Winter Vacation Reading Selections

Winter vacation is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. Here are some new arrivals in the Three Rivers Library Teen area. Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood (Book Two of the Cahill Witch Chronicles) In Book One, Cate was just learning of her powers and the need for them in a world where […]

Stop by the Library for some Great New Teen Reads!

Asylum by Madeleine Roux Dan Crawford and his new friends at New Hampshire College Prep discover that their dorm housing is located in a former mental institution with a personality – and horrific secrets – all its own. Clariel by Garth Nix This fourth book of the Old Kingdom series is actually a prequel and […]

New Classic Graphics and More in YA

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka: a graphic novel adapted by Peter Kuper Called a perfect melding of graphic art with the German surrealism of Kafka’s original story, this classic graphic both preserves and illustrates the original text. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury: a graphic novel adapted by Tim Hamilton Authorized by Bradbury himself, this classic […]

Curl Up With a Good Book – lots of new ones to choose from!

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell Survival seemed easy in Africa when all Wilhelmina Silver had to worry about were wild animals. Now, at a boarding school in England, Wil discovers that the easy friendships she had with a horse and a monkey translate poorly to her new environment and she will have to learn […]

Get a Jump on Summer Reading with These New YA Titles

Sunrise by Mike Mullin The final book in the Ashfall Trilogy, Sunrise takes place a year after the super-volcano that threw everything into chaos and violence. The adults are clueless so it’s up to the kids to rebuild a world that is livable for everyone. Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy A bucket list […]

Teen Characters on the Fringe

The Three Rivers Library TEEN BOOK CLUB recently read and discussed Stephen Chboksy’s cult coming-of-age classic, The Perks of Being a Wallflower during our weekly Wednesday gatherings. As a Pittsburgh native, this book especially resonates with my own teenage emergence in the early 2000’s, composed of similar stories of working class families, evening drives through the […]

New Summer Releases for Teens!

Insurgent (Divergent Trilogy, #2) by Veronica Roth–One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris’s initiation […]

Free Teen Book Finder App!

Teen lit fans, library staff, educators, parents and teen readers with Apple devices can now visit the Apple App Store and download the free Teen Book Finder, the first app created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. The free app, which highlights books and media from YALSA’s […]