End of Summer Reads

As our good friend Natalie Babbit, author of Tuck Everlasting, once wrote:

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.”

The Ferris wheel is going to start turning again all too soon, but you’ve still got a few weeks left to finish, or start, your summer to-read list!

Here’s a list of some last minute summer reads that are just as honey-sweet as the last few weeks of August:

YA/Middle Readers

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The Summer I Turned Pretty | Jenny Han

“Sometimes it’s like people are a million times more beautiful to you in your mind. It’s like you see them through a special lens — but maybe if it’s how you see them,that’s how they really are. It’s like the whole tree falling in the forest thing.”

*Bonus—this is part of a trilogy*

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Anne of Green Gables | L.M. Montgomery

“Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I’d do. I’d go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I’d look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I’d just feel a prayer.”

*Bonus—this is also part of a series*

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Because You’ll Never Meet Me | Leah Thomas

“Maybe the reason people avoid you is because the emotions your brain sends out when you click are kind of… negative emotions?
Maybe you’re clicking unhappiness at people, and they’re sending it back in echoes.”

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