This Month in Teen Books: November 2023

Reading recommendations for teens
November 14, 2023
The third book in Abigail Hing Wen’s popular Loveboat YA romance series is on the way to library shelves.
Book cover with an illustration of a teenage girl and pink flowers against a black backdrop.Loveboat Forever by Abigail Hing Wen
Seventeen-year-old music prodigy Pearl Wong had the summer of her dreams planned—until a fall from grace leaves her in need of new plans… and a new image.
Where better to revamp her “brand” than at Chien Tan, the Taipei summer program for elite students that rocketed her older sister, Ever, on a path to romance and self-fulfillment years ago.
But as the alumni know, Chien Tan is actually Loveboat—the extravagant world where prodigies party till dawn—and there’s more awaiting Pearl there than she could have ever imagined, like a scandalous party in the dark, a romantic entanglement with a mysterious suitor, and a summer that will change her forever.
What’s New This Month
The latest volumes in the Eragon and Skyward series are also on the way, along with the sequel to BookTok sensation Lightlark, and new books from authors like Renée Ahdieh, Jennifer Chen, Lynn Painter, Jesse Q. Sutanto, H. E. Edgmon, Susan Dennard, Amber Smith, and more.  
What’s Hot This Month
We’re in the thick of fall now, so make sure to check out these cozy fall treats.  
What We’re Reading
Here are some quotes from library staff about the books in the newest list of recommended picks:
Heartbreak Boys by Simon James Green: “Sweet, funny, enjoyable.”
What Stalks Among Us by Sarah Hollowell: “The setting is so atmospheric, yet the pacing never lets up once the maze takes its first victim.  It is violent, confusing and scary… and yet there is heart and humor and love between the two friends just trying to survive.”
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