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December 2018

Ultimate Reading List Monthly Update

December 2018

One of our most popular features on Teenreads is our Ultimate Reading List, a selection of books that are compelling, beautifully written, pure fun, thought-provoking or edge-of-your-seat gripping; books that we would hand to someone and say, “read this!” This month, we're adding five amazing titles you're sure to love.

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Teen Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival (Young Readers' Edition) by Melissa Fleming - Nonfiction

December 31, 2018


A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA tells the story of Doaa Al-Zamel, a Syrian girl whose life was upended in 2011 by her country’s brutal civil war. She and her family escape to Egypt, but life soon quickly becomes dangerous for Syrians in that country. Doaa and her fiancé decide to flee to Europe to seek safety and an education, but four days after setting sail on a smuggler’s dilapidated fishing vessel along with 500 other refugees, their boat is struck and begins to sink...

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton - Science Fiction

December 4, 2018


The future is curious. Today our bodies define us. We color our hair; tattoo our skin; pierce our ears, brows, noses. We lift weights, run miles, break records. We are flesh and blood and bone. Tomorrow has different rules. The future is no longer about who we are --- it's about who we want to be. If you can dream it, you can be it. Science will make us smarter, healthier, flawless in every way. Our future is boundless. This is a story that begins tomorrow. It's a story about us. It's a story about who comes after us. And it's a story about perfection. Because perfection has a way of getting ugly.