We had all of the teen librarians from JCPL choose their two favorite books of 2012. We'll be posting two librarians' picks a day. You can check out or place a hold on any of the titles listed at any of our libraries. And let us know what your choices are in the comments section. Enjoy!
Jessie, Teen Librarian at the Columbine Library:
Ripper by Stefan Petrucha: Carver Young grew up in a New York City orphanage reading crime novels and dreaming of becoming a detective. One day he gets adopted by a world-famous detective who is in the middle of investigating a brutal serial killer who is terrorizing New York City, and he wants Carter’s help. This book does have a few gruesome parts, but it's also a great twist on a real-life story and it's full of action and edge-of-your-seat thrills.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith: Hadley hates that her father is getting remarried, but, like it or not, she is traveling to England for the wedding. After missing her flight to London by just four minutes, Hadley gets rebooked on another flight. She ends up sitting next to a guy named Oliver and they spend the whole flight talking and getting to know each other. This is a perfect love story about fate and possibility.
Amy, Teen Librarian at the Edgewater Library:
The Fault in our Stars by John Green: Hazel has terminal cancer-but this fantastic story is not about death as much as it is about life and wondering…will I be remembered? I loved how the characters were both so interested in a certain book, both contacting the author to find out what happened next.
Starters by Lissa Price: A dystopian story about teens renting their bodies to seniors so the seniors can be young again. Everyone from 20-60 is dead. The young are called starters, the over 60 are enders. Callie has been rented a couple of times, with no ill effects, but her third time is a nightmare.