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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 about a fully grown married woman with one child who runs a cow contest. She is the judge and the cow that is the best bred, looking, and healthiest will win. She has always loved cows and would do anything to help them until one of her contestents is severly hurt and when she gets hurt too she ends up in the hospital. In the hospital it takes her a couple of dys to recover and when she finally gets out her husband and child are missing it's up to her to find out what happend to them.
As the World Churns
Tamar Meyers
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret is an amazing story about a boy named Hugo who secretly lives in a train station in Paris, France by stealing food and water (or milk). He also steals toys from an old man's store to rebuild an automaton that might contain a message from his father. In the beginning of the book, the old man catches Hugo and takes away his notebook that has sketches of the automaton. They then work out a treaty, and Hugo agrees on working for the old man if he agrees on giving him back the notebook. The old man's goddaughter has decided to help Hugo get back the notebook, and she takes it from the old man. Then, Hugo steals a key that activates the automaton from her, and she gets furious. She then winds up the automaton, which has been finished by now, and it draws a scene from Hugo's father's favorite movie.

Part 2:

They freeze for a moment, and they watch it finish the drawing with the old man's signature! They go to his house, and Isabelle, living there, shows him around. That's when they start to explore the armoire. It contains artwork that reveals that the old man was a famous filmmaker. When the he sees the drawings, he gets sick, because he does not want to remember the past. Hugo begins to work and he raises enough money to buy some medicine. He also invites two filmmakers to Isabelle's house, and they both show the others a film the old man made. The old man tells them about his past, and he asks to see the automaton. On his way to his secret living area, he is caught stealing food, and is going to prison. The old man, however, covers for him, and Hugo becomes part of Isabelle's family. Six months later, he becomes a man and decides to host a party for the old man, remembering his films, the films that would not soon be forgotten.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick
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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.
summer of the swans
betsy byars