Every few months I print out covers of the books the girls read so they can glue them in their book journal and take notes and keep track of what they have read. So many of our books come from the library, it's hard to remember them all once they get checked back in. Bunheads was read by both older girls. It was "okay", the ballet world was harsh and realistic, and because they are in it now, it wasn't much of an escape for them.
Sadie (who will be 14 in a few days) and I just finished Looking for Alaska. Much to discuss here. We both liked it very much. Lots of smoking, drinking, death, and sexual stuff. I'm glad I read it first.
Sadie and Pete have read this, the rest of us haven't yet. They both liked it, Pete got super stressed out, but Sadie kept assuring him it ended okay.
Sadie read this. I read it, too, but a looooong time ago. It's dated for sure, and so very male, but there are a lot of points to talk about. Plus, everone has to know about The Conch. We enjyed these video critiques on Crash Course and Overly Sarcastic.
We all read this, it's sweet and nicely illustrated. The girls are big fans of all her books.
I read Perks of Being a Wallflower last summer for the first time. Sadie read it this fall, and about 100 times since then. It's her favorite book right now. Big topics. I swear it was written about my high school. But it wasn't. But it could have been.
Sadie and Delia read Wings, enjoyed it, but didn't feel compelled to continue with the series.
Okay, there are more, like what Pete, Lydia and I have been reading, but this is what is coming to mind right now-
What are your teens reading?