Teens (ages 12-16)

“The Believer within You” by Tyrone Burnett
“The Believer within You” by Tyrone Burnett 757 1024 Reader Views Kids
In Tyrone Burnett’s “The Believer Within You,” Brenda Sue is a twelve-year-old girl and a beacon of curiosity. Her mother, Jean, a Quality Control Auditor at the county government’s Tax Commissioner office, often finds herself amused by Brenda Sue’s inquisitiveness. Brenda Sue, who aspires to be a lawyer or an investigative journalist, is growing up in the fictional town of Northern Gainsville, Pamunkey County, FL, during the devastating financial crisis of 2007-2009. This was a time when over six million children lost their homes to foreclosure due to predatory loans, and the impact of the crisis was deeply felt in their community. read more
“ARCA Academy: La Chouchoute” by J.S. Gentry
“ARCA Academy: La Chouchoute” by J.S. Gentry 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
When Emma Blakely’s parents enrolled her in the eighth grade at ARCA Laureate Academy of Boston, they couldn’t have guessed the rollercoaster of events that would follow. In the Wellesley dorm with roommates Shayla and Amy, Emma initially struggles to connect with them. Standing up against bullying, Emma forms an unbreakable bond with Jenny, and the two become inseparable best friends in J.S. Gentry’s “ARCA Academy: La Chouchoute.” read more
“The Silver Eclipse” by Kristy Dixon
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Embark on a thrilling adventure filled with shimmering silver portals, accidental transports to Earth, black capes, and a mysterious Dark Cloud society. Kristy Dixon’s “The Silver Eclipse,” the first book in the Akkron series, is a highly-anticipated book that weaves a tale of intrigue, excitement, and mystery, reminiscent of the beloved Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series. When Wren unexpectedly lands in Missouri through a portal and meets Graham, their worlds are forever altered. Graham, now trapped in Akkron with Wren, discovers his new healer powers and forms an unbreakable bond with four new friends. read more
“Dragons Walk Among Us” by Dan Rice
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“Dragons Walk Among Us” by Dan Rice is the first book in the Allison Lee Chronicles.  Allison Lee is a high school student who feels like she does not belong anywhere.  She is bullied not only for her small stature but for the shape of her eyes and the color of her skin.  When she is targeted by a mysterious attacker and wakes up in the hospital completely blind, she thinks her life cannot possibly be worse.  After all, how can she be a photographer without sight? Then, one of her doctors suggests that she undergo a high-risk procedure that could restore her sight.  It works.  Her triumph is fleeting as she makes a frightening discovery with her new eyes: dragons exist, and they are hiding in plain sight. read more
“ARCA Academy: La Chouchoute” by J.S. Gentry
“ARCA Academy: La Chouchoute” by J.S. Gentry 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
Teen author wows! read more
“Fish & Sphinx” by Rae St. Clair Bridgman
“Fish & Sphinx” by Rae St. Clair Bridgman 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
Blending fantasy, mystery, and adventure, the series highlights the quest of cousins Wil Wychwood and Sophie Isidor as they explore a world of magic and mystery in the mystical city of MiddleGate. In their time as students at the peculiar Gruffud’s Academy, they uncover dark secrets hidden beneath the city’s charming surface, including a secret society with sinister plans, known as Serpent’s Chain. read more