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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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Travis's father leaves on a trip, and leaves Travis as the man of the house. Travis's little brother, Arliss, finds an old yellow dog-Old Yeller. Travis, Arliss, and Old Yeller go on many adventures together, and Travis ends up loving Old Yeller.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
Old Yeller
Author
Fred Gipson
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This book is based on Greek King, Odysseus. He is sent to Troy to have war to get Queen Helen back. After 10 years of blood and gore, they sail away, and are interrupted by a storm. The mighty winds blew Odysseus and his men onto a strange island. Sailing away, they arrive at a Cyclops cave, a cannibal giant’s home, and much move. Their next stop is Circe’s house, a girl who they finally trust. She warns them about future journeys: the Land of the Dead, the six-headed monster, the deadly whirlpool, and A LOT more. After all the chaos, Odysseus is left with a few alive men, who die in terrible storm, Odysseus is left alone, I love this brave and terrifying story that is all about brave Odysseus.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
Tales From the Odyssey: Part One
Author
Mary Pope Osborne
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Meet Charlie, a teenager struggling through growing up. He's definitely a wallflower, and he writes letters dating in the year of 1991-1992, sending "dear friend" letters to the readers. He explains his daily happenings through introducing events in his life, relating to sex, sexual desires, drugs or family issues. His stories are hilarious and sometimes adorable, and he really gets you hooked. This book is a short read, and I suggest this book to mature teens. I can't wait for the movie starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson!   Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author
Stephen Chbosky