit the teen section and have your voice heard by submitting your own pick. Here are a few of the hit books that Reston’s readers are revering:

Check back later this week to see the newest YA books that have hit Reston Regional’s shelves! Until then, happy reading, and some words of wisdom that can be found among the teen section’s shelves:

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Fall Favorites

I’ve compiled a list of our TAB members fall picks! Make sure to stop by and check some out!

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Children Of Blood And Bone

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha Book 1) by [Adeyemi, Tomi]

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for an enemy.

Caraval

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Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

And I Darken

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NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Simon VS The Homosapiens Agenda

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Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

Three Dark Crowns

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In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

Red Queen

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Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.

Heartless

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Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.

The Way You Make Me Feel

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Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn’t so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad’s business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind?

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

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Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

Clockwork Angel

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In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever.

TAB’s New Display: Books to Movies

by Emma Shacochis

Hearing that your favorite young adult book is being adapted into a movie is both exciting and scary. You want to see the novel you love realized exactly as you’d imagined onscreen, but you also know not everything can be exactly  as you hoped. TAB’s newest display celebrates our favorite YA books that were adapted to movies – here are a few books you can check out at Reston Regional today!

The Hunger Games (book in 2008, movie in 2012)

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (book in 1997, movie in 2001)

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda/Love, Simon (book in 2015, movie in 2018)

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The Hate U Give (book in 2017, movie in 2018)

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (book in 2014, movie in 2018)

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Everything, Everything (book in 2015, movie in 2017)

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The Fault In Our Stars (book in 2012, movie in 2014)

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (book in 2012, movie in 2015)

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (book in 2001, movie in 2005)

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Nerve (book in 2012, movie in 2016)

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