Spotlight On: Teen Playaways

Teen Playaways: We have a small selection of Playaways that are geared towards teens. Playaways are little devices that you put one AAA battery in and then can plug headphones in and listen. If you have an auxiliary port in your car you can also plug the cord in and listen through your card. These Playaways are located in the teen area, on the middle shelving unit, right below the audiobooks.

Only the Good Spy Young / Ally Carter

When danger follows Cammie “The Chameleon” Morgan to London, she must again face off with the Circle of Cavan to find the rogue operative who may have infiltrated the halls of the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. (TEEN PLAYAWAY CARTER BK.4)


The Hunger Games / Suzanne Collins

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place. (TEEN PLAYAWAY COLLINS BK.1)

Beastly / Alex Flinn

A modern retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form. (TEEN PLAYAWAY FLINN)


Finnikin of the Rock / Melina Marchetta

Now on the cusp of manhood, Finnikin, who was a child when the royal family of Lumatere was brutally murdered and replaced by an imposter, reluctantly joins forces with an enigmatic young novice and fellow-exile, who claims that her dark dreams will lead them to a surviving royal child and a way to regain the throne of Lumatere. (TEEN PLAYAWAY MARCHETTA)

Twilight / Stephanie Meyer

When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human. (TEEN PLAYAWAY MEYER BK.1)


Exposure / Mal Peet

Paul Faustino, South America’s best soccer journalist, reports on the series of events that hurl Otello from the heights of being a beloved and successful soccer star, happily married to the pop singer Desdemona, into a downward spiral, in this novel loosely based on Shakespeare’s play, Othello. (TEEN PLAYAWAY PEET)

Insurgent / Veronice Roth

As war surges in the dystopian society around her, sixteen-year-old Divergent Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves–and herself–while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. (TEEN PLAYAWAY ROTH BK.2)


What My Mother Doesn’t Know / Sonya Sones

A series of poems reflect the thoughts and feelings of Sophie, a fifteen-year-old-girl, as she describes her relationships with a series of boys and as she searches for Mr. Right. (TEEN PLAYAWAY SONES)


Pretties / Scott Westerfeld

Finally surgically transformed into a “pretty,” sixteen-year-old Tally, now gorgeous and programmed to think only happy thoughts, is plagued by tangled memories of living in the Smoke, a rebel colony of “ugly” runaways hiding from the Special Circumstances authorities. (TEEN PLAYAWAY WESTERFELD)


“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ~Cicero

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