Book Recommendations

Itís Hispanic Heritage Month: Check Out The Spanish Books We Recommend For Teens!

South Lorain Branch Library Staff

10/3/2013 -- Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month!


Check out the Spanish language books and other great books we recommend for teens that are available through your Lorain Public Library System (LPLS).


If your book is not available right away, don’t worry!  Reserve books with your LPLS Greater Access card by calling your nearby LPLS Library or online at


Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!   ¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana!


Book Recommendations for Teens

List Compiled by South Lorain Branch Library Staff


Eldest by Christopher Paolini

Eldest, the second book of the Inheritance Cycle trilogy, picks up where Eragon left off.  Eragon was injured in the battle for Thonjheim and he is sent with his dragon, Saphira, to the Ellesmera where he is to heal, learn magic and train to be a Rider.  He knows another battle with Galbatorix lies in his future.  His cousin, Roran, finds he’s lost everything. Tragic circumstances force him into becoming a leader to protect the villagers of Carvahall from the Ra’zac and make discoveries of his own powers.


Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

A young Swiss student discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter. By assembling body parts, the student creates a monster who vows revenge on his creator after being rejected by society.


La maldición del Titán/The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson y Los Dioses del Olimpo) by Rick Riordan

The goddess Artemis is believed to have been kidnapped.  And now it’s up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened.  Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess?  They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the Titans.


Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years) by Gregory Maguire

When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, we heard only her side.  But what about her arch enemy the mysterious Witch? Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again.  Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability, and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence.  And then there is the little green skinned girl named Elphaba, who will become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.