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School Summer Reading Lists

Fitchburg High School

New Arrivals to our shelves!

Staying in during the winter weather? Check some of these titles out to stay cozy and warm!

A Phở Love Story by Loan Le. Bảo Nguyễn feels like an unremarkable teenager, even working at his parent's phở restaurant. Linh Mai feels like a firecraker--safe when not lit, but just waiting for the next creative spark. The Mais and the Nguyễns own the only two phở restaurants in town--and they are right nextdoor to each other. And then Bảo and Linh finally meet. Can they find love in the midst of feuding families and complicated histories?

Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis. Katrell can talk to the dead, but it doesn't pay as much of the bills as she needs it to. And now the ghosts are telling her to STOP--but she's broke. Of course the next time she tries to just talk to the dead, her magic goes a little bit haywire and she ends up raising the dead, the money becomes much more lucrative...right about the time the dark forces that told her to stop decide to collect on their bill, as her magic comes with a price that so far, she has yet to pay. Katrell must decide what her future will look like.

Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller. Ziva is a magical smith who prefers her forge and crafting magical weapons to hanging out with other people--other people provoke her social anxiety. But one such commission, Ziva discovers, will be put to ill use--she hears the warlord the sword was comissioned for wishes to enslave the world under his rule. So she takes the sword, her family, and flees. Will she find a way to destroy the magical sword, or a reliable wielder, first?

Witches of Willow Cove by Josh Roberts.   The new stranger in town offers to teach young witches her craft.  Is she really being helpful?

The Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley. Daunis Fontaine just wants to go to college for a chemistry degree. Before she can go, a family tragedy strikes, and she chooses to stay and look after her mother. And then Daunis witnesses a shocking murder and becomes front and center in an FBI investigation. She'll have to use her knowledge of chemistry and Ojibwe traditional medicine to track down the source of the new murder weapon in town, and decide how far she'll go for her community.

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power.  A twisty thriller in which a girl returns to her mother's hometown--where history seems to repeat itself.

Cemetery Boys  by Aiden Thomas.  A Latinx boy tries to prove he's a sorcerer to find the ghost of his murdered cousin.  Unfortunately, the ghost he summons is the wrong one, and he just won't go away.

The Jasmine Project by Meredith Ireland. Jasmine Yap seems to have it all, right before she doesn't: A boyfriend, and she's starting community college in the fall! But then she catches her boyfriend, Paul, cheating on her, so she dumps him. For her overprotective family, it creates a golden opportunity to show Jasmine how much more she deserves--but Jasmine doesn't want to date anybody else. Instead, her family decides to invite all the possible matches they think would work for her to her graduation party. And then Paul crashes the party.

There are lots more titles, and we'll suggest some more soon.


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