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

Finding Zoë is about a 15 year old girl named Echo who's older sister Zoë was murdered. She and her family are still trying to recover from her death. Then one day Zoë's boyfriend comes to Echo with Zoë's diary. Echo thinks that there isn't really anything that she needs to know about her sister. She soon starts reading her diary and starts to find out what Zoë's life was really like. Echo figures out that she needs to stay away from certain people, she finds out secrets that Zoë has kept from her and her family.  Library's SWAN Online Catalog
Finding Zoë
Alyson Noël
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
The Beginning Of Everything
Robyn Schneider