• By Jacquelyn White
  • Posted Monday, November 27, 2017

Winter Reads for Teens

Arguably this is my favorite time of the year when the leaves change and wearing layers upon layers of clothing isn't questioned. The nights are longer and the holiday season is among us. I like to stay inside, get warm and cozy and make a dent in my To Read Pile. If you aren't like me but are in need of a book to help pass time while traveling for the holidays or fill your days during winter break. Check out one of the books below.

What light (Oct 2016) by Jay Asher

When Sierra falls for Caleb, a boy who made a terrible mistake years before, she is determined to help him find forgiveness, despite the disapproval and suspicions they meet.

Dash & Lily's book of dares (Oct 2010) by by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what--or who--they will find.

My true love gave to me: twelve holiday stories (Oct 2014)

"If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Years, there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love"

Last Christmas: the Private prequel (Oct 2008) by Kate Brian

Before Reed Brennan attended Easton Academy and Ariana Osgood killed Thomas Pearson, Adriana and Thomas spent a night together over Christmas vacation, a night that set the stage for the horrific events that followed.

Hustlin' (Jan 2009) by L. Divine

As the holidays approach, Mickey has a secret, Nellie is attempting to cause trouble, Laura is trying to undermine Jayd's performance in the school play, and the mother of Rah's baby does not want him to see his daughter anymore.

Saving Red (Oct 2016) by Sonya Sones

A novel in verse follows the experiences of Molly, who is forced to confront painful realities in her own life while struggling to help a spirited but mentally ill homeless girl during the holiday season.

My new crush gave to me (Oct 2017) by Shani Petroff

Eager for a date to the holiday season "Lover's Ball," school newspaper editor Charlie rigs the school's Secret Santa exchange to woo the boy of her dreams.

The disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (Nov 2010) by Nagaru Tanigawa

As the SOS Brigade, a club for a Japanese high school's strangest and most extraordinary students, prepares to celebrate Christmas, Kyon awakens in a weird alternate dimension and must discover how to set things right.

Hide and seek (Aug 2015) by Jane Casey

Sixteen-year-old Jess Tennant is pleased to see that tiny Port Sentinel, England, goes all out for Christmas, but when Gilly Poynter, one of Jess's classmates, disappears leaving behind only her diary and unanswered questions, Jess joins the investigation to find Gilly before it is too late.

Billy Christmas (Oct 2012) by Mark A. Pritchard

Billy's father disappeared last Christmas and his mother has been grief-stricken ever since, but twelve days before Christmas Billy is given a set of twelve difficult tasks and if he completes them he may be reunited with his missing father.