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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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In this story, an Apache boy, named Coyote Runs, goes out on his first raid. When his group is returning home, they encounter their enemies, the bluebellies, and because of the bluebellies Coyote Runs was killed. Later on in the story, a 15 year old boy, named Brennan Cole, finds the skull of Coyote Runs and has some spirit tell him that he needs to take the skull back to a sacred place. On his journey to return the skull, Brennan does face many difficulties, but at the end he is able to return the skull so it can rest in peace. Overall, I loved this book because it was written by my favorite author, Gary Paulsen.   Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Gary Paulsen
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I usually dont read realistic fiction but this book was really good and it really relates to teen problems that are going on around me and I plan to read more by this author.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
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Monica McKayhan
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Ellie's brother is being accused of rape while Mikey's sister got raped, and that's when their lives intertwined. Ellie and Mikey end up falling for each other getting hurt in the process by the cause of what's happening to their sibling.