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

This book is about a girl named Alice McKinley. She is starting her last semester of high school, and she is feeling all of the usual feelings that come along with being a senior. She wonders where she will go to college, where she'll be in the years beyond college and she thinks about all the amazing people she'll meet along the way. Alice also has a boyfriend named Patrick, who graduated a year early in order to study at the University of Chicago. She still resides at her home in Maryland, and wishes that they could be together everyday, but phone calls and occasional visits help the couple make it work. However, when Alice learns that Patrick will be studying abroad in Spain for his sophomore year of college, that her friend Pamela will move to New York studying theater on a scholarship, and that her friend (valedictorian) Gwen will be going to college as a pre-med student, Alice begins to wonder if her plans for the future are as extraordinary as theirs. Although Alice re-examines the decisions she's made about her future many times, she learns that she must stay true to her heart no matter what anyone else does or says.   Library's SWAN Online Catalog
Incredibly Alice
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
This book is set in the far future (a 4th world war has happened) and follows a girl named America Singer as she enters a competition similar to The Bachelor to win the prince's love. She has conflicted feelings throughout because she already loves a boy who is a caste below her and in this world, castes are everything. I mostly enjoyed the book but there were a few instances where I questioned some of the things going on and I'm not sure I would or wouldn't recommend it. It's really up to what kind of stories you like.   Library's SWAN Online Catalog
The Selection
Kiera Cass