You’re knee-deep in homework, school, and life stress. You need to escape…or find a new way forward. Time toÂ break out of your own head, hack your way into the world’s largest multiplayer video game, uncover the secrets of a mad scientist, sort out friend drama, or bringÂ change toÂ the here and now. Here’s what we recommend for Teen Read Week if you’re ready to introduce your brain to something new:
An instant New York Times bestseller. Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu.
Series audio praise:
âDuring the game sequences, Wu adopts a posh British accent to voice analysts and a robotic, synthetic voice for charactersâ talking glassesâŚLuâs fans will love every minute of her newest intelligent, romantic thriller.â—Booklist, starred audio review (Warcross)
Listen to an excerptWildcard
From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin comes this illuminating exploration of old friendships, new crushes, and the path to self-discovery. Told in three voices and narrated by three narrators (including the author herself!), Nic Stoneâs new audiobook is sure to please fans of Becky Albertalli, Nicola Yoon, and Jason Reynolds.
“[P]oignant and necessaryâŚ a novel vital to young adultsâ lives that examines the intersections of sexuality, gender, and raceâissues and blurred boundaries that teens grapple with in a society that favors neat and tidy boxes.”—Booklist, starred review
Listen to an excerptOdd One Out
The New York Times bestseller! âExquisitely disturbing,â raves internationally bestselling author Stephanie Garber of this stunning and dark reimagining of Frankenstein thatâs just meant to be heard. Warning: listen with the lights on!
Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her “caregiver,” and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything—except a friend.
â “Breathtaking.”—PW, starred review
âIn this clever retelling of Mary Shelleyâs Frankenstein, White neatly undercuts the original by making Victorâs narrative wildly unreliable…this character-driven novel with a healthy amount of gore should appeal to horror fans, too.â—Booklist
âThe language is often surprisingly lyrical with the narrative flowing smoothly despite frequent flashbacks…Recommended for YA collections traveling on the dark side.â—Library Journal
Listen to an excerptThe Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Glimmer of Hope is the official, definitive audiobook from The March for Our Lives founders. Hear how a group of teenagers raced to channel their rage and sorrow into action, and went on to create one of the largest youth-led movements in global history.
“This is a clarion call to action for teens, by teens, and is moving and powerful.”—Booklist, starred review
100% of the authorsâ proceeds will benefit the March for Our Lives Foundation and the ongoing fight for gun violence prevention in the United States.
Listen to an excerptGlimmer of Hope
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