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Sachem Public Library
Sachem Public Library

150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741 • 631-588-5024

  • Monday – Friday 9:30am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday (Open through May 7) 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Book List: Gentle Reads

Sachem Public Library

Challenger deep / Neal Shusterman illustrations by Brendan Shusterman.

Challenger deep / Neal Shusterman illustrations by Brendan Shusterman.

As he struggles with schizophrenia, a teenage boy believes he is on a journey to reach the bottom of Challenger Deep, the deepest place on Earth.
Entwined / Heather Dixon

Entwined / Heather Dixon

Confined to their dreary castle while mourning their mother's death, Princess Azalea and her eleven sisters join The Keeper, who is trapped in a magic passageway, in a nightly dance that soon becomes nightmarish.
The statistical probability of love at first sight / Jennifer E. Smith.

The statistical probability of love at first sight / Jennifer E. Smith.

Hadley and Oliver fall in love on the flight from New York to London, but after a cinematic kiss they lose track of each other at the airport until fate brings them back together on a very momentous day.
Peak / Roland Smith.

Peak / Roland Smith.

A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.
The scorpio races / Maggie Stiefvater.

The scorpio races / Maggie Stiefvater.

Returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.
96 miles / J. L. Esplin

96 miles / J. L. Esplin

During a massive blackout in rural Nevada, two brothers struggle to survive without their self-reliance obsessed dad and without enough water, crossing the desert for help.
The giver / Lois Lowry

The giver / Lois Lowry

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
Mirage / Somaiya Daud.

Mirage / Somaiya Daud.

After being kidnapped by the Vathek, Amani is forced to work as a body double for the princess who is hated by her conquered people.
Frozen : heart of dread / by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston.

Frozen : heart of dread / by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston.

More than a century after a catastrophic disaster wiped out most of humanity and covered much of the earth with ice, sixteen-year-old Nat yields to the voice in her head urging her to embark on a dangerous journey across a poisoned sea to the mythical land, the Blue.
The obsidian mirror / Catherine Fisher.

The obsidian mirror / Catherine Fisher.

When his father disappears while experimenting with a black mirror that is a portal to both the past and the future, Jake encounters obstacles when he tries to use the mirror to find his father.
13 little blue envelopes / Maureen Johnson.

13 little blue envelopes / Maureen Johnson.

When seventeen-year-old Ginny receives a packet of mysterious envelopes from her favorite aunt, she leaves New Jersey to criss-cross Europe on a scavenger hunt that transforms her life.
The kingdom of back / Marie Lu

The kingdom of back / Marie Lu

Desperate to be forever remembered for her music, Nannerl Mozart makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious stranger from a magical land, which may cost her everything.
Legend / Marie Lu.

Legend / Marie Lu.

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.
Divergent / Veronica Roth

Divergent / Veronica Roth

In a future Chicago, Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
We are all made of molecules / Susin Nielsen.

We are all made of molecules / Susin Nielsen.

Trying to make the best of things when their parents move in together, a socially clueless genius and a less-than-bright but popular girl tackle a mean-spirited bully with their combination of hapless nerd power and malaprops.
Starters / Lissa Price.

Starters / Lissa Price.

To support herself and her younger brother in a future Beverly Hills, Callie hires her body out to seniors who want to experience being young again, and she lives a fairy-tale life until she learns her body will commit murder, unless her mind can stop it.
Boy21 / by Matthew Quick.

Boy21 / by Matthew Quick.

Finley, a quiet boy who is the only white player on his high school's varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob. When his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African-American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common despite their differences.
Fever crumb / Philip Reeve.

Fever crumb / Philip Reeve.

In a future London, England, foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present.
Amelia unabridged / Ashley Schumacher.

Amelia unabridged / Ashley Schumacher.

After her best friend Jenna dies, eighteen-year-old Amelia mysteriously receives a rare edition of her favorite book and traces it back to a bookstore in Michigan where she encounters the elusive young author and begins to learn how to live without Jenna.
The gifted, the talented, and me / by William Sutcliffe.

The gifted, the talented, and me / by William Sutcliffe.

Fifteen-year-old Sam is happy to be ordinary, but when his family suddenly gets rich, moves to London, and enrolls Sam in a school for the gifted and talented, he struggles to find his way.
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