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Adult Books You Want to Read

As you may or may not know, our company, The Book Report Network, has a number of websites about books and authors in addition to Teenreads.com. Throughout the year, Teenreads.com features adult books from Bookreporter.com, our site for adult readers, that we think will have definite appeal to a teen audience. In the spirit of sharing, we are now spotlighting a selection of titles each month from Bookreporter.com that we believe are great reads that you might enjoy.

A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade by Kevin Brockmeier

April 2014

Over the course of one school year --- seventh grade --- 12-year-old Kevin Brockmeier sets out in search of himself. Along the way, he happens into his first kiss at a church party, struggles to understand why his old friends tease him at the lunch table, becomes the talk of the entire school thanks to his Halloween costume, and booby-traps his lunch to deter a thief.

Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline

April 2014

Jake Buckman picks up his 16-year-old son, Ryan, at their suburban movie theater. On the way home, Ryan asks to drive on a deserted road, and Jake sees it as a chance to make a connection. However, what starts as a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns into a nightmare. Tragedy strikes, and with Ryan’s entire future hanging in the balance, Jake is forced to make a split-second decision that plunges them both into a world of guilt and lies.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

April 2014

A.J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Slowly but surely, he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island . Then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore --- an unexpected arrival that gives A.J. the opportunity to make his life over and the ability to see everything anew.

The Perfect Score Project: Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT by Debbie Stier

March 2014

These days, high SAT scores are seen as the ticket to a good college, merit aid, and ultimately a successful life. Yet for parents, the torment of cajoling kids into studying is made worse by the tangle of conflicting advice about how best to prepare. Debbie Stier made it her mission to cut through that tangle and ace the SAT. As part of her quest, Debbie took the SAT seven times, sampled test-prep methods, and bonded with her test-taking teenage son.

Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball by John Feinstein

March 2014
 
WHERE NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME takes readers inside the gritty, no-frills, high-stakes world of Triple-A baseball, which serves simultaneously as a launching pad for superstar careers and as a crash-landing pad for stars who have fallen. Introducing us to eight men --- two pitchers, three position players, two managers, and one umpire --- John Feinstein tells the riveting stories of those who are on the cusp of greatness.
 

Burn: Book 3 of the Pure Trilogy by Julianna Baggott

February 2014

Inside the Dome, Partridge has taken his father's place as leader of the Pures. His intent had been to bring down the Dome from the inside with the help of the secret resistance force led by Partridge's former teacher, Glassings. But from his new position of power, things don't seem quite as clear. Outside the Dome, Pressia and Bradwell continue piecing together the clues left to them by their parents from the time before the detonations. Can they still trust their friend and ally, Partridge, to see their plan through? Or will a new war begin?

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

February 2014

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest class of humanity living on Mars. He spends his days tunneling through earth, believing that the work he does now is helping to prepare the surface for future generations. When his wife opens his eyes to the truth, he sacrifices everything --- including the person he once was --- to find justice not only for his wife but also for his people.

The Priority List: A Teacher's Final Quest to Discover Life's Greatest Lessons by David Menasche

January 2014

When a six-year battle with brain cancer ultimately stole his vision, memory, mobility and ability to continue teaching, David Menasche turned to Facebook with an audacious plan: a journey across America in hopes of seeing firsthand how his kids were faring in life. Had he made a difference? Within 48 hours of posting, former students in more than 50 cities replied with offers of support and shelter.

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley

January 2014

Eleven-year-old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers with her family at the railway station, awaiting the return of her long-lost mother. Yet upon the train’s arrival, Flavia is approached by a stranger who whispers a cryptic message into her ear. Moments later he is dead, mysteriously pushed under the train by someone in the crowd. Who was this man, what did his words mean, and why were they intended for Flavia?

The Creeps: A Samuel Johnson Tale by John Connolly

November 2013

When a new toy shop’s opening goes terrifyingly awry, Samuel Johnson must gather a ragtag band of dwarfs, policemen, and very polite monsters to face down the greatest threat the Multiverse has ever known --- not to mention assorted vampires, a girl with an unnatural fondness for spiders, and highly flammable unfriendly elves.