Love and New Beginnings: Teen Spring Fling Reads

Each year, we suffer through the bitter Chicago cold, clinging to the promise that eventually, EVENTUALLY, winter will end. At long last, spring is here. And you know what blooms in spring? You'd be correct to say flowers, but I’m talking about love! Check out these teen reads that’ll unthaw the remaining bits of ice from your heart.

For a story about new beginnings, carry a copy of What I Carry. What does Muir carry? A memento from each of the foster houses she’s stayed at, none of which felt like home. She just needs to ride out one final house, then she'll be 18 and living independently. But something unexpected happens at this last location that threatens to disrupt Muir’s carefully laid plans.

Why choose one love story when you can read multiple? Hungry Hearts is a collection of diverse, multicultural love stories by 13 different authors, all centered around food. If you like cooking or discovering new foods, this book will leave your heart full and satisfied.

At the start of Opposite of Always, Jack is in the fourth iteration of a time loop, trying to save his girlfriend’s life. Is there a perfect combination of choices that will save her? Or must Jack accept that some outcomes are inevitable?

If you like theatre and love stories, then Almost, Maine is the play for you. Each scene addresses the sweetness and complexity of love, great for a two person, five minute performance. In 2018, Almost, Maine was the most produced high school play in the country!

What are you planning to read this spring? Comment below!

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