Teen Action Committee: Monthly Book Recommendations
November's Pick by Uma:
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Jenny Han, the author of Too All the Boys I've Loved Before, has managed to perfectly capture the essence of summer in her book The Summer I turned Pretty. Part of a trilogy, this book follows Isabella “Belly” Conklin’s summers, which are spent with her mom, older brother, and her mom’s best friend, Susannah, with her two sons, Conrad and Jeremiah. The Fisher brothers have been Belly’s brothers, best friends, and crushes, and any reader will be torn between the two. Belly and the brothers make up the magic of her summer, with her, the shy good girl, being in love with Connor since forever, yet being Jeremiah’s best friend. The summers spent at Cousins Beach have always been memorable, but this one involves love triangles, conflicted and hurt feelings. The book takes readers on the journey of becoming a teenager, exploring different paths and choices a teen could take and make. This coming of age and romance book showcases the importance of independence and self growth, but also the message that no one is an island. It’s a dreamy book that will take anyone back to summer!
September 2018: Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar (chosen by Gianna Lodato)
October 2018: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (chosen by Alexis N.)