Katie’s Pick: Smile

Smile is a book about the author’s teen years. In sixth grade, she tripped and broke her front teeth before she was going to get braces, and the book follows her through fake teeth, braces, and surgery, as well as crushes, friends who aren’t so friendly, and an earthquake. The coolest part is it’s told in graphic novel form. I recommend this book, because it’s funny and sweet, and it kept me wondering how it will all turn out.

To check out Smile from RFPL’s online catalog, click here!

Sophia’s Pick: Independent Study

Independent Study is the 2nd book in The Testing series. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed reading Divergent because of the similarities. Personally, I really liked this book. The author had a way of gripping your imagination so you could see it from her point of view. I hope that the first book is just as good (read the 2nd book first, oops!)!

To find Independent Study in RFPL’s online catalog, click here!

New Middle School and Teen Books Headed to RFPL!

Need a good read? Click here to see a list of brand new teen and middle school books headed to the River Forest Public Library!  If you see a book you like, log in to your library account and place the book on hold. All you need to do is click the book title’s link and then click “Request” in the upper left of your screen. We’ll let you know as soon as your book arrives!

Click here to view some of the new books headed our way!

Zoe’s Pick: Gone

This book was fantastic. Everyone walks around saying that it was “incredibly good but horribly gruesome” or whatever, but I beg to differ. The book isn’t all that disturbing (or at least the first one isn’t). It is really good, and a real page turner. Kind of a beach read, but they get deeper and deeper as the series progresses. I think you should give it a chance…

To find Gone in the RFPL online catalog, click here!

Sammi’s Pick: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

This is an amazing book that I personally think everyone should read. I read this book when I was a lot younger but didn’t quite understand everything, but now that I read it, going into 6th grade, there has not been a single day during reading when I have not forced myself to put the book down when 1a.m. rolled around! I hope that you enjoy this book and go on to reading the entire series.

Find Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in the RFPL online catalog today!


RFPL’s Suggested Reads for Middle Schoolers

Hey Middle Schoolers! Feeling bored? Not sure what to read next? Don’t worry, we’ve put together a suggested summer reading list and you can check it out right here on the blog by clicking on this link: MS SR 14 hot list


We hope you’re having a great summer so far! Happy reading :)

Tiara’s Pick: Gathering Blue

This is a great book about a girl and when her mother dies she has to be independent. They say her father was taken by beasts, but then an old lady comes and tells her, “There be no beasts.” Now she needs to find her father and become an amazing person.

To find Gathering Blue in RFPL’s online catalog, click here!

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