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Published on August 18th, 2014 | by Julie McClement


Great Summer Books

Looking for great summer books? Then check out this list all about summertime adventures!

summerpretty2The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy by Jenny Han
Isabel “Belly” Conklin sees Conrad every summer and she’s fallen in love with him. She’s also friends with his brother Jeremiah. As Belly gets older, her relationships with boys are starting to change, and fans of summer romance should take a look.

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
Rose and Windy have fun together every year at Awoga Beach, but this year will be different than most. They start peering into the adult world and have to cope with what they learn. In this YA graphic novel, the illustrations work together beautifully with the text. Every page is striking.

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants Series by Ann Brashares
Bee, Carmen, Lena, and Tibby have plenty of summer adventures. They travel, they meet boys, they handle changes in their families, and their friendship remains strong throughout it all. Ann Brashares is great at making you feel the girls’ struggles and triumphs. papertowns

Paper Towns by John Green
Quentin is fascinated by Margo and when she disappears, he begins a search. He must follow the clues and try to piece together where on earth she could be. John Green is a talented writer and fans of mysteries will find something to interest them.

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
What would a list of books about summer adventures be if it didn’t include a road trip novel? After Amy’s father dies, Amy and Roger go on a cross country trip. They throw their plans away and embrace being spontaneous. Readers who love YA novels full of adventure an romance will find something to interest them in this book.

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About the Author

Julie McClement loves mysteries, but is glad she's never had to solve a real one. She will soon be graduating from Centennial College's Children's Entertainment: Writing, Management program.

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