Don’t let your brain turn to mush this summer

National Public Radio recently published their summer reading picks and the best reads for teens are as follows:

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

A dystopian love-triangle? Who can resist?

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

If you’ve never seen the Pretty in Pink or Sixteen Candles movies, don’t worry. This book has all

of the 1980s references you won’t get without the overboard stereotypes. But really, it’s all about young love in Omaha and like all young loves, nothing goes smoothly.

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

As Petra Mayer puts it, “a lovely, gentle meditation on life, love and drama, both personal and theatrical”.

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

A winding and exciting novel set in Great Britain following the exploits of Alex who was hit by a meteorite as a kid.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

A novel following Cassie and her search through a world under attack from alien forces for her abducted younger brother, Sammy.

Read the whole article here and fire up your tablet for some serious good reads.