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See book recommendations from our Thousand Oaks Teen Advisory League. All books available from the Thousand Oaks Library Overdrive eBooks.


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Dear Martin

by Nic Stone

Recommended For: I recommend this book for high schoolers. Anyone who wants to read about social injustice from a teenager's point of view would like this book. I recommend this book because it helped me to emphasize with Justyce's situation. It brings out what people need to hear. It helps readers to understand how bad discrimination can affect a person mentally and physically.

Description: Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

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The Outsiders

by S.E. Hinton

Recommended For: I recommend this book for middle school and up. I think teenagers would understand this book the most. I recommend this book because it shows both sides of social classes. Both the Socs and the Greasers have struggles but can understand each other if they just talk instead of fighting. I think this book may be enjoyed because it shows that even in the midst of trouble there's hope. Realistic Fiction.

Description: The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.

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The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil

by Soman Chainani

Recommended For: I recommend this book for middle school and up. Fantasy book lovers and Harry Potter fans would enjoy this the most. I recommend this book because of the great plot twists that shape this story. It takes you into a whole world full of Evers and Nevers and trouble awaiting. Agatha and Sophie's friendship keeps you attached to the characters and waiting to see what will happen next in The Tales Of Agatha And Sophie. Will Sophie choose a prince or her best friend? Action Fantasy Humor Romance.

Description: Best friends Sophie (princess wannabe) and Agatha (witchy loner) are headed (via kidnapping) to the School for Good and Evil, but their assumed destinies are reversed.

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