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Welcome to the Finkelstein Memorial Library Teen Summer Reading Program. For every book you read you will receive one raffle ticket that enters you into weekly drawings for iTunes gift cards, Barnes & Noble gift cards, Starbucks cards and movie tickets. The more books read the more raffle tickets entered for the final drawing of an iPad Mini to be raffled off at the end of the Summer Reading Program in August.
Lonely Best Travel Of 2014
These 10 countries are destined for an epic year, whether they're hosting festivals, cutting the ribbon on new attractions or simply raising their game for travelers. Feast your eyes on 2014s most unmissable destinations. The 10 countries are Brazil for the World Cup, Antartica for the adventure of a lifetime, Scotland which is an eventually new year, Sweden which is for food culture and scary stories, Malawi which is the big five and beach life without the crowds, Mexico is sleeping giant which is walking, Seychelles which is for Paradise within reach, Belgium is high emotions in Europe's underrated gem, Macedonia is back from the future, and it's Balkan style, Malaysia is a revitalized Malaysia goes back to business.
The Hound of the Baskervilles
If you can make it past the slow beginning, you're in for a great mystery.
Sherlock Holmes is hired to find out if Sir Charles Baskerville's death was a murder or magical. It is believed by some that Charles was frightened to death after seeing a hell-hound. The footprints of a giant hound were found on the scene. Plus, the Legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles has surrounded the family for generations. One of their ancestors, Hugo Baskerville was said to have started the curse after he kidnapped a man's daughter. Dr. Watson is sent to the Baskerville Manor to protect the new owner, Henry Baskerville. Dr. Watson reports to Sherlock.
Then, it seems like several mysteries are unraveling. The servants in the Baskeville Manor begin to act strange; Henry's neighbor, a brother and sister act very odd; and a convicted felon is loose on the moor.
Can Watson and Sherlock prove that a person is behind the murder or is it supernatural? Check it out!
Percy Jackson : Titans Curse
The book i read , Percy jackson : Titans curse is one of the five books in the seris : Percy jackson & the olympians. After the event in book 2 (percy and his crew finding thalia , child of one of the big 3 gods , zeus)They go on with thier journey , with thalia joining of course. Grover is already attending a new school of his own. To check in on grovere and proceed thier mission in finding two half bloods they have to sneak into the school pretending to be students. At first they dont belive that they are really students but thalia being the child of zeus uses her gift to make the lady at the front desk belive she is. When they find grover they mix in with the other students so they coukld spy on the halfbloods who are sensed to have great power. Grover , thalia and annabeth all split up in 2's and annabeth and percy are together. They loose thier sight on the two half bloods so they go looking for them , when they find them they soon realize it was a trap but before they could react they were knocked out. When awoken they are tied up and try to get loose. later on they see the headmaster of the school is not human but a beast of his own. In the middle of fighting him a few little girls who looked about 12 came up and started to fight both them and the monster. these girls werent 12 , they only appeared that way (i forgot the gods name) but she was a god who could nevr age because of the thing she does. Percy and annabeth were fighting along side by side but they then were distracted in the middle of the fight when the principal of the school (who was not mortal) grabbed annabeth amking her fall and leaving everyone but the ageless girls shocked and emotinal. They were still shocked but had to find a way of bringing her back from where ever she went. pERCY , Thalia and grover then made thier way topo the camp (camp half blood) where they also brought the new halfbloods who were twins to the camp so they would rightly fit in. Percy obviously told chiron , the head master about the incident and they had to wait a while till they found new people to put on a quest to save her , knowing there was just more than saving they didnt choose percy right away.
Later on the next morning (i belive) they told the ageless girls , Thalia , and grover to go on the quest. And without percy because thalia (one of the big three) was also going and the quest said only one of the big three (percy was one too) when they were packed and ready to go they rode in a truck or car and percy then decided to fly on a pegases so they wouldnt see him... i could go on about the story but i choose not too. This book is a very great/challenging to those who are not use to these kind of stories. For me it was just a really intresting book which i really just wanted to keep reading so i got the whole seris (any thing that i saw had rick riordan!) a nerd for books i know , but i thin k these books have a meaning to your own charachter (yourself) percy jackson shows you that even with the weight of the world on your shoulders , even at the toughest times (even loosing a friend) you still have to either do what is in your own mind to choose or to stay or to either keep fighting because you know your the type of person not to give up. Oh and at the end after loosing one of the twins on the quest the other one turns out to be hades child which is a disaster seeing none of the three should have kids. Check it out!
I love this author and this book was so well written. It has great suspense and dystopian feel. I don't like how the book ends with Alex being killed after an entire book of them fighting the government just to be together. Check it out!
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
Greg wants to be famous one day but for now He's stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons. Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley, who finds himself thrust into middle school where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller,meaner,and already shaving. Greg said in his diary Just don't expect me to be all "Dear Diary" that. Check it out!
the struggle of a young adult adopted at birth when his real parents he does find who shall he choose to keep tha connection or let it sever? A riviting tale from beggining to end Check it out!
Rainbow in the cloud : the wisdom and spirit of Maya Angelou
I liked this book which was a compilation of many of Maya Angelou's most famous bits of wisdom by topic area. Her son put the book together after her recent death as a tribute to her and to honor her. Some of my favorite bits of her wisdom include:
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
"When people speak with brutal honesty, what is most remembered is the brutality, not the honesty."
"If one has courage, nothing can dim the light which shies from within."
"Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else."
"If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you an be."
"My hand is in the small of your back; I may let you stumble, but I will never let you fall."
"Since life is our most precious gift and since it is given to us to live but once, Let us so live that we will not regret years of uselessness and inertia." Check it out!
Andrew Lost: On The Dog
Andrew Lost On The Dog is about a kid named Andrew Dubble, who likes to invent things since he was four years old. He is now 10. He has invented a machine that can shrink anything called the, "Atom Sucker" with the help of his super smart pocket robot, Thudd. The Atom Sucker accidentally shrinks Andrew, Thudd, and Andrew's cousin, Judy. They soon find out that they are on top of their neighbors dog! They only have eight hours to get back to normal size, otherwise, they could be lost on the dog for good. Check it out!
This book was another amazing work from John Green! I love the main character, Miles, "Pudge". He so intellectual and the fact that he remember's the last words of most people is a rare talent. I also love him and Alaska together and it sort of reminds me of Perks of being a Wallflower since I feel like Emma Watson can play her. This also reminds me of how John Green is considering making a Looking For Alaska movie and I really hope it happens because I read The Fault in Our Stars and also saw the movie which was not a disappointment from the book in my opinion. But anyways this book made me feel the same way I felt reading The Fault in Our Stars, except it was happier of course. Check it out!
Grandmama loves telling stories about the witches. Real witches are the most dangerous and the most powerful of all living creatures. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face to face with The Grand High Witch herself. The Grand High Witch turned Grandmamma's son into a mouse. Check it out!