By Allison McLean
Young People’s Services
The heat of summer is truly here. It is the perfect weather for beach or poolside reading. Young adult fiction captures that blissful summertime feeling of freedom and being young, when it feels like anything is possible.
Check out one of these books and you’ll be immersed in a great summer story. Whether you are looking for books about summer love or something darker, you’ll find something to put you in that summer mood.
And while you’re at it, why not go for a Amazon gift card? It’s one of the great prizes available in our summer reading program – go to EPLintheSun.com for all the details.
The Unexpected Everything
Author: Morgan Matson
Andie always has a plan, and her plan for this summer is an important pre-med internship. Those plans vanish when her father is caught in the middle of a political scandal. Instead she finds herself with a dog-walking job where she happens to meet a cute guy. Andie finds that a lot of unexpected things can happen when you’re busy making other plans.
When Dimple Met Rishi
Author: Sandhya Menon
Dimple and Rishi are Indian American teens who meet at a summer coding camp. What Dimple doesn’t know is that her parents and Rishi’s parents want to set them up in an arranged marriage! Dimple and Rishi get to know each other over the course of the summer and the story is sweet and funny in all the best ways.
Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories
Twelve bestselling authors collaborate to bring you this collection of short stories about falling in love in the summer. You’ll find a wide variety of characters and types of stories in this collection. This is the perfect way to dip your toes in to a little summer romance!
We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Cadence spends every summer with her wealthy family on their private island. Every summer except last summer. Something happened the summer before to keep her away. But now it is summer again she is back on the island – and the memories start flooding back too. The island sounds like paradise, but is it?
Authors: Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando
At the beginning of the summer Elizabeth and Lauren find out they have been assigned as roommates when they start college in the fall. They start emailing to arrange things like, who is bringing the mini fridge? But the correspondence starts to go a lot deeper as they get to know one another and form a friendship as they share their last summer before college.