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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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This book is a book that describes the fates of lost civilizations such as the mighty Aztecs and Incas who either fell to the Conquestedors of Spain, the questers of Europe or disease. This book appealed to me because i am a fan of history and i enjoy learning about which Countries advanced in technology first.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
Guns,Germs, and Steel
Author
Jared Diamond
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Babymouse, a totally normal mouse, is getting ready for Christmas. This year, she wants the Whiz Bang TM. As I recall, the Whiz Bang TM can do anything, from playing movies, to doing laundry. Babymouse is desperate for the Whiz Bang TM, she even goes to Santa’s workshop 6 times, requesting for a Whiz Bang TM. Her class even has a secret Santa Gift Exchange party. But Babymouse feels that she won’t get anything good. Even during The Nutcracker, she dreams of “The dance of the sugarplum Whiz Bangs TM”. Babymouse still is wishing for a Whiz Bang, going to a friend’s house for Hanukkah presents. Finally, on the day she gets her Whiz Bang, Babymouse finds that it doesn’t have batteries. Soon, she learns the true meaning of Christmas and she spends her day playing with her family. This book is touching and laugh-out-loved at the same time. Babymouse’s little thoughts dreams are the best. I truly love this book.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
A Very Babymouse Christmas
Author
Jennifer and Mathew Holm
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Two sophomore friends, John and Lorraine, meet a man named Angelo Pignati via means of a practical joke. Mr. Pignati is a very lonely man, he lives alone and his best friend is a monkey! That all changes when John and Lorraine pull a practical joke on him. They become Mr. Pignati's friend. Because he has alot of glass pigs (that's his hobby) they call him "The Pigman." I think this book is fantastic! I was really captivated by the amazing details and story Paul came up with! This is definitely a book i will want to read over, and over again! This is one of the books I really love.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
The Pigman
Author
Paul Zindel