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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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18 year old Emily seemed to have the worse life ever. She rarely gets to see her mother, and does not know anything about her father. When her mother moved out, her grandparents took care of her but Emily's grandfather died a few years ago. Now her grandma is in the hospital with pneumonia, slowly dying. Feeling lonely and lost, Emily meets Alex at the hospital during New Year's eve. They and Alex's sister, Lucy spend New Year's together. Little does Emily know that they are actually her half-siblings and that Alex also has terminal cancer! I thought that this book was one of the saddest reads I've read in a long time. What I didn't like about it was that Emily ended up being lonely again with Lucy because Alex died in the end too. This book was realistic in some ways, but in other ways, it was overdone and Emily's should have deserved a happier ending. Creds on the author because it was her first book and she did an outstanding job.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
Before We Go
Author
Amy Bright
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So the movie "The City of Bones" is coming out at the end of this month and you know what they always say, the book is always better than the movie. So it's about this girl named Clary who went to this all age club with her best friend, Simon. In the club, she was watching a boy with blue hair who then is followed and killed by these three people, who she finds out are shadow hunters. It's like the clockwork prince and the rest of the series, with the shadow hunters, werewolves, the downworlders and etc. Clary finds out that her mother is kidnapped by someone named, Valentine, who turns out being her father whom she always believed was dead. Yes there is a love triangle, if there wasn't one would it be any good? So she likes this shadow hunter, Jace, who is really cocky and handsome. But her best friend, Simon is in love with her for 10 years and didn't tell her until now. You see I was rooting for team Jace, but then he turned out to be the brother whom she never knew about and thought was dead. But even though, they happened to be siblings, I still loved the book and plan to read the rest of the series in the future. I recommend this to anyone like anyone. Even to the people who don't read, because I have friends who don't read but really loved this series after they read it.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
City of Bones
Author
Cassandra Clare
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This book is about a 16 year girl named Zoe' life being turned upside down. Zoe's mother is in the hospital, dying from cancer. Her father, who spends most of his time in the hospital, is distant and distracted when they spend time together and they communicate through noted pinned the the fridge door. Lastly her best friend, Lorraine, is moving away. when a mysterious and handsome Simon comes along with a more profound loneliness a tentative friendship is formed. This friendship turns to a romance for both because Zoe is the first human to make Simon feel like he is human again. Simon is vampire who lived for centuries in pursuit of his mother's murderer--another vampire. Zoe helps Simon stop his brother Christopher from killing everything in his path. To me this book is about learning to let go and fight for what is right and good in the world. i like how this book and her other book Blood and Chocolate are different in style of writing.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
The Silver Kiss
Author
Annette Curtis Klause