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Book Buffet Picks: April 2017

Every month teens share their latest favorite reads at Book Buffet. If you’re looking for a great recommendation from other teen readers, try one of these!


    • Bacigalupi, Paolo
      The Doubt Factory
      “When a radical band of teen activists [claims] that Alix’s powerful father covers up wrongdoing by corporations that knowingly allow innocent victims to die in order to make enormous profits from unsafe products, she must decide if she will blow the whistle on his misdeeds”–


    • Hand, Cynthia
      My Lady Jane
      Edward is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d rather be planning his first kiss than who will inherit his crown. Jane, Edward’s cousin, is far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately, Edward has arranged to marry her off to Gifford secure the line of succession. And Gifford is, well, a horse. That is, he an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated) who becomes a chestnut steed every morning, but wakes as a man at dusk, with a mouthful of hay. Very undignified. The plot thickens as the three are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy, and have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it’s off with their heads?

    • Lovecraft, H P
      The Best Of H P Lovecraft : Tales That Truly Terrify From The Master Of Horror
      H. P. Lovecraft is one of the most influential writers in the history of horror fiction. His gift for making the reader feel genuinely uncomfortable is apparent in this carefully selected collection of fantastic stories, which consists of “Herbert West–Reanimator,” “The Rats in the Walls,” “The Call of Cthulhu,” “The Dunwich Horror,” “The Whisperer in the Darkness,” “At the Mountains of Madness,” “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” “The Shadow Out of Time,” “The Haunter of the Dark,” and “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.” This collection makes for an ideal introduction to this little-known literary genius, as well as a handsome addition to any core fan’s dark library.

    • Mckenzie, Paige
      The Haunting Of Sunshine Girl
      Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother Kat move from sunny Austin, Texas, to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. Though Sunshine is adopted, she and her mother have always been close, sharing a special bond filled with laughter and inside jokes. But from the moment they arrive, Sunshine feels her world darken with an eeriness she cannot place. And even if Kat doesn’t recognize it, Sunshine knows that something about their new house is just … creepy.

    • Meyer, Marissa
      Cinder
      As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

    • Ness, Patrick
      A Monster Calls : A Novel
      Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill–an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.

    • Nimmo, Jenny
      Midnight For Charlie Bone
      Charlie Bone’s life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking.

    • Paolini, Christopher
      Eragon
      In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

    • Rowling, J K
      Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone
      Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

    • Sunzi
      The Art Of War
      “Widely regarded as ‘The oldest military treatise in the world,’ this compact…book, written more than 2,500 years ago…retains much of its original authoritative merit. American officers during World War II read it closely. The Japanese army studied the work for decades, and many twentieth-century Chinese officers are said to have known the book by heart”–Publisher description.

    • Tolkien, J R R
      The Hobbit, Or There And Back Again
      Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to share in an adventure from which he may never return.