As kids get out of school, keep in mind that the library has many popular books for young readers. Among the books recently added are “Saint Anything” by Sara Dessen, about a sixteen-year-old girl who has always been overshadowed by her popular but difficult older brother. When an accident lands him in trouble, she finds things getting worse and that she must fend for herself. In “Off the Page” by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer, a prince is literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world and meets the girl who wished him into being. In “Too Many Katherines” by John Green (“Looking for Alaska”), Colin Singleton, child prodigy, decides to go on a road trip get over being dumped his girlfriend Katherine—the 19th Katie he has loved and lost. New in teen series fiction is “The Selection” by Kiera Cass, which is like a cross between The Hunger Games and The Bachelor (minus the bloodsport).
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