AW Teen Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Who: Everyone who loves reading YA!

What: Read any AW Teen title (click here for a full list) and review it anywhere (your blog, Instagram, YouTube—wherever!). Reviews from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017 will be accepted. Yep, even older reviews!

When: June 15th—August 31st, 2017

How: Submit the link to your review here.

You will receive one entry for every AW YA book you submit a review for. You can receive extra entries for sharing your review on sites like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Netgalley, Goodreads, and Edelweiss. And if you follow us our Albert Whitman or AW Teen Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or YouTube you can get even more extra entries!

One lucky participant will win the GRAND prize:

A beach basket full of summer reading goodies including:

  • Lip balm, nail polish, perfume, water bottle, beach towel, sunhat, and more!
  • 10 AW Teen titles!
  • Advanced Reading Copies of two Fall 2017 titles: The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke and Glow by Megan E. Bryant
  • The first two books in the New York Times bestselling series by Elizabeth Briggs: Future Shock and Future Threat
  • A collection of four Jolene Perry romances: All the Forever Things, Summer I Found You, Has to be Love, and Stronger Than You Know
  • Two more heart-pounding romances: Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal and South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf

Four other participants will win the book pack of the same 10 titles!

Winners will be randomly selected on September 1, 2017.

Take a look at the titles below which will be included in the prize!

New Titles

The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

On a trip to Germany, sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally travels back in time to 1988 East Berlin via red balloon. Upon arrival, she meets members of a secret guild that meet in an abandoned subway tunnel under the city. The guild uses balloons and magic to help people escape to the other side of the Berlin Wall.  While trying to find her way home, it becomes clear to Ellie and other guild members that someone is using dark magic to change history. Will Ellie find her way back home? What will happen to the friends she makes along the way? Find out in the first book of the Balloonmaker’s series. Click here for more.

Glow by Megan E. Bryant

After giving up her college fund to help save her family’s home, Julie is stuck in her hometown. While scavenging at a thrift store, she finds a series of antique paintings. She takes them home only to realize there are hidden glow-in-the-dark images painted under them. Julie tries to find out more about the artist and ends up discovering a century-old romance and the shocking true story of the Radium Girls—women who worked in factories using paint to make glow-in-the-dark products and ended up becoming radioactive as a result. The truth Julie doesn’t know puts her and everyone she loves at risk. Will she find out before it’s too late? Find out more about Glow by clicking here.

Future Shock Trilogy

Future Shock and Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs

In the first book of this best-selling trilogy, Elena is recruited by the Aether Corporation for a top-secret project. Elena, and four other teens, including Adam, a science prodigy, are sent to the future to recover data. Something goes wrong and they break the only rule they were given: do not look into their own future. In order to save herself and her new friends, Elena must rely on her eidetic memory, street smarts, and growing trust in her teammates. To see more about this first novel in the trilogy click here.


In the second book, Elena is sure she’s done with the Aether Corporation forever, but when travelers on the latest mission go missing, Elena, Adam, and Chris are pulled into the rescue effort. The future they see this time is amazingly advanced, thanks to their last mission, but their return to the future alters the course of events yet again. In every trip more lives are lost—or never born. Elena and Adam must risk everything to save their friends. For more about this sequel, follow this link.

Look for the third title, Future Lost, in Spring 2018!

Jolene Perry Romance Novels

All the Forever Things

Gabriella, Gabe for short, grew up around her family’s funeral business, so she knows that nothing lasts forever. However, her best friend Bree has always been a constant. But Bree starts dating one of the “popular” guys—a guy Gabe can’t stand—and suddenly stops having time to hang out with Gabe. The only person at school that does want to spend time with her is Hartman, a new guy at school. Gabe holds back, not wanting to be as boy-crazy as Bree. The tension in Gabe’s new romance and her friendship trouble with Bree build leading up to prom night. Will Gabe be there when Bree needs her most? Can they ever rebuild their friendship? Find out more by following this link.

The Summer I Found You

While she’s still coming to terms with her recent diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, Kate’s relationship falls apart. Aiden’s plans to serve in the army for life are cut short—he’s now a disabled young veteran. As he struggles to accept his new life, he finds Kate, but neither of them wants to get attached. Will they discover that they’re right for each other after all? Click here for more.

Has to be Love

When she was younger, Clara survived a vicious bear attack. She’s comfortable in her small Alaskan hometown, but her dreams reach much farther. An acceptance letter to Columbia University offers her a thrilling and terrifying new opportunity, but with her boyfriend pressing her for a forever commitment and the feelings she’s developing for the new student teacher in her English class, things keep getting more confusing. Will she make her own choices? And which is the right choice to make? Find out more by following this link.

Stronger Than You Know

Fifteen-year-old Joy has finally escaped the trailer she lived in with her mother after surviving years of confinement and abuse. She moves in with her aunt, uncle, and cousins, but she’s never sure that she’ll belong. As she begins to adjust to her new life, Joy begins to grow closer to her new family, and even a boy she meets. Just as things seem to be looking up, Joy finds out that must testify against her mother during the trial. How can she confront her old life while moving forward into her new one? Follow this link for more.

More Summer Romances

South of Sunshine by Dana Elemdorf

Kaycee’s southern roots shine through her “yes ma’ams” and love of sweet tea, but not everything about her Tennessee hometown is easy to accept. Kaycee knows that being gay in Sunshine is unacceptable and she’s decided to fit in rather than start trouble—even if it means letting Dave Bradford kiss her on occasion. But when a new girl, Bren Dawson moves into town, Kaycee gets swept up with her emotions and lets her guard down. One night, Kaycee’s best friend catches Bren and Kaycee kissing. With her world flipped upside down, what will Kaycee risk for love? And what will she risk for acceptance? Click here for more.

Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal

When a hurricane threatens Jillian McKay’s home town, she’s forced to evacuate with her neighbors—including River Daughtry, the former high school football star who disappeared to a West Texas juvenile detention center last year. Realizing their evacuation route is blocked, the two seek shelter in their abandoned high school and learn what it really means to survive. Find out more about this suspenseful romance by following this link.

Happy Summer Reading, and don’t forget to submit your reviews here!

AW Teen Summer Reading Challenge 2017

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