YA Books Set in the Mitten


May is Michigan Month, and the perfect time to discover new teen books with familiar settings.  Whether in the scalding summer sun, or the frigid snows of winter, authors love to write books reflecting the fantastic scenery and unique culture that define our state.  Celebrate this month by checking out these great teen reads set in the Great Lakes State.

Wake by Lisa McMann: Janie finds herself pulled into other people’s dreams.  Her crazy affliction may cost her the only boy she’s ever liked.

She’s So Money by Cherry Cheva: Maya begins cheating to make some money for her family, but it may cost her more than she ever imagined.

I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan: Bronwyn gets engaged at the age of eighteen.  Can she commit to someone else for the rest of her life, before she has even begun to discover herself?

See What I See by Gloria Whelan: Kate moves to Detroit to attend a prestigious art school and live with her reclusive father.  It may be the only way to follow her dream, but how long can she stay in a place where she is unwanted and unwelcome?

The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford: Christopher has no idea he’ll risk his own life exposing a murder when he accepts a summer job at the morgue.

Birth Marked by Caragh O’Brien: In a dystopian future, Gaia must discover where the authorities have taken her parents before it is too late for any of them to survive.

-Liz V., Youth Services Librarian @ CADL Holt-Delhi

2 responses to “YA Books Set in the Mitten

  1. Oh, don’t forget Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton. I don’t know if you would really count The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter – but they are technically in Michigan as well:)

  2. Thank you for your useful information.

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