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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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Dragon Breath Lair of the Monster, the 4th book of the series, is a short but funny story by Ursula Vernon. In this book, Danny and his friend, Wendell are heading over to the pool. While swimming laps, they encounter a drowning bat and rescue it. The 2 buddies ride on a bus to Danny’s bat-crazy cousin to give the bat a health inspection. They hear a myth about a dinosaur-sized, and fake, vampire bat at the cousin’s place and it just happens to be that the bat is real! The Camazotz, (fake vampire bat), thinks of Danny as her baby and takes him away to her roost. While Danny’s cousin figures out that the bat thinks Danny is her baby, Wendell is still freaking out about how Danny is dead. At the roost, (to save Danny), Wendell is the only one small enough to go into the cave so he crawls in. He encounters Danny and the almost-starving papa bat. Uh-oh. Through an exciting, surprise filled fight with the raging Camazotz, Danny and Wendell manage to escape the cave and safely head home.
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This was a great book, that I found to be an easier read than the rest of the Lord of the Rings series. The novel tells the story of the adventure of a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins, who is accompanied by many friends and companions.   Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
The Hobbit
Author
J.R.R. Tolkein
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The book was a very confusing book to me but i got it as soon as i keep on reading it.
Title
summer of the swans
Author
betsy byars