June is (finally) here!

Snapchat-322761311June is here, and so are the new Chromeboxes and iPads in the Teen Zone! Brand new chairs and tables too! You can also expect to see iMacs within the coming week, so watch our Twitter (@field_teens) or our Snapchat (fieldteens) for updates on that and other upcoming events in the Teen Space.

Programming is also going to be kicked up a notch with programs happening on Mondays AND Tuesdays. Pop-up programs will also be occurring in the teen space. Our last two were May 4th– Star Wars perler beads craft, and also a Tissue Paper Flower making pop-up craft. You can see the results of that program on display for this month’s LGBT Pride Book Display in the teen space.

 

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Programs for the upcoming month kick off with an ACT Prep course on Saturday June 3 from 11-1 in the Teen Zone. If you’d like to come, but haven’t signed up yet, please call! You must bring your own calculator and pencil for this study session.  We will have more SAT and ACT Prep sessions in the fall.

Join the peer powered Educate-Make-A-Difference team on this day to learn about what you need to know in order to pass the ACT Exam with flying colors!

 


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Gaming Mondays, the first Monday of every month, returns with June’s featured game: Rocket League!

Teens that would like to play this high-octane game must show up in the Nutrition Room on Monday, June 5 at 3. This program goes from 3-5, and snacks will be provided! Requests for July and August’s games are being taken now.

When this program has completed, within the next 24 hours, teens are welcome to check out the game and bring it come to play. (Did you know we have a Video Game collection now?)


June Flyers

June’s first Tuesday program is great for any teen that’s feeling a little stressed out with upcoming State tests, Regents exams, and the end-of-school crunch. Make your own putty, perfect to help de-stress by mashing, kneading, and squishing!

All materials are provided, and putty is made on a first-come, first-served basis (or until materials run out). Meet in the Teen Zone on June 6 from 3-5 for this program!

 

 


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Monday, June 12, and Tuesday June 20 are The Field Library’s two Battle of the Books General Interest meetings.

Are you going into grades 7, 8, 9, or 10 this fall? Are you a reader? Are you competitive? Do you like making new friends and free snacks? If you answered “Yes!” to any of those questions, Battle of the Books is for you!

Join The Field Library’s two coaches, Sarah and Petya, in the Gallery from 3-5 as they discuss the books for this year’s Battle, when, and where it’s going to be held, as well as practice times for the team.

All team members will get a shirt for the event too!
Sign-up for the team will open on June 12.


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Tuesday June 13 will be a Teen Crafternoon! Interested teens can show up in the Teen Zone from 3-5 and make Pride Pins out of felt.

Minor sewing skills will be used and are easily learned. Materials are provided, and pins can be made until 5, or the felt runs out. Whichever comes first.

Teens who want to participate in this program are welcome to make more than one pin too. No sign-up is required, either.

 


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Monday June 19 is the third Monday of the June. This is when The Field Library’s Anime & Manga club will meet!

June’s theme will be a redo of a previously cancelled one (Teen Librarian Sarah was out sick with a plague of some sort). The ever-popular Fruits Basket anime will be watched, and teens that attend will learn how to make the delicious snack onigiri!

Interested teens should come to the Gallery on June 19 from 3:30-5 to watch this endearing anime and smack on these yummy treats!
If you would like to attend and have an allergy concern, please contact Sarah either by phone 914-862-3290, or by email sprosser@wlsmail.org


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Our last official June Program is a teen request via Snapchat (fieldteens, add us) for Make Your Own Ice Cream!

Teens that want to make their own ice cream can come to this program on June 26 from 3-5 in the Teen Zone. Materials are provided, and are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sign-up is not required, but highly encouraged.

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May Teen Programming @ The Field Library

April is coming to a close, and despite it being “the cruelest month” we had some excellent programming! Looking ahead to May, there are lots of things to do at the library in the teen section.

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5/1  Gaming Mondays
continues with Retro Gaming Mortal Kombat! Join Teen Librarian Sarah from 3:00-5:00 in the Nutrition Room for this fun opportunity to play against your friends and enjoy snacks! Special thanks to one of our patrons for volunteering their game to make this happen.

 

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5/8  Cooking
in May! Now that the weather is finally warming up, keep cool with these cold food recipes you’ll learn to whip up from scratch: salsa, guacamole, and gazpacho! Sign-up in advance is required. This program will go from 3:00-5:00; all materials are provided.

 

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5/15  Anime & Manga Club
will meet this month in The Gallery from 3:00-5:00. This month will focus on historical anime, pre-Astro Boy anime, and the development of the style as we know it today. Snacks will be provided!

 

105/22  Project Prom is kicking off its first year with a free hair tutorial program held at the Empire Beauty School in Peekskill, NY. This program is open to only 12 high school participants; preference given to those going to junior or senior prom. Participants will learn how to do different braiding and up-do styles at the Empire Beauty School Salon from 3:00-4:30. Sign up is required.

