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Teen Summer Reading for Globe Trotters

This year’s summer reading program is full of fun and food, games and prizes – but what about the books?  Not to worry, we still have scads of those, too!  Summer in the City just wouldn’t be complete without great reads to jog your mind on these lazy days.  A trip around the world is waiting for you within one of these books!

Ireland: A Novel coverIreland: A Novel by Melody Carlson

Traveling in Ireland with her journalist aunt and the charming Ryan, her aunt’s godson, nineteen-year-old Maddie unearths the secret behind an Irish Republican Army bombing decades earlier, and the impact it has had on Ryan’s and Aunt Sid’s lives.


Instructions for a Broken Heart book cover Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson

While high school junior Jessa is on a Drama Academy trip to Italy with ex-boyfriend Sean and his new girlfriend, she opens her heart to change by following all of the outrageous instructions in her best friend’s care package.


Not for Parents: The Travel Book by Michael Dubois, Katri Hilden, and Jane Price

The Travel Book” is a journey for the inquisitive, fact-hungry explorer. Young readers can take a dream trip around the world, stopping off at every country along the way–without having to budge from their beanbag. Each country has a dedicated page that’s packed with lively snippets, stories, and record-breaking facts and statistics.


Elixir book coverElixir by Hilary Duff with Elise Allen

Clea Raymond, a talented young photojournalist who has spent her life in the spotlight, and her best friends, Rayna and Ben, travel the globe trying to unravel a centuries-old mystery that could reveal her soulmate’s identity and the secret of her father’s disappearance.


viadlia in paris book coverVidalia in Paris by Sasha Watson

Teenage Vidalia’s summer in Paris studying art settles into a stimulating and enjoyable routine until she becomes romantically involved with a mysterious young man who seems to have ties to an art-theft ring.


Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

When seventeen-year-old Ginny receives a packet of mysterious envelopes from her favorite aunt, she leaves New Jersey to criss-cross Europe on a sort of scavenger hunt that transforms her life.

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