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Book Recommendations for Teens

Smoke and Iron

Smoke and Iron

Smoke and Iron, by Rachel Caine

The opening moves of a deadly game have begun. Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and skill to aid him in a game of cat and mouse with the Archivist Magister of the Great Library. With the world catching fire, and words printed on paper the spark that lights rebellion, it falls to smugglers, thieves, and scholars to save a library thousands of years in the making . . . if they can stay alive long enough to outwit their enemies.

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Royals

Royals

Royals, by Rachel Hawkins

When Daisy’s older sister gets engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland, Daisy makes the royal rule-book all her own.

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My Plain Jane

My Plain Jane

My Plain Jane, by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

You may think you know the story. Penniless orphan Jane Eyre begins a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester — and, Reader, she marries him. Or does she? Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and one orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Bronte, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.

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Monday's Not Coming

Monday's Not Coming

Monday’s Not Coming, by Tiffany D. Jackson

Monday Charles is missing, and Claudia seems to be the one person who notices. They’ve always been inseparable, and when Monday doesn’t show up for school for two weeks, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and her sister April is even less help. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone?

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Legendary

Legendary

Legendary, by Stephanie Garber

Swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. But Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name. To win Caraval, Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more — and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets . . . including her sister’s. If Tella can’t deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything — maybe even her life.

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Gaming at the Library

Game On! Gaming for Teens Ages 13-18 Games available anytime in the Teen Scene Center at the Central Library. Join us for gaming on the Wii, XBOX 360 and Playstation 3.

There are also ongoing gaming programs at each branch. 

Geocaching

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting activity. Participants search for hidden containers, “geocaches,” using GPS-enabled devices or Google Maps, and then share their experiences online. Learn more »

Worth Reading

Worth Reading (#wr365) aims to get everyone in Fort Worth reading, learning and having fun — all year long. A partnership between the library, Fort Worth ISD and other community organizations, Worth Reading expands and enhances the traditional summer reading program, offering activities and programs at locations throughout the Metroplex. Learn more »

The Fort Worth Library's mission is to welcome and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and recreational materials, and their pursuit of learning and information.