Make a Splash with Summer Reads

By Danielle Lieneman and Kylie Widseth

It is officially summer for us here at Atlantic Teen, which means it is time to catch up on our pleasure reading. No matter what type of books you like, there is sure to be a book that is just waiting to be read by you!

A Court of War and Ruin

The latest installment of the highly acclaimed A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Feyre Archeron has proved that she will do anything to protect her family. With war approaching, Feyre enters the lion’s den with one goal in mind. Bring down her enemies, reunite with the people she loves most, and stop a war that could destroy them all.

13 Reasons Why

The recent Netflix series that has taken the world by storm. This book tells the story of Hannah Baker, a teenaged girl who has recently commit suicide, and her friend, Clay, as he uncovers tapes that lead to the mystery and explanation of what led Hannah to commit suicide. This story and series goes to show that there is more to someone than meets the eye.

shutterstock_284283407Everything, Everything

What would life be like if you were allergic to everything? Maddy has been stuck in her house since birth because she is allergic to everything and going outside would kill her. She’s never really wanted to go outside until a cute boy named Olly moves in across the street, and he changes everything, everything. The movie adaptation of this book hits theaters on May 19th.


When searching for a job actually leads you to finding the love of your life. Auburn walks into an art studio one day looking for a job when she finds Owen who she finds herself falling in love with. She soon discovers that he is keeping a few secrets from her, one that could ultimately tear them apart. After finishing this book, watch the series adaptation on

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A non-fiction book filled with stories, poems, and pictures by YouTuber Connor Franta. Connor Franta has been through a lot even at the young age of 24, he was one of the first YouTubers to post a video coming out as being gay and has continued to inspire young people everywhere. This novel is simply beautiful filled with exquisite photos and extraordinary prose.

Harry Potter

Follow Harry and his friends through the trials and tribulations of growing up with the added struggles of learning magic and fighting dark magic. If you’ve already read Harry Potter, reread a classic and relive your childhood. If you have (somehow) never read this famous series, get to reading and find out what all of the fuss is about.

The Fault in Our Stars

The tears will be nonstop, but you will soon find yourself lost in the story of Hazel and Augustus. Watch as they battle terminal cancer and yet some manage to find love and friendship amidst the pain. The story is filled with memorable characters and quotable lines.

shutterstock_192500078The Perks of Being a Wallflower

High school is hard, there’s no doubt about that. Charlie is the quintessential awkward and shy teenager trying to discover himself. Whether you find yourself relating to Charlie or not, this book has many lessons that people of all ages can really learn from.

The Book Thief

World War II has never been experienced like this. Told from the perspective of Death, learn about Liesel and her family’s experiences during the war. She uses books and storytelling to attempt to fight off the despair of the war, and befriends the Jewish man her family is hiding. The story, as told by the narrator of Death, takes some time to get used to but once you this will be a story that will leave a lasting impression and stay with you for many years to come.

What is on your reading list this summer? We are always looking for new books to read!


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