2016 Summer Reading Program @ the Woodridge Public Library
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About This Summer Reading Program

For students entering grades 7-12 when school begins in August. You must have a Woodridge Library Card or be a student in District 68 or have just graduated a District 68 8th grade and have your card set up as a reciprocal borrower.

Write a review online or on paper for each J, YA or adult book that you read or finish between June 1 and July 30. A review tells about the setting, the characters, what happens, and your reasons for recommending or not recommending the book. Books must be at least 100 pages in length, appropriate for your reading level/age, and appear in the online catalog. One graphic novel is allowed. Post your review* online or place your paper copy in the entry box.

Each review will be a chance in the weekly raffles for gift cards. READ3 books to earn the king size candy bar. READ5 books to earn a $5 Cinemark or Starbucks gift card, a Classic Cinemas pass and your first ticket in the Grand Prize raffle. READ3 and READ5 incentives are awarded once each.

Keep reading. Starting with #5, every book read/reviewed gives you a chance in the Grand Prize ($50) drawings to be held on August 1.

Grand Prize drawing winners should be prepared to answer a question about the winning title.

READ3 prizes will be available starting June 15.
READ5 prizes will be available starting June 25.

Patron Book Reviews

Review
(394 pages) In Shadows, by Paula Weston, Gaby is mourning over her twin brother, Jude, who was killed in the same car accident she barely survived. Suddenly, a guy named Rafa is telling her she is not really human, Jude might be alive somewhere, things from her nightmares are real, and the worst part is, she can't remember any of it. Everyone seems to want her to be someone who she isn't. A whole other person, who is so much different than Gaby. Gaby isn't sure if she even wants to get this other her, Gabe, back.
Follow Gaby in the start of an epic series, Shadows, as she tries to figure out who she really is.
I'm recommending this book to teens readers who like to read about anything angel, myths in the real world, and books that have a lot of ironic and sarcastic humor.  Library's SWAN Online Catalog
Title
Shadows
Author
Paula Weston
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Review
This book follows popular and athletic golden-boy(highschooler) Ezra Faulkner and what happens to him when he faces tragedy. After a car accident ends his tennis career forever and his girlfriend cheats on him Ezra feels very lost. Soon he befriends the new mysterious transfer Cassidy Thorpe and he joins the debate team. As Cassidy and Ezra fall for each other it almost seems to good to be true. Not only is this book filled with complex characters and relationships it had some great literature and philosophy references for my fellow nerds out there. Unfortunately painfully but amazingly realistic(the front of the book does say everyone gets a tragedy). Throughout the book Cassidy and her weird tendencies just don't add up and the reasoning behind all of it is brilliantly written. I recommend that every teenager on earth read this book because you can relate to it and it's unpredictable. In the end other people don't change you. You change you.   Library's SWAN Online Catalog
Title
The Beginning Of Everything
Author
Robyn Schneider
Rating