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

When Laureth Peak's famous author father appears to go missing in a series of disturbing coincidences (which, coincidentally, he is studying for his next book), she and her younger brother must search for him. He was last in New York, but they live in England, so they must fly across the ocean. And she's blind. Her father has trained her to search for coincidences, but even with her brother's help, will that be enough to find her father?  Library's SWAN Online Catalog
She Is Not Invisible
Marcus Sedgwick
This book is told from the point of view of Colt a typical teenage guy. Colt is from the "flats" or the poor side of town. He soon begins a secret relationship with Julia a pretty and wealthy girl from the rich side of town. After a year of sneaking around and late phone calls Julia dies in a car accident. Colt struggles to grieve and come to terms with what Julia and him really had when to the rest of the world thinks they were strangers. I absolutely love and recommend this book because of the unique plot and great writing. Colt is really relatable and sometimes I didn't know what him and Julia were either. Before you know it their relationship affected Colt more than you thought especially after he reads her diary that her brother had given to him. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a quick quality young adult novel about "the after".   Library's SWAN Online Catalog
The Secret Year
Jennifer Hubbard