In the past few days I've read two very good books for teens. One is Laura Resau's Red Glass. It is an interesting, fast paced story that travels from Arizona to Mexico to Guatemala. As a disclaimer, Laura and I share an agent (which is why I picked the book up) but that has nothing to do with why I liked it. Here is the description from Amazon:
ONE NIGHT SOPHIE and her parents are called to a hospital where Pedro, 6-year-old Mexican boy, is recovering from dehydration. Crossing the border into Arizona with a group of Mexicans and a coyote, or guide, Pedro and his parents faced such harsh conditions that the boy is the only survivor. Pedro comes to live with Sophie, her parents, and Sophie's Aunt Dika, a refugee of the war in Bosnia. Sophie loves Pedro - her Principito, or Little Prince. But after a year, Pedro's surviving family in Mexico makes contact, and Sophie, Dika, Dika's new boyfriend, and his son must travel with Pedro to his hometown so that he can make a heartwrenching decision.
The other book was Dramarama by E. Lockhart. Totally fun, a really quick read about kids at drama camp that stays interesting to the end.
Pick up either book and give them to a teen in your life...or maybe just read them yourself.
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