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The Teen Summer Reading Program begins on July 1 and ends on August 9th. Be sure to sign-up and you can be entered to win weekly prizes. At the end of Summer Reading Program you can be entered to win one of our four grand prizes which in previous years have included laptops, iPads, and eReaders.


Registration for the Teen Summer Reading Program begins on June 24th but you won’t be able to log your books until July 1.



Writing Reviews
When writing your book review please include the title, author, a little something about the subject of the book and what you liked or didn’t like about the book. Three sentences is the requirement for a review. Here is an example:


The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon


This is a great book about a 14 year old who tries to kill himself. Brent, who is also the author, talks about the memories when he tried to kill himself because he got bad grades and he didn’t want his parents to know. One day, he actually almost killed himself by lighting himself on fire. He got many 2nd and 3rd degree burns and started to wonder if anyone would like him anymore. Brent sees life in a different light and learns to cherish life and be grateful for what he has. After he recovered from most of his burns, he gets sent to a rehab center where people are mean to him but he still pushes his way back to normality and getting on with his life. When I finished reading this book, I couldn’t believe that this was a true story. This is a great experience with suicide and the victim’s thoughts and emotion. This is a one of a kind book and I would recommend this autobiography to anyone willing to face the devastating experience for Brent Runyon.


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his book is about Hudson a teenage girl trying to support her family but helping out in her mom's dining place, Hurley's. She loves to bake, especially cupcakes and used to be an almost-famous figure skater until her parent's divorce hit her hard. Now ice skating was a dream until she got a letter inviting her to skate for a chance to win 50 grand for collage. An offer she could not resist, she signed up and practiced at a lake. She collided into one of the hockey players in her school, Josh. Josh realized how much Hudson could teach his team because they needed practice and asked her. Will, the hockey captain promised her the rink in exchange for the practiced she could teach. Hudson needed the rink to practice for her competition so she agreed. At first the hockey team didn't want a girl to coach them but Hudson didn't give up and taught them the necessary skills and drills to make them better hockey players. They won their first game and on till the finals. Since her competition was looming ahead, and the newspaper critics were going to come to her mother's diner to try the food at the same time? Read Bittersweet to find out! Bittersweet is a great book to read in the winter and it made me want to ice skate even though I am really bad at it. Hudson realized in the end that her family was more important than anything else in the world, and I admire her because of the things she did to save her family.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
Bitter Sweet
Author
Sarah Ockler
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Rowling starts the first book of her amazing series with a bang. The reader is introduced to Harry, an 11 year old orphan boy who lives with his Aunt and Uncle. Although he is very different from the other people around him, Harry's life seems dull, with no chance of improvement, until he finds out that he is actually a wizard. At this point the reader, along with Harry is introduced to a wonderful world of magic and a special school for young witches and wizards at Hogwarts. At the same time Harry finds out that his parents did not die in a car crash as he had always been told. Rather, they were killed by a powerful and evil wizard named Lord Voldemort. However, when Voldemort tried to kill Harry the spell backfired and he became powerless. Harry spends a good part of his first year at Hogwarts finding out about a special stone that can keep a person alive forever, and at the end of the year he stops Voldemort from getting to it, keeping Voldemort from returning to power at that time.   Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone
Author
J. K. Rowling
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This book is about a girl named Sarah who has always been best friends with Brianna, but when Sarah starts developing feelings for Brianna's boyfriend, their friendship is at risk. And the ironic thing is that he likes her too.But the problem is that they both are afraid of hurting Brianna's feelings.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
The Unwritten Rule
Author
Elizabeth Scott