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Adult Summer Reading Contest

For Readers Ages 17 & Up

The Contest Begins June 12th, 2017

The Contest Ends August 25th, 2017



What to Do For Your Book Reviews

Summer reading participants are asked to write BRIEF book reviews, each of which counts as an entry in a prize drawing. The more reviews you submit, the more chances you have to win!
Submissions can be Adult or Young-Adult, Fiction, Graphic Novels or Non-Fiction. NO children’s titles, please!


Please Include:

A BRIEF description of the book..... One to two paragraphs. What’s it about?
Did you like the book...Why or why not? Would you recommend it to others?
You may also include: Are there similar authors or titles others might like? Have you liked other works by the author?

Please do not include:

Spoilers! Please do not reveal crucial plot elements
Children’s books
Profanity, obscenities, or spiteful remarks
Phone numbers, mailing addresses, or URLs

The library reserves the right to edit or remove reviews that do not follow these guidelines.

If you participated in our Winter Reading Contest you will have to create a new profile with a new user name and password for the Summer Reading Contest. All participants’ records are deleted shortly after the conclusion of the contests each season.

You could be the lucky winner of one of many prizes including the

Grand Prize…
An AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HDX
Or a $25 Amazon Gift Card awarded to each library branch winner
Winners will be notified by email or telephone after Friday September 8th, 2017.

Reviews
Review
A young girl, raised by her father, is taught how to dismantle bombs, study martial arts, rob people and other criminal activities. Later in life, she runs a multi nation firm with her father on how to swindle con men out of money they have stolen. She thinks her father has been killed but starts getting messages from different people stating this is false.
Title
Ultimatum
Author
Karen Robards
Rating
4
Review
Kay Scarpetta is once again in the thick of it with her partner Pete Marino. Her niece, Lucy's arch nemesis is again stalking the family. Who will be the winner this time? You will have to read it to find out!
Title
Chaos
Author
Patricia Cornwall
Rating
3
Review
This is the true survival story of Doaa. Doaa is a Syrian refugee that left a tough life in Syria, fled to Egypt and was practically forced to flee again due to unfair treatment of refugees. She paid a smuggler to get out of Egypt, and this is the story of how she survived a shipwreck.
It is difficult to read because it is very sad. However, it is very eye opening to the plight of refugees, particularly Syrian refugees.
Title
A Hope More Powerful Than The Sea
Author
Melissa Fleming
Rating
5
Review
Trisha is on what should be a comfortable, six-mile hike when she gets separated from her mom and brother, who are too busy bickering to notice she's gone. By the time they do, Trisha is already hopelessly lost. Alone in the Maine wilderness with nothing but a backpack full of Twinkies and potato chips, Trisha has no choice but to find her own way back. Her only company is her Walkman, with which she can listen to the Boston Red Sox games and find inspiration in her favorite pitcher, Tom Gordon. A survival story through and through, this book can get a little tedious in spots. Of course, because it's a Stephen King book, there is at least a minor creepiness factor, but even that falls flat. Plus, the reader will constantly be frustrated knowing that Trisha would have been found almost immediately had she followed the number one rule of being lost in the wilderness: stay put!
Title
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Author
Stephen King
Rating
3
Review
There's a hot new social media site on the web: NEED. The premise is simple: the site asks you what you need, and promises to fulfill your request in return for completing seemingly random and harmless tasks. Strangely, the site is known only to the high school students of Nottawa, Wisconsin. Things start off innocently enough: students ask for things like phones and limo rides and, in return, NEED simply asks them to invite more users to join the site. But both the requests (a gun, a kidney for an ailing sibling) and the tasks (kidnapping, arson) quickly become more dangerous. The story is told from multiple perspectives but centers on 16-year-old Kaylee, who is seeking a kidney for her sick younger brother. Kaylee's chapters tend to be a drag, the chapters focusing on her classmates are more interesting. The problem is, there are so many characters you frequently forget who's who. Overall, a semi-plausible mystery/thriller that highlights the dangers of online interactions and questions whether anyone can truly remain anonymous on the web.
Title
Need
Author
Joelle Charbonneau
Rating
3