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Celebrate Your Besties!

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By Rabinder Singh, Adult Programming Assistant

Throughout all the ups and downs of life as a teenager, most of us can count on one thing to remain constant: our best friends. Celebrate the friendships in your life by starting a book club with your besties. To get going, check out this list of YA books centered around the importance of our friends!

  • A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
    The story of Tavia, who must hide her siren powers, and Effie, who is fighting her own family struggles. Together, these best friends must navigate through the perils of high school's junior year. But everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation. To save themselves, it's only Tavia and Effie's unbreakable sisterhood that proves to be the strongest magic of all.
  • Puddin’ by Julie Murphy
    Millie and Callie are unlikely friends. But when circumstances bring them together, they realize they have more in common than not. But friendship is a choice — and choosing it isn’t always easy.
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power
    Friends Hetty, Byatt and Reece go to extremes trying to uncover the dark truth about the mysterious disease that has them quarantined at their boarding school on a Maine island.
  • Serena Singh Flips the Script by Sonya Lalli
    As Serena reconnects with her family and friends, including her ex-boyfriend, she learns letting people in can make her happier than standing all on her own.
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