Summer Reading: Destination Y – Read a Book From the Young Adult Collection

Have you taken up this summer’s challenge of Reading Takes You Everywhere? If Destination Y: Read a Book from the Young Adult Collection is a stop on your journey, perhaps one of these books will get you there! Check out the first lines of these five books to see if any pique your interest.

The Hate U Give book cover

“I shouldn’t have come to this party.”

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas






Simon VS the homo sapiens agenda book cover

“It’s a weirdly subtle conversation. I almost don’t notice I’m being blackmailed.”

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli






Pick me. It’s all I can do not to scream.”

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi






“At the time I first realized I might be fictional, my weekdays were spent at a publicly funded institution on the north side of Indianapolis call White River High School, where I was required to eat lunch at a particular time – between 12:47 P.M. and 1:14 P.M. – by forces so much larger than myself that I couldn’t even begin to identify them.”

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green




Divergent book cover

“There is one mirror in my house. It is behind a sliding panel in the hallway upstairs. Our faction allows me to stand in front of it on the second day of every third month, the day my mother cuts my hair.”

Divergent by Veronica Roth