It’s Teen Read Week and the theme is Get Away At Your Library so we’re celebrating books of EVERY genre imaginable that whisked us away from everyday life. Read on for 13 books that do an exceptional job of freeing you from reality: whether it’s to a fantasy world, the past, or simply into someone else’s shoes!
Sydney’s always felt invisible, but after her brother lands in jail because of a drunk-driving accident, she starts to question her place in the family and the world.
2. Atlantia by Ally Condie
Rio’s lived her whole life in the underwater city of Atlantia until one decision changes everything and she uncovers long-hidden truths about her mother’s death, her destiny, and the complex system that governs the divide between land and sea.
Ever since Hayley’s father returned from Iraq, she’s been on the move with him as he tries to escape the demons that torture him. Now, they’re back in the town she grew up in, but does she really have a chance at a normal life?
‘I’ve been on a bad run. I meet these women. I make them laugh, it’s the best sex of their whole life, and then they just can’t keep up. They get jealous, they feel inferior, which they usually are. And it’s all broken hearts, division transfers.’
They promised to meet at the Penny after Gail’s shift to talk. Just talk. The last time they attempted to have a proper conversation regarding their relationship or lack thereof resulted in both women leaving a trail of clothes from Gail’s living room to the bedroom.