2015 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.

Write a review online or on paper for each J, YA or adult book that you read or finish between June 1 and July 25. 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 14.
READ5 prizes will be available starting June 26.

Patron Book Reviews

I went into this book expecting a boring, generic zombie story. But I read this book and it was actually a really good story. An improvement from boring zombie stories. Its a series of interviews about a zombie war. The deeper meaning behind the book is that the entire story is a commentary on humans and our society. Its about the humans and survival and not mindless zombie murder. But there is action but not too much. The core of this book is the stories of the people. I recommend to people who enjoy zombie stories or people who want a good zombie story.   Library's SWAN Online Catalog
World War Z
Max Brooks
Abby North is kept in the dark for a long time about her dads condition. But the frequent doctors trips and trial drug hunts should be a hint enough that her father has cancer. The horrible thing is, that Sam North's cancer is spreading and he has been told that he is not a good candidate for trial drugs. At the same time that Abby is struggling with her father, she is also struggling with her relationship with her best friend Spence. In this book, Abby has to care for her family and not lose herself along the way. I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars, because I really enjoyed the plot, but found very depressing with not many lighter notes. I understand that this was more of a serious book, but it was not exactly plot I was looking for. But, the downfall at the end of the story concluded with a happy idea.   Library's SWAN Online Catalog
Sign Language
Amy Ackley