TeenReads Ultimate Reading List for 2016

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Our goals each month is to inspire you to read --- and to keep reading! With that in mind, we created the Ultimate Reading List --- a list of more than 450 titles that we think make perfect pleasure reading for teens. Our criteria: We looked for books that were compelling, beautifully written, pure fun, thought-provoking or edge-of-your-seat gripping; books that we would hand to someone and say, “read this!” We hope that you will use the Ultimate Reading List when selecting books for independent reading, and that schools will consult it when making suggestions for their students for summer reading. Each year, we go through the list with fresh eyes, culling some titles and adding others. The latest edition is from April 2016 and features titles through February 2016. Below, you will find the complete version of the Ultimate Reading List. First, though, a few things to note: 1) If you see a double asterisk (**) before a title, you will know that it is the first book in a series. This year, we didn’t include any sequels. However, we hope that if you like the first book, you will explore those that follow! 2) There are a lot of authors on this list who have written many great books, but we couldn’t include everyone’s complete battery of work. We hope that if you find a book you like, you will explore the authors’ other works, as well. _________________________________________________________________________ 100 SIDEWAYS MILES by Andrew Smith (Fiction) ISBN: 9781442444959 Finn Easton sees the world through miles instead of minutes, and does his best to see himself as more than a character in his father’s bestselling cult-classic book. He has two things going for him: his best friend, the possibly-insane-but-definitely-excellent Cade Hernandez and Julia Bishop, the first girl he’s ever loved. 1984 by George Orwell (Science Fiction) ISBN: 9780451524935 In 1949, on the heels of another literary classic, ANIMAL FARM, George Orwell wrote 1984, his now legendary and terrifying glimpse into the future. His vision of an omni-present and ultra-repressive State is rooted in the alarming world events of Orwell's own time and is given shape and substance by his astute play on our own fears. **THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey (Science Fiction) ISBN: 9780142425831 After the first wave, only darkness remains. After the second, only the lucky escape. And after the third, only the unlucky survive. After the fourth wave, only one rule applies: trust

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no one. Now, it's the dawn of the fifth wave, and Cassie meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother --- or even saving herself. THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie (Fiction) ISBN: 9780316013697 This is the story of Junior, an aspiring cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES by John Green (Fiction) ISBN: 9780142410707 Dumped by 19 girls named Katherine, child prodigy Colin Singleton and his best friend take a heart-healing road trip where Colin hopes to prove mathematically that relationships are predictable and earn his way into adulthood as a certified genius. **THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX by Mary E. Pearson (Fiction) ISBN: 9780312594411 Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that's her name. She's just awoken from a coma, they tell her, and she's still recovering from a terrible accident. But Jenna doesn't remember her life...or does she? And if she does, are the memories really hers? AFTERWORLDS by Scott Westerfeld (Fiction) ISBN: 9781481422345 Darcy has put college and everything else on hold to publish her novel, AFTERWORLDS. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends, she wonders whether she's made the right decision unti