 

Build-A-Business social media posterAdditionally, we are hosting our first ever Build A Business series of programs on 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, and 6/2. This is a four session program where America’s financial system, banking, business basics and planning, and budgeting are all explained! Snacks are provided to all participants, and on the last day there will be a pizza party celebration. Sign up is required.

April Programming!

April 2017

 

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Gaming Mondays! 

April 3, 2017 ~ 3:30-5:15 ~ Nutrition Room

Come to this Super Smash Bros. Tournament and compete against other teens to see who the best player is! The winner will receive a $15 gift card to Game Stop!

 

 

 

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DIY Seed Bombs

April 10, 2017 ~ 3:30-6 ~ YA Section

In celebration of Earth Day 2017, make seed bombs, learn about different native wild flowers to our region, and what “guerrilla gardening” means. Participants can make as many seed bombs as they like, then take them home the next day due to is a 24 hr drying period .

Instructions will be given out on proper use of the seed bombs.

5Anime & Manga Club

April 17, 2017 ~ 3:30-5 ~ The Gallery

This month’s meeting will consist of drawing chibis and watching a few episodes of the Shojo Anime “Shugo Chara”. Materials will be provided, as will snacks! Recommendations for future animes to watch are always welcome, email Sarah at sprosser@wlsmail.org to let her know which ones you want to see!

 

4 Black Out Poetry

April 24 ~ 3:30-6 ~ YA Section

April is National Poetry Month (if you didn’t already know) and participants in this program will be shown how to create a unique kind of  found poetry called “Black Out Poetry”. Teens will have the opportunity  to display their poems in the YA Section if they choose to do so, they may also choose to take their work home. Snacks and materials will be provided!

Did you hear the news?

20170215_114050Pokemon GO! is receiving an update this week that has 80 new pokemon!

To help you catch em all, The Field Library will be having lure modules active daily during library hours, especially after school finishes, on days when Sarah is working.

Once the update is released, come in and share your catches, enter to win a 3-d printed badge made for your team, and (most importantly) stick around for the lure modules we’ll be placing!

Share your favorite catches with Sarah, compare strategies with other players, and have fun!

Happy poke-hunting,
Sarah

P.S.
There might even be snacks on the day of the release, so don’t miss out!

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Day 14 of 14: Upcoming YA Romance

These 2017 releases of YA Romance novels are sure to have you sighing, laughing, and falling in love on your own. Which ones are you excited for? Make sure to come in and place your holds on these titles!

30312860Always and Forever, Lara Jean

by Jenny Han
April 2017

Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

28458598When Dimple Met Rishi*

by Sandhya Menon
May 2017

A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

32078787Once and for All

by Sarah Dessen
June 2017

Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that’s why she’s cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm’s length. But Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged, now that he’s met the one girl he really wants.

Sarah Dessen’s many, many fans will adore her latest, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story that has everything—humor, romance, and an ending both happy and imperfect, just like life itself.


 

Thank you for reading all of these book lists, and for joining me on this journey to finding niche YA Romance novels. You can read other recommended reading lists here. What did you think of this challenge overall? Were there any categories you wanted to see that weren’t included? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Reading!
Sarah

*= I’m reallyreallyreally excited for this one

Day 13 of 14: Fractured Story YA Romance

So close to the end of our YA Romance Challenge! Today is also our Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

These novels are all re-tellings of myths or fairy tales with protagonists in even more danger than in their original stories. Perfect for readers who enjoyed Gale Carson Levine, the Lunar Chronicles series, or new readers to YA looking for something that might feel familiar with a dark twist. 

ash_malindalo_500Ash

by Malinda Lo

In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.

51d2bzopu9tl-_sx326_bo1204203200_Abandon

by Meg Cabot

Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can’t help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she’s never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

But now she’s moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.

Only she can’t. Because even here, he finds her. That’s how desperately he wants her back. She knows he’s no guardian angel, and his dark world isn’t exactly heaven, yet she can’t stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.

But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.

beastlyBeastly

by Alex Flinn

I am a beast.

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.


What other re-created fairy tales or myths do you love? Tell us in the comments!

Happy Reading,
Sarah 

Day 12 of 14: Adult Fiction with YA Romance Appeal

Now, I know what you might be thinking, and let me just say: These are not those kind of romance novels. With help from Nora, who runs the Bookskill blog and is also the Head of Circulation at The Field Library, we collaborated and came up with these four romantic stories that readers of YA will enjoy.

pride-and-prejudice_bnPride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners—one of the most popular novels of all time—that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues. Renowned literary critic and historian George Saintsbury in 1894 declared it the “most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author’s works,” and Eudora Welty in the twentieth century described it as “irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be.” 

thenightcircusThe Night Circus*

by Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices plastered on lampposts and billboards. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.

Within these nocturnal black-and-white striped tents awaits an utterly unique, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stare in wonderment as the tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and become deliciously tipsy from the scents of caramel and cinnamon that waft through the air.

Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves.

Beyond the smoke and mirrors, however, a fierce competition is under way–a contest between two young illusionists, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in a “game” to which they have been irrevocably bound by their mercurial masters. Unbeknownst to the players, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.

