Beach Reads for Teens

Whether you are road-tripping, camping, hitting the beach or just hanging out in your backyard, these titles are perfect for reads for your summer vacation.

The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares
Sasha’s dad was once married to Ray’s mom and in the aftermath of their breakup, neither parent would give up the beach house—Sasha and Ray vacation in this same beach house year after year but never meet until one summer when their lives and those of their siblings intersect in ways none of them could have
ever dreamed.

One Paris Summer  by Denise Grover Swank
In One Paris Summer by New York Times bestselling author Denise Grover Swank, Sophie Peterson knows that she should be excited to spend a summer in Paris, but she only feels anger—anger at her father for divorcing her mother and moving to France. When a friendship with a boy named Mathieu starts to turn into more, Sophie will need to
decide if she can stay in France, whether she can forgive her father enough to live with him, and how much she should trust her heart with her first love.

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
During her last summer at home before leaving for college, Emaline begins a whirlwind romance with Theo, an assistant documentary filmmaker who is in town to make a movie.

Remix by Non Pratt
Two girls test the strength of their friendship—and their hearts—over the course of a summer weekend. Ruby and Kaz’s friendship has always worked like a well-oiled machine. Ruby is loud and acts impulsively, while Kaz is quiet and plans ahead for every scenario. Together, they are two halves of a whole. But when the girls run into their ex-boyfriends at a music festival, they suddenly find themselves acting out of character and navigating unchartered territory. Afraid of letting each other down, both girls start keeping secrets—with disastrous consequences.

This is the Part Where You Laugh  by Peter Brown Hoffmeister
Rising sophomore Travis and his best friend, Creature, spend a summer in a Eugene, Oregon, trailer park dealing with cancer, basketball, first love, addiction, gang violence, and a reptilian infestation.

The Square Root of Summer by  Harriet Reuter Hapgood
When the fabric of the universe surrounding her sleepy seaside town begins to fray, 17-year-old Gottie is sent through wormholes to her past, causing her to reshape the experiences of attending her grandfather’s funeral, falling in love and saying goodbye to a friend.

Summer of Yesterday by Gabi Triana
As she struggles with her parents’ divorce, seventeen-year-old Haley is mysteriously transported to a theme park in the past where she finds love and meets her teenaged mother and father

September Girls by Bennett Madison
Vacationing in a sleepy beach town for the summer, Sam is pursued by hordes of blonde girls before falling in love with the unusual DeeDee, who compels him to uncover secrets about the community’s ocean-dwelling inhabitants.

The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
ude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. But as Jude begins to fall for Emilio Vargas, she begins to wonder if her sisters were wrong.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Spending the summers on her
family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth
summer.

The Unexpected Everything  by Morgan Matson
Following a carefully circumscribed life involving friendship, staying out of her Congressman father’s way and pursuing acceptance at a top-tier college, Andie loses an important internship in the face of a political scandal and is forced to reconsider relationships she previously avoided.

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Isla has had a crush on classmate Josh since their freshman year at the School of America in Paris, but after a chance encounter over the summer in Manhattan they return to France for their senior year where they are forced to confront challenges every young couple in love must face.

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Follows seventeen-year-old Reagan as she tries to escape heartbreak and a bad reputation by going on tour with her country superstar best friend–only to find more trouble as she falls for the surprisingly sweet guy hired to pose as the singer’s boyfriend.

Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs
Spending the summer before her senior year at a camp for gifted and talented students, Gloria struggles with the recent loss of her grandmother while trying to meet new friends and make the best of her new circumstances.