This Month in Teen Books: July 2023

Reading recommendations for teens
July 11, 2023
The newest book in the popular One of Us is Lying series of mysteries by Karen M. McManus is imminent.
One of Us is Back by Karen M. McManus
It’s been almost two years since Simon died in detention, and the aftermath has been hard to shake. First the Bayview Four had to prove they weren’t killers. Then a new generation outwitted a vengeful copycat. Now the entire Bayview Crew is back home for the summer, and everyone is trying to move on. Only, this is Bayview, and life is never that simple.
At first the mysterious billboard seems like a bad joke: Time for a new game, Bayview. But when a member of the Bayview Crew disappears, it’s clear this “game” is serious—and whoever’s in charge isn’t sharing the rules. Or maybe there aren’t any. Bronwyn. Cooper. Addy. Nate. Maeve. Phoebe. Knox. Luis. Kris. Everyone’s a target. And now that someone unexpected has returned to Bayview, things could start getting deadly. The thing is, Simon was right about secrets—they all come out eventually. And Bayview has a lot it’s still hiding.
What’s New This Month
A new book based in the universe of Avatar: The Last Airbender is also on the way, along with hot new comics and manga, some buzzworthy YA debuts, and new books from authors like Emery Lord, Nicki Pau Preto, Erin A. Craig, Francisco X. Stork, Adam Rex, Kate Alice Marshall, and more.  
What’s Hot This Month
Summer Reading continues! Mark some books off your list with some of these noteworthy nonfiction titles for teens.  
What We’re Reading
Here are some quotes from library staff about the books in the newest list of recommended picks:
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones: “A gravedigger fights zombies in medieval Wales, what more could you want? While this book is chock full of adventure (and a little bit of romance), it does tackle a lot of hard-hitting topics like death, grief, and how to grapple with letting somebody into your heart knowing you’ll eventually lose them.”  
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