As the circus travels around the world, the feats of magic gain fantastical new heights with every stop. The game is well under way and the lives of all those involved–the eccentric circus owner, the elusive contortionist, the mystical fortune-teller, and a pair of red-headed twins born backstage among them–are swept up in a wake of spells and charms.

But when Celia discovers that Marco is her adversary, they begin to think of the game not as a competition but as a wonderful collaboration. With no knowledge of how the game must end, they innocently tumble headfirst into love. A deep, passionate, and magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

Their masters still pull the strings, however, and this unforeseen occurrence forces them to intervene with dangerous consequences, leaving the lives of everyone from the performers to the patrons hanging in the balance.

Both playful and seductive, The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern’s spell-casting debut, is a mesmerizing love story for the ages.

9780544805026_p0_v5_s192x300The Color Purple

by Alice Walker

The Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker which won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name.

Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the life of women of color in the southern United States in the 1930s, addressing numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture. The novel has been the frequent target of censors and appears on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000-2009 at number seventeen because of the sometimes explicit content, particularly in terms of violence.

18619684The Time Traveller’s Wife

by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler’s Wife is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

The Time Traveler’s Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare’s marriage and their passionate love for each other as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals–steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.


What other stories have you read that are romantic, and typically meant for older readers?

Happy Reading!
Sarah 

*= personal fav

Day 11 of 14: Where is the love? Pt. 3

Love is missing from these 3 novels, and that’s just fine! Check out these reads if you enjoy protagonists facing and overcoming animosity, only to be left dying for more after the last page. All of these books have sequels, or are part of a series! 

2986865Eon: Dragoneye Reborn*

by Alison Goodman

Swordplay, dragon magic–and a hero with a desperate secret

Twelve-year-old Eon has been in training for years. His intensive study of Dragon Magic, based on East Asian astrology, involves two kinds of skills: sword-work and magical aptitude. He and his master hope that he will be chosen as a Dragoneye–an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune.

But Eon has a dangerous secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a boy for the chance to become a Dragoneye. Females are forbidden to use Dragon Magic; if anyone discovers she has been hiding in plain sight, her death is assured.

When Eon’s secret threatens to come to light, she and her allies are plunged into grave danger and a deadly struggle for the Imperial throne. Eon must find the strength and inner power to battle those who want to take her magic…and her life.

cinderCinder

by Marissa Meyer 

Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.

Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived.
But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

23272028A Study in Charlotte

by Brittany Cavallaro 

The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.

From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.


 

What are some of your favorite series to read?

Happy Reading!
Sarah

*= personal fave

P.S. Sign up for the Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Day 10 of 14: Adventurous YA Romance (these characters are on a mission, and love annoyingly tags along)

These books follow protagonists as they fend off the bad guys, fight for what’s right, and then unnervingly discover that they’ve somehow fallen in love along the way. Perfect for readers who enjoy strong-willed characters full of vigor and enthusiasm, and for romantic sub plots that are plausible, but don’t take over the whole story. 

9780571325252Rebel of the Sands*

by Alwyn Hamilton

She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from.

Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him… or that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.

13533650The Assassin’s Curse

by Cassandra Rose Clarke

All Ananna wants is to captain her own ship along the southern coast, but her family has other ideas for her future. She abandons her family’s ship when they try to set up marriage between her and an arrogant son of another pirate clan. Scorned and hungry for vengeance, the other clan sends an assassin after her. After a pursuit, Ananna and the assassin come face-to-face one night, and while Ananna is armed with some magic, she isn’t entirely sure how to use it. In her desperation to save herself, she activates a curse binding her assassin to her as a protector instead. Neither is happy with this turn of events and set off to find a wizard who might know how to undo the spell. Learning to live and survive together is only the beginning.

graceling_coverGraceling*

by Kristin Cashore 

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight – she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.

When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change.

She never expects to become Po’s friend.

She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace – or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away.


 

What kinds of adventurous YA reads have you enjoyed so far? They don’t have to be romance, either. 

Happy Reading!
Sarah

*=personal fav

Day 9 of 14: Escape Winter with these Summer YA Romance Reads

There’s nothing quite like a romance set to the background of summer! Check out these quintessential summer romances featuring characters that don’t just fall in love, but also grow as people. (I promise, the amount of “Sarah”s in this post is purely coincidental)

5664985Along for the Ride*

by Sarah Dessen

It’s been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents’ divorce—or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live.

A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. Together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she’s been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend.

5231173Twenty Boy Summer

by Sarah Ockler

“Don’t worry, Anna. I’ll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it.”
“Okay.”
“Promise me? Promise you won’t say anything?”
“Don’t worry.” I laughed. “It’s our secret, right?”

According to Anna’s best friend, Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there’s a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there’s something she hasn’t told Frankie–she’s already had her romance, and it was with Frankie’s older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

5821978The Summer I Turned Pretty

by Jenny  Han

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer–they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.


 

What are your favorite YA Romance beach reads? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Reading,
Sarah

*= personal fav

P.S.
Have you signed up for our Anti-Valentine’s Day Party yet?? Time is running out…