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Top of the Morning to You!

by Laura

Feel like taking a trip to beautiful Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day? Check out one of these great teen books set in The Emerald Isle!

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon mixes Irish mythology, a passionate love story, and the supernatural destiny of one teenage girl. If you loved Twilight and are looking for a book that will whisk you away to Ireland, this is a great choice for you!

A young man’s world is thrown into turmoil when he discovers the body of a murdered girl in an Irish bog. At the same time, he is getting dragged into delivering something suspicious for Sinn Fein while watching his older brother slowly fade away in prison. Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd is an exceptional book that shows a teen looking for peace in troubled times.

Recovering from a broken heart, Morgan’s family sends her away on a bike trip through Ireland. Between the very attractive Irish touguide and her strange, sudden trips into a past world filled with fairytale Irish creatures, Morgan gets distracted from her past heartache pretty quickly! Try Maryrose Woods’ Why I Let My Hair Grow Out if you’re looking for a fun romance with a twist of Irish myth.

You can find these books – and more great teen books set in Ireland - and have them sent to your closest Boston Public Library location right here. Happy reading, and may the luck of the Irish be with you on St. Patrick’s Day!