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Aug 17

Teen Tuesdays: Don't miss these summer releases!

Posted on August 17, 2021 at 8:13 AM by Elizabeth Land

Teen Tuesdays posts feature news and reviews teens and tweens.

Summer is a busy time and it's easy to miss all the great new books we have at the York County Public Library in Young Adult and Middle Grade sections. Here's a small sampling of the latest and greatest, just waiting for you!

Young Adult Pick

If It Makes You Happy by Claire KannSummary: Winnie is living her best fat girl life and is on her way to the best place on earth. No, not Disneyland--her Granny's diner, Goldeen's, in the small town of Misty Haven. While there, she works in her fabulous 50's inspired uniform, twirling around the diner floor and earning an obscene amount of tips. With her family and ungirlfriend at her side, The Thing I'm Most Afraid Of book covershe has everything she needs for one last perfect summer before starting college in the fall....until she becomes Misty Haven's Summer Queen in a highly anticipated matchmaking tradition that she wants absolutely nothing to do with.

Middle Grade Pick

The Thing I'm Most Afraid Of by Kristin Levine
Summary: Most twelve-year-olds would be excited to fly to Austria to see their dad for the summer but then Becca is not most twelve-year-olds. Suffering from severe anxiety, she fears that the metal detectors at the airport will give her cancer and the long international flight will leave her with blood clots. Routines and plans help Becca cope but living in a new country is full of the unexpected--including Becca's companions for the summer. Like Sara, a nineteen-year-old Bosnian refugee. As Becca explores Vienna and becomes close to new friends, she soon learns she is not alone in her fears. What matters most is what you do when faced with them.

Want more summer releases? Check out our New Releases Book List today!