Teen Summer Reading Book Quiz

Which Novel Should You Read Next? 

Take this short quiz and discover which teen literature best suits your personality!

~ Keep track of your responses ~

1) What qualities do you look
for in a relationship?

a) Passion
b) Imagination
c) Creativity
d) Communication
e) Relatability

2) What is your dream job?

a) Advice Columnist
b) Writer
c) Artist
d) Voice Actor
e) Teacher

3) If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

a) Mind reading
b) Talking to animals
c) Transmutation
d) Super hearing
e) Enhanced memory

4) What does your average Saturday afternoon look like?

a) Shopping online
b) Daydreaming
c) Painting or writing
d) Listening to your favorite band
e) Chatting with a relative

5) Who is your favorite teen protagonist?

a) Simon Spier – “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli
b) Kaz Brekker – “Six of Crows” by
Leigh Bardugo
c) Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley – “Lumberjanes” by Noelle Stevenson
d) Hazel Grace Lancaster –
“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green
e) Starr Carter – “The Hate U Give”
by Angie Thomas

6) Which is your favorite book adaptation?

a) “The Sun is Also a Star” by Nicola Yoon
b) “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins
c) “Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life” by Bryan Lee O’Malley
d) “With the Fire on High” by Elizabeth Acevedo
e) “Brain on Fire” by Susannah Cahalan

7) Which song was your favorite during the quarantine?

a) “Savage Love” by Jason Derulo and
Jawsh 685
b) “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I
c) “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
d) “Say So” by Doja Cat
e) “My Future” by Billie Eilish

8) What are you looking for in the next book you read?

a) I want it to give me butterflies
b) I want to explore new worlds
c) I want to actually see the story
d) I want someone to read it to me
e) I want to learn about someone new

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Art created by Shreya Dasari

Scroll down to see your recommendations. Clicking on the titles will take you to the book.

Answered Mostly A

Romance

Answered Mostly A: Romance

These romantic YA novels will remind you about why you love love.

Geekerella. Once Upon a Con series, book 1.
by Ashley Poston

A devoted fan of a classic sci-fi television series risks the ire of her evil stepsisters by entering a contest to win an invitation to a ball where she would meet her favorite actor, a teen star who would prove he is more than just a dumb heartthrob.

Happily Ever Afters
by Elise Bryant

Sixteen-year-old Tessa Johnson has never felt like the protagonist in her own life. She’s rarely seen herself reflected in the pages of the romance novels she loves. The only place she’s a true leading lady is in her own writing–in the swoony love stories she shares only with Caroline, her best friend and #1 devoted reader. When Tessa is accepted into the creative writing program of a prestigious art school, she’s excited to finally let her stories shine. But when she goes to her first workshop, the words are just…gone. Fortunately, Caroline has a solution: Tessa just needs to find some inspiration in a real-life love story of her own. And she’s ready with a list of romance novel-inspired steps to a happily ever after. Nico, the brooding artist who looks like he walked out of one of Tessa’s stories, is cast as the perfect Prince Charming. But as Tessa checks each item off Caroline’s list, she gets further and further away from herself. She risks losing everything she cares about–including the surprising bond she develops with sweet Sam, who lives across the street. She’s well on her way to having her own real-life love story, but is it the one she wants, after all?

Seraphina
by Rachel Hartman

In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.

Serpent & Dove: a Serpent and Dove series. Book 1
by Isabel Bandeira

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

Wicked Fox
by Kat Cho

After eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung, a nine-tailed fox surviving in modern-day Seoul by eating the souls of evil men, kills a murderous goblin to save Jihoon, she is forced to choose between her immortal life and his.

Answered Mostly B

Fantasy

Answered Mostly B: Fantasy

You will love these fantasy novels because of their intricate new worlds, the magical adventures, and fantastical dragons.

Among the Beasts & Briars
by Ashley Poston

Cerys is safe in the Kingdom of Aloriya. Here there are no droughts, disease, or famine, and peace is everlasting. It has been this way for hundreds of years, since the first king made a bargain with the Lady who ruled the forest that borders the kingdom. But as Aloriya prospered, the woods grew dark, cursed, and forbidden. Cerys knows this all too well: When she was young, she barely escaped as the woods killed her friends and her mother. Now Cerys carries a small bit of the curse–the magic–in her blood, a reminder of the day she lost everything. As a new queen is crowned, however, things long hidden in the woods descend on the kingdom itself. Cerys is forced on the run, her only companions a small and irritating fox from the royal garden and the magic in her veins. It’s up to her to find the legendary Lady of the Wilds and beg for a way to save her home. But the road is darker and more dangerous than she knows, and as secrets from the past are uncovered amid the teeth and roots of the forest, it’s going to take everything she has just to survive.

Hunted
by Meagan Spooner

Though Yeva grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory–a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation.

Lore
by Alexandra Bracken

Every seven years there is a hunt offering mortal descendants of gods the opportunity to claim their divinity by killing any of nine immortals made mortal for one night. Lore Perseous has no desire to participate in the Agon, embittered because her family was killed by a rival who then ascended to godhood. When a childhood friend asks her to help, and a wounded god offers an alliance, Lore overlooks the steep cost of this decision in exchange for vengeance.

Lost In The Never Woods
by Aiden Thomas

When children start to go missing in the local woods, eighteen-year-old Wendy Darling must face her fears and a past she cannot remember to rescue them in this novel based on Peter Pan.

