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Book Buffet Picks: December 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!

 


    • SCIENCE FICTION CAR
      Card, Orson Scott.
      Ender’s game
      Six-year-old Ender Wiggin and his siblings at Battle School are being tested and trained to determine whether they possess the abilities to remake the world– if the world survives an all-out war with an alien enemy.

    • CHILDREN’S FICTION SMI
      Smith, Roland
      I, Q.:  Independence Hall (Book #1)
      Step-siblings Q (Quest) and Angela are thrust into the work of the U.S. Secret Service and the Israeli Mossad when Angela realizes she’s being followed, and Q learns the secret about Angela’s real mother–a former Secret Service agent who was supposedly killed by a terrorist group. But who are the good guys and who are the bad guys.

    • CHILDREN’S FICTION PAPERBACK TUN
      Tunis, John Roberts
      World Series  (Baseball Diamonds series #2)
      Roy Tucker, the Kid from Tomkinsville, joins the rest of his Dodger teammates in a come-from-behind battle for the series title.

    • TEEN FICTION CAS
      Cass, Kiera
      The Crown (Selection series #5)
      Events at the palace force Eadlyn to make an important–and impossible–choice, knowing that her Selection might not lead her to the fairytale ending her parents found.

    • TEEN FICTION LEH
      Lehr, Dick
      Trell
      Determined to clear her father of the wrongful conviction for a gang-related crossfire death, thirteen-year-old Trell persuades a reporter and a lawyer to investigate the case and uncover the truth.

    • TEEN FICTION PER
      Perkins, Mitali.
      Bamboo People : a Novel
      Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other.

    • TEEN PAPERBACK R
      Roth, Veronica.
      Divergent (Divergent trilogy #1)
      In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

    • TEEN FICTION STO
      Stone, Nic
      Dear Martin
      Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

    • TEEN FICTION THO
      Thomas, Angie
      The Hate U Give
      Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.