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It’s getting to be that time of year, again – Summer! Though things may look a little different this summer, there is no denying the heat, the sun, and all the great things that make summer awesome…even if you are just reading it in a book. Check out these hot summer reads that will make your summer even better.

The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones by Daven McQueen

Do you ever feel like an outsider? For Ethan Harper this becomes his reality when he spends the summer with his aunt and uncle in a small town in Alabama. Until he meets Juniper Jones, the town’s oddball and freespirit. Together they navigate their place in a town that is determined to reject them.

Just a Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe by Sarah Miynowski

Have you ever been to Summer Camp? Sam swore, when she was eleven years old, that she would never return to Camp Blue Springs. But now, since her boyfriend ditched her for a European vacation, she has taken a job as a camp counselor at the one place she never wanted to return. Sam’s sure that the next seven weeks will be a disaster. 

Then Gavin is introduced into her life. Gavin, the sailing counselor at Camp Blue Springs, armed with abs of steel and a smile for miles, will he teach Sam a thing or two about expectations? Come to Camp Blue Springs and find out.

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

From the author of the series, One of Us is Lying, comes a mystery thriller that is sure to keep you reading until the very end. 

Three cousins who have never met are invited to stay with their rich, estranged grandmother on her private island for the summer. With the blessings of their parents, who were cut out of the grandmother’s life and fortune, the cousins are hopeful that this will be a fun summer full of family and forgiveness. 

What they get, however, is family secrets that are mysterious and dark and all are being uncovered this summer. The Cousins can be found at your local library and on Overdrive, in audiobook and ebook format.

Come check out all these great reads from your local library and enjoy them on vacation or simply in your favorite reading spot.