I wanted to share some more book gift suggestions with everyone. As I have mentioned before, I am a youth services librarian so most of my recommendations will be related to children and teens. This post focuses on books for middle grades through adult. Enjoy!
I love Rebecca Stead. I loved When You Reach Me and always look forward to her new books. I was lucky enough to receive a early preview copy of her newest book, Goodbye Stranger via NetGalley, which is a book service for librarians and other influencers. Goodbye Stranger takes place in New Your City over the course of a year with several middle school characters. This book tastefully deals with the sensitive topic of texting photographs and the repercussions of what can happen. I think this is a great title for both boys are girls who are beginning to deal with life on the internet and the idea of a digital footprint.
Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media by Aliza Licht I picked up this book on a whim from the New Book shelf at the library. It looked cute and seemed like an educational read. After reading the first chapter I knew this book was a star. Aliza gives a no nonsense approach to how to be successful in your first job. As someone who works with teens on a daily basis I can tell you that this is information young people need. The author shares fun antidotes as well as a checklist onto how to follow her suggestions and really rock your job. The rest of the book goes over how to get a promotion and really be successful and smart with social media. This book would be an awesome gift for anyone from high school seniors through young professionals. It would definitely be a great gift for a college graduation. I know it looks girly, but this information in this book is for both guys and girls.
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. CareyThis book was suggested by a friend on Facebook and it sounded a little interesting so I went with it. The Girl with all the Gifts is a story about a girl who lives in a jail and that is the only life she has ever known. As the story progresses we learn more about the new and different world this story takes place in. However, I don’t want to give anything away so that’s all I’m saying. This is a great thriller for readers looking for something new and fast paced. Although this is an adult book, I would suggest it for high school and adult aged readers. Also, I haven’t heard anything yet, I wouldn’t be surprised if this becomes a movie in a few years. ‘d see it.
Do you have a teen who is still obsessed with Hazel and Augustus from “The Fault in your Stars?” If so they need to read Everything Everything. This is a great love story about Madeline, who, due to an extremely rare disease cannot leave her home. Everything is going swimmingly until a boy moves in next door and suddenly her world is upside down. Perfect for teens and young adults who love a good love story.
Every Day by David Levithan Every Day is a story about A, a person who wakes up every day in the body of someone else. This book tells the story of the first time A falls in love and what its like living in his unique world. This book is the perfect blend of realistic fiction and a hint of sci-fi. Great for a teen or young adult into romance or science fiction.
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