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 is a novel about a boy named Miles who decides to leave his home in Florida to attend a boarding school called Culver Creek in Alabama. He is in search of the concept that a poet named Francois Rabelais dubbed the "Great Perhaps". Miles believes that he will not achieve the Great Perhaps in Florida, so he transfers to Culver Creek hoping for an adventure. At his new school, Miles meets his roommate named Chip Martin (aka "The Colonel"). The Colonel decides that Miles needs a nickname as well, so he begins calling Miles "Pudge". This nickname is chosen for its irony, as Miles is, in fact, quite skinny and lanky and not the slightest bit chubby. The Colonel introduces Pudge to Alaska Young, who strikes him immediately due to her beautiful outward appearance, but as Pudge learns more about her, he becomes even more intrigued. Alaska is incredibly cryptic and enigmatic, and Pudge wants to learn more about her. Pudge also meets Takumi, a Japanese student, and Lara, a Romanian student in his first year at Culver Creek. Pudge, Takumi, Lara, Alaska and the Colonel become close friends over the course of their junior year. However, when a tragic accident occurs, the group wonders how much they actually know about Alaska. The latter half of the novel is a gripping journey for the answers that they so desire about their beloved yet mysterious friend Alaska Young.  Library's SWAN Online Catalog
Looking for Alaska
John Green
Information on Spanish club F. C. Barcelona..., etc.  Library's SWAN Online Catalog
F. C. Barcelona