Reading Riot: A Stress-Free Library
As young adults, you’re dealing with so much – school work, jobs, friends, social media, extracurricular activities, family issues and more. No doubt, life can be stressful. Your local library is a warm, safe place to just be. Stop in for quiet reading or study time. Access our free Wi-Fi for gaming on your device or let us show you how to download an e-book. New books are always being added so come in and check out to read or listen to. Here are some recommendations.
Far from the Tree by Robin Benway, winner of the 2017 National Book Award, is the captivating story of three siblings separated by adoption who find each other at just the right time. Grace, Maya and Joaquin tell the story in alternating chapters of how they reconnect and explore the meaning of family — how to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it. A raw, realistic and emotional novel.
Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren for fans of adventure fantasy like A Wrinkle in Time try this debut novel. Freddy just wants to survive high school and is desperate not to be noticed. She doesn’t want to seem different or weird but her family makes that difficult. So when the unexpected moves in next door, anything can happen. The new neighbor’s house begins to exhibit strange tendencies, like not obeying the laws of physics or reality, and Freddy embarks on an adventure a thousand years in the making.
Reading A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia Cole is like entering a vivid new cinematic world. In this dazzling YA sci-fi/fantasy, Octavia has only ever had one goal: to become a prestigious N’Terra scientist and study the natural wonders of her planet Faloiv. So when the once-secretive labs are suddenly opened to students, she leaps at the chance to see what happens behind their closed doors. But something isn’t right on Faloiv. Gradual world-building, strong characters and a mystery to solve make this a fascinating read.
Lose yourself in a good book at the library and try not to stress out!
∼ Ann McDuffie, Youth Services Librarian, Bealeton branch library
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