Reading‎ > ‎Issues 2 Book Group‎ > ‎

Book 2 Suggestions


Please review the titles below.  Then vote for your favorite 3 by click on this SURVEY.            

The selection will be announced Dec. 10.


Looking  for Alaska by John Green. (221 p.)

Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.


The Fault of Our Stars by John Green. (318 p.)

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is completely rewritten. John Green's heartbreaking work brilliantly explores the tragic business of being alive and in love.



What Boys Really Want
by Pete Hautman (297 p.)

The crumbling friendship between writer Lita and entrepreneurial Adam is compromised by unexpected jealousies over each other's romantic entanglements, stolen blog posts, and a premature offer to sell a new self-help book.


Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King (282 p.)

Overburdened by his parents' bickering and a bully's attacks, fifteen-year-old Lucky Linderman begins dreaming of being with his grandfather, who went missing during the Vietnam War, but during a visit to Arizona, his aunt and uncle and their beautiful neighbor, Ginny, help him find a new perspective.


Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick (285 p.)

After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman's athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved grandfather who, when he realizes he is becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear.


Perfect by Ellen Hopkins (622 p.)

Northern Nevada teenagers Cara, Kendra, Sean, and Andre describe in their own voices their very different paths toward perfection and how their goals change when tragedy strikes.



Happyface by Stephen Edmond (307 p.)

After going through traumatic times, a troubled, socially awkward teenager moves to a new school where he tries to reinvent himself.


Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles  (303 p.)

In the year following one fateful night, Caleb Becker spends his time in juvenile detention while Maggie Armstrong spends hers in hospitals and physical therapy, and when the two come face-to-face once more, they must do their best to mend the past and heal their emotional wounds. 


Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan (310 p.)


When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.


Go Ask Alice. (185 p.)

Based on the diary of a fifteen-year-old drug user chronicling her struggle to escape the pull of the drug world.