Great Summer Reads
by Bea, Chapman Branch Teen Squad
Summer is the perfect time to lose yourself in a great book! We checked in with Beatrice, one of our Teen Squad members from the Chapman Branch, to see what books she is reading this summer:
Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
Stay Sweet is your classic summer book. Seventeen-year-old Amelia takes over as the “head girl” of Meade Ice Cream, a popular historic ice cream shop in Sand Lake. On Amelia’s first day, she finds her new boss, Molly, dead, and her boss’s grandson, Grady, has to come in to try and sell the place. Meade had existed since World War 2, always run by young local girls, and the shop was an important feature of Sand Lake, with it’s ice cream’s secret, special recipe. It’s up to Amelia to try and convince Grady to keep the store running, and also try to figure out the ice cream recipe that Molly, the former owner, has hidden somewhere in her cluttered house.
Stay Sweet is a perfect summer read for lovers of ice cream and romance.
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is well- crafted murder mystery about Pippa, a senior in high school, who decides to do her senior capstone project on a 5-year-old closed murder case that happened in her town. Supposedly, Andie Bell, a pretty and popular senior, was killed by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, before killing himself out of regret. That’s the story, and everyone in the town believes this is the truth. But Pippa believes that the town was so consumed with grief that everyone chose to think that it was Sal, based on messy evidence and prejudice about Sal’s race. Pip investigates the case with everything she’s got and finds romance and new friendships along the way.
I would highly recommend this book to lovers of true crime and a little bit of suspense.
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