Books for Teens on Summer Vacation

Vacationing with Teens? Top 5 Books to Read on Summer Vacation

With summer right around the corner, many families are thinking about their summer vacation plans. Some families stay home, some take a family trip to Disney World, others prefer relaxing on a beautiful beach in Hawaii or Cancun.

No matter what your summer vacation plans are, one thing is for sure, if you have teenagers they most likely will be required by their school to do some summer reading. But, reading doesn’t have to be a chore. Reading should be pleasurable and relaxing. The key to getting your teen to read while away from school for the summer is offering good reading material. If you’re traveling or staying home this summer with teens, here are the some of our top suggestions:

1. Stargirl- by Jerry Spinelli
This popular book for teens highlights the insecurities children face, but has an overall positive message to be comfortable with yourself. The theme is you shouldn’t have to change yourself to fit other people’s expectations of what you should be. An inspiring reminder for teens!

2. Speak – by Laurie Halse Anderson

An extraordinary first novel by the author, Speak has captured the hearts and imagination of both teens and adults. Sure to capture your teens heart as well, as a teen girl struggles with a secret she is afraid to even admit to herself.

3. Ruby Red- by Kerstin Gier

Sixteen-year-old Londoner Gwyneth Shepherd comes from a family of time travelers. The gene was supposed to have skipped Gwen, but sneaks up on her unexpectedly in the middle of class one day and hurls her way back to the 18th century, where she meets an insufferable-turns-lovable time-traveling boy named Gideon. This book is perfect for your science fiction fan.

4. Death Cloud – by Andrew Lane

Even Sherlock Holmes was once a teenager. Based on the classic Sherlock Holmes mysteries, author Andrew Lane introduces teens to a younger version of the clever sleuth who takes on his first case in Death Cloud. Fourteen year old Holmes and his American tutor, Amyus Crowe, work together to discover if the mysterious deaths of two neighbors were caused by a vicious plague or if indeed it was…murder. A mysterious book that will especially entice your teenage sons!

5. Hunger Games Triology – by Suzanne Collins 

The trilogy consists of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay.

The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12–18 are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle to the death. These books are sure to please even the pickiest teen.

No matter what your vacation plans are, summer reading can be enjoyed at home or on a beach. Please contact us for a list of great vacation destinations and services.

~ Next we will offering our reading suggestions for great summer reads for the adults. Stay tuned!