Staff Picks ~ Love Stories, part 2
First loves, coming of age stories, many of us have read them or lived our own. Check out these suggested books from staff at Lewis & Clark Library.
Eleanor & Park
by Rainbow Rowell
The intense story of first love for two teenagers who are very different but who have inner similarities.
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
by Becky Albertalli
Stock up on Oreos before you settle in to read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. A thoughtful story about confronting truths about ourselves, how and when we share personal information with the people that we care about, and falling in love for the very first time.
Carry On: the rise and fall of Simon Snow
by Rainbow Rowell
A modern fantasy, set in an England where magic is real and magicians live among the Normals, Carry On is the story of Simon Snow and his friends. Simon is The Chosen One, prophesized to save the magical world from an unknown threat. Basilton Grimm-Pitch is his nemesis and roommate at Watford School of Magicks. Despite years of trying to do each other bodily harm, Simon and Baz team up with their friends Agatha and Penelope to save the world. Besides being a roller coaster ride of good versus evil, Carry On is, at its heart, a love story between two boys who have grown up thinking they hate each other. This book has everything you need for a good time--mystery, magic, monsters, and romance.
If you like to listen to your books instead, the audio version is excellent!
Juliet Takes a Breath: The Graphic Novel
written by Gabby Rivera, Art by Celia Moscote
Juliet has to get out of the Bronx. After coming out to her mom and the rest of her family, Juliet embarks on a spiritual adventure to the west coast to help discover what it means to be Puerto Rican, lesbian, and out. But interning with her favorite feminist writer, Harlowe Brisbane, might not be all that she bargained for. This is a really terrific queer coming-of-age story that explores race, identity and being true to yourself. The best book I didn't know that I needed to read!
Available on Hoopla eBook
We also have the original novel which graphic is based on. See below for links.
Available in the library catalog Here