This is a guest blog, by Eileen F., a local high school student and summer intern here at the UAPL. Eileen recommends several reads for teens for December.
December is finally here! The holiday season is kicking into high gear and all the teens out there are probably counting down the days until winter break. With winter break comes free time, and what better way to fill it than with reading some holiday books to get you in the spirit? Here are some recommendations that are sure to get you excited and keep you entertained during your winter break!
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two teens who carry on a winter scavenger hunt in Christmas-time New York.
Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
In three intertwining short stories, several high school couples experience the trials and tribulations along with the joys of romance during a Christmas Eve snowstorm in a small town.
Winter Town by Stephen Emond
Evan and Lucy, childhood best friends who grew apart after years of seeing one another only during Christmas break, begin a romance at age seventeen but his choice to mindlessly follow his father's plans for an Ivy League education rather than becoming the cartoonist he longs to be, and her more destructive choices in the wake of family problems, pull them apart.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
Jingle Boy by Kieran Scott
In this electronic book, sixteen-year-old Paul Nicholas, long a Christmas-tradition keeper, is beginning to understand why his best friend hates the holiday season.
Have fun reading and enjoy your holidays!