Moms Must Read:
Hot Summer Reads for Teens
Summer is a great time for kids to catch up on their reading! Teens especially seem to only want to sleep all day and then park themselves in front of their electronic devices in between meals. If you present them, however, with some hot summer reads, you might get their attention for longer than the 5 minutes it takes them to devour their food.
If you’re looking for a great read for yourself, you can share the excitement of these books with your teen. Don’t be put off by the Young Adult genre; it’s one of the best genres out there right now. There is no better way to spend quality time with your teen than laughing, sharing, and crying over a great book. Here are a few that I think are special.
2. This Star Won't Go Out: The Life And Words Of Esther Grace Earl
A collection of the journals, fiction, letters, and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Photographs and essays by family and friends will help to tell Esther’s story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her.If you've ever wanted insight into the life of a dying child, here's your chance. Some readers love it, some hate it. You should certainly judge for yourself; it's that important. Here's another opportunity to have important conversations with your kids.