Talon: Talon saga. Book 1
by Julie Kagawa

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser. Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George. Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey–and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him–and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

Answered Mostly C

Graphic Novel

Answered Mostly C: Graphic Novel

The amazing artwork and powerful storytelling in these novels will draw you in!

Anne Frank’s diary: the graphic novel
by Anne Frank, illustrations by David Polonsky, edited by Ari Folman

The only graphic biography of Anne Frank’s diary that has been authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation and that uses text from the diary–it will introduce a new generation of young readers to this classic of Holocaust literature. This adaptation of Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl into a graphic version for a young readership, maintains the integrity and power of the original work. With stunning, expressive illustrations and ample direct quotation from the diary, this edition will expand the readership for this important and lasting work of history and literature.

Dragon Hoops
by Gene Luen Yang

Gene understands stories–comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins. But Gene doesn’t get sports. As a kid, his friends called him “Stick” and every basketball game he played ended in pain. He lost interest in basketball long ago, but at the high school where he now teaches, it’s all anyone can talk about. The men’s varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that’s been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships. Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he’s seen on a comic book page. He knows he has to follow this epic to its end. What he doesn’t know yet is that this season is not only going to change the Dragons’ lives, but his own life as well.

The Last Unicorn
by Peter B. Gillis, illustrated by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon, based on the novel by Peter S. Beagle

The Last Unicorn is a tale for any age about the wonders of magic, the power of love, and the tragedy of loss. The unicorn, alone in her enchanted wood, learns that she may be the last of her kind. Reluctant at first, she sets out on a journey to discover the fate of her fellow unicorns, even if it means facing the terrifying anger of the Red Bull and the malignant evil of the king who wields its power.

Nimona
by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

Teen Titans: Raven
by Kami Garcia

When a tragic accident takes the life of the only family she’s ever known, 16-year-old Raven is sent to New Orleans to start over. She soon discovers that she can hear the thoughts of others around her…and another, more disturbing, voice in her head.

Answered Mostly D

Audiobooks

Answered Mostly D: Audiobooks

Kick back, pop in your earbuds, and enjoy some amazing stories voiced by incredibly talented voice actors.

The Astonishing Color of After
by Emily X. R Pan, narrated by Stephanie Hsu

Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life. Alternating between real and magic, past and present, friendship and romance, hope and despair, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning and heartbreaking novel about finding oneself through family history, art, grief, and love.

“The Hazel Wood”
by Melissa Albert, narrated by Rebecca Soler

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away–by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.” Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began–and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.

“Scarlet, The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2”
by Marissa Meyer, narrated by Rebecca Soler

Scarlet Benoit and Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her missing grandmother, join forces with Cinder as they try to stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana in this story inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.

“The Scorpio Races”
by Maggie Stiefvater, narrated by Steve West

Every November, the Scorpio Races are run beneath the chalk cliffs of Skarmouth. Sean Kendrick is the only man on the island capable of taming the beasts. Puck enters the races to save her family, but the horse she rides is an ordinary little mare. They both enter the Races hoping to change their lives. But first they’ll have to survive.

“Uncaged. The Singular Menace series, book 1.”
by John Sandford, narrated by Tara Sands

Shay Remby arrives in Hollywood with $58 and a handmade knife, searching for her brother, Odin. Odin’s a brilliant hacker but a bit of a loose cannon. He and a group of radical animal-rights activists hit a Singular Corp. research lab in Eugene, Oregon. The raid was a disaster, but Odin escaped with a set of highly encrypted flash drives and a post-surgical dog. When Shay gets a frantic 3 a.m. phone call from Odin–talking about evidence of unspeakable experiments, and a ruthless corporation, and how he must hide–she’s concerned. When she gets a menacing visit from Singular’s security team, she knows: her brother’s a dead man walking. What Singular doesn’t know–yet–is that 16-year-old Shay is every bit as ruthless as their security force, and she will burn Singular to the ground, if that’s what it takes to save her brother.

Answered Mostly E

Biographies

Answered Mostly E: Biographies

These tales tell the real events of someone’s life.

“The Beautiful Struggle (adapted for young adults)”
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

A memoir from Ta-Nehisi Coates, in which he details the challenges on the streets and within one’s family, especially the eternal struggle for peace between a father and son and the important role family plays in such circumstances.

“Call Me American: the Extraordinary True Story of a Young Somali Immigrant”
by Abdi Nor Iftin

Adapted from the adult memoir, an intimate portrait of modern immigration describes how the author’s family was forced by war to leave their home in Somalia before he received an opportunity to win the annual U.S. visa lottery.

“The Cat I Never Named: a True Story of Love, War, and Survival”
by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess

The stunning memoir of a Muslim teen struggling to survive in the midst of the Bosnian genocide–and the stray cat who protected her family through it all.

“Identity: a Story of Transitioning”
by Corey Maison

What do you do when you are born as one gender, but feel yourself to be another? Gender dysmorphia affects thousands of people worldwide, but has been ignored or ridiculed in our culture. With this graphic novel, Corey Maison boldly shares her story of transitioning, so that other kids with gender dysmorphia and related conditions will no longer feel isolated, hopeless, or lost.

They Called Us Enemy
by George Takei, Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott

A graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei’s childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon — and America itself — in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek , he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father’s — and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten “relocation centers,” hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard. They Called Us Enemy is Takei’s firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother’s hard choices, his father’s faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future. What is American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do? To answer these questions, George Takei joins co-writers Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker for the journey of a lifetime.