PTHS Summer Reading List

Going on vacation? Laying by the pool? These are perfect opportunities to READ! Here are FOUR suggestions from your PTHS Library!
Some of today's most popular Young Adult authors are featured in this collection of essays that offer hope to many who are dealing with the same issues.  "It's a collection of unique and personal experiences shared by favorite writers for teens. Stories of resilience, resistance, hardship, loss, love, tenacity, and acceptance - stories that prove that sometimes, hope can be found only on the other side of adversity."
Some of today's most popular Young Adult authors are featured in this collection of essays that offer hope to many who are dealing with the same issues. "It's a collection of unique and personal experiences shared by favorite writers for teens. Stories of resilience, resistance, hardship, loss, love, tenacity, and acceptance - stories that prove that sometimes, hope can be found only on the other side of adversity."
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If you still need your royal wedding fix after watching Harry and Meghan tie the knot, the latest release from Rachel Hawkins should do the trick! The story follows Daisy Winters, an "offbeat sixteen-year-old" with a perfect older sister who's almost engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. As the paparazzi attention becomes too much, Daisy joins her sister in Scotland. Prince Miles has been asked to teach Daisy about royal life, but his younger brother is the one who takes the reins. He's constantly stirring up trouble and as the royal "bad boy" of the family, he's determined to include Daisy. "The crown - and the intriguing Miles - might be trying to make Daisy into a lady...but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself."
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"Seventeen-year-old Zeb Holloway is happy to work in his uncle’s auto repair shop and cruise through school without much effort. He’s a quarterback on his high school’s undefeated football team, but he never plays. Why would he when T.T. Munroe—a walking, talking highlight reel—is around? That is, until T.T’s injured a week before the state championships. Now Zeb is starting. As he assumes the role of QB and team leader, the entire town is watching him. And when a college recruiter says Zeb could have a future beyond his small New Hampshire town, he realizes there’s a bigger life out there for him . . . if he can play his heart out."
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"Humanity's understanding of the physical world is full of gaps. Not tiny little gaps you can

safely ignore —there are huge yawning voids in our basic notions of how the world works. PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to explore everything we don't know about the universe: the enormous holes in our knowledge of the cosmos. Armed with their popular infographics, cartoons, and unusually entertaining and lucid explanations of science, they give us the best answers currently available for a lot of questions that are still perplexing scientists, including:


* Why does the universe have a speed limit?
* Why aren't we all made of antimatter?
* What (or who) is attacking Earth with tiny, superfast particles?
* What is dark matter, and why does it keep ignoring us?


It turns out the universe is full of weird things that don't make any sense. But Cham and Whiteson make a compelling case that the questions we can't answer are as interesting as the ones we can. This fully illustrated introduction to the biggest mysteries in physics also helpfully demystifies many complicated things we do know about, from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes. With equal doses of humor and delight, Cham and Whiteson invite us to see the universe as a possibly boundless expanse of uncharted territory that's still ours to explore."