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Registration for Teen Read, volunteering, and all teen programs begins on May 27th in the library. When registering for Teen Read don't forget to pick up your reading folder. Reporting begins June 30th.
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Reviews
Title
Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key
Author
Jack Gantos
Review
Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key was a good book. I liked when Joey swallowed the key without the string to pull it up and out of his stomach! I also liked when Joey got his dog. Books with dogs involved in them, I like the most.
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Title
Dicey`s Song
Author
Cynthia Voigt
Review
This was a really heart touching book about a family of kids who had to make it out in the world on their own. personally I liked the first book better but this one was just as good.
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Title
The Son of Neptune
Author
Rick Riordan
Review
This book is about a group of friends named Percy Jackson, Hazel Levesque, and Frank Zhang as their adventure to free the Greek God of death, Thanatos, to make it possible to kill the evil misanthropic, sociopathic, and just plain evil monsters and giants. At first, the book is extremely well paced, with plenty of surprise. If you read the Percy Jackson series, you will know who the first of these characters is. Hazel has the most interesting backstory out of the prophecy's group if you have read the Percy Jackson series. However, Frank was learning who he was this book. He has the coolest ancestry and powers. You can almost feel like you are in the book and you can see him as a child in your mind's eye. The middle of the book also has quite a few interesting surprises. You learn the secrets here and there is a lot of exploration, death, and death threats. The ending is good for a novel of its kind and thoroughly wraps up the book, while leaving you waiting for the next one. It is an interesting cliffhanger and foreshadows that something will go wrong. If you reread the book, you see hints about the past of the characters that you didn’t notice before. I like to reread it and see how many hints I could find. My favorite part was when they met Octavian. I like how they made him a villain who was not physically powerful, but mentally. The team’s powers are very interesting and I find them to be a well-balanced and powerful team. This book is very well paced, surprising, and is long….ish. It is 513 pages. It is definitely a great read.
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Title
My Summer Of Pink And Green
Author
Lisa Greenwald
Review
I read the first book, "My Life in Pink and Green" and I absolutely loved it! I could really relate to her because she wanted to change the world, but she's a teenager and everybody thinks she can't do it. The sequel (this book) was as a good as the first one!
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Title
Reel Life Starring us
Author
Lisa Greenwald
Review
I think this was an amazing book. This author has written many great books such as my favorite the Pink and Green series, but this book was just as great!
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Title
Spoiled
Author
Jessica Morgan
Review
I think that this book was okay. Some parts were good but some were irrelevant to the story.
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Title
Unlikely Loves
Author
Jennifer S. Holland
Review
This was a wonderful book. It contains 42 heartwarming true stories from the animal kingdom. I also loved the sequel Unlikely Friendships.
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Title
The Horse and his Boy
Author
C. S. Lewis
Review
I thought this was a good book, but I enjoyed the previous one in the series more.
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Title
Survivors- The Empty City
Author
Erin Hunter
Review
I did not like this book, compared to the other series Warriors. The begginning ten pages were very engaging and drove quite well, but the rest of the book was repetitive. Very little plot, character ingenuity or action happening for long periods of time before SOMETHING worth reading came up. Then it got confusing and pointless.
Rating
Title
A corner of the universe
Author
Ann M. Martin
Review
I really enjoyed this book! I read it during my free time and I read more then once. It was a little sad but it was still enjoyable. Check it out at the library today!
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Title
Falling In
Author
Francis Dowell
Review
I was disappointed in this book. Unlike the authors other books, this book kept dragging on.
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Title
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Author
C.S. Lewis
Review
This is a wonderful story whether you go to it for the deeper truths found here or just for the story itself. I loved this book as well as the others in the series.
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Title
Absolutely Almost
Author
unknown
Review
funny and a good read
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Title
The Hostile Hospitle
Author
Lemony Snicket
Review
This is the eighth book in the series of unfortunate events. This is a really good series full of suspense
Rating
Title
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X
Author
James Patterson and Michael Lewidge
Review
This book is about a boy named Daniel X's adventures as he exterminates aliens throughout the universe. At first, the book is extremely well paced, with plenty of surprise. You can almost feel like you are in the book and you can see him as a child in your mind's eye. The middle of the book also has quite a few interesting surprises. They are predictable at times, but you can truly feel taken aback by some of the plot twist. The ending is good for a novel of its kind and thoroughly wraps up the book, while leaving you waiting for the next one.
The book also has a lot of interesting parts. My favorite part was when he had to protect himself from from the cops who thought (rightly)that he was an orphan. His powers are very interesting and I find Daniel to be a likeable and adaptable protagonist.
This book is very well paced, surprising, and is usably long. 92 chapters is nothing to sneeze at, although I would have liked it if the chapters were longer. I would say that it is an excellent read, and worth all of your time.
Rating
Title
The Apprentices
Author
Maile Meloy
Review
The sequel to the Apothecary!!! Great book!!!! Anyone and everyone should read this!!!
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Title
The Apothecary
Author
Maile Meloy
Review
This is one of the best books ever!!!!! This is such an interesting mystery/action/romance book! I would recommend this for 7-10 graders! Please read this amazing book!!!
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Title
If A Tree Falls At Lunch Period
Author
Gennifer Choldenko
Review
This was a great book! It shows the story from two sides! It has a great surprise ending! I recommend this for all 6-9 graders
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Title
Another Day As Emily
Author
Eileen Spinelli
Review
I really loved this book! I loved the fact that it also got into Emily Dickinson! It also makes each part of the story into short poems! Great for 6-9 graders!
Rating
Title
Winter Sky
Author
Patricia Reilly Giff
Review
I really enjoyed this book! It isn't a long read but a good, short mystery! I recommend this to 6-8 graders.
Rating
Title
Leap Day
Author
Wendy Mass
Review
I loved how interesting this book was. It shows the story of people from many different views.
Rating
Title
Firegirl
Author
Tony Abbott
Review
The storyline is really amazing! I loved how well put together this was. It's a short read but completely worth it!
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Title
The Vile Village
Author
Lemony Snicket
Review
This is the 7th book in this amazing, full of suspense movie. it is the kind of sries that has a cliff hanger at the end of each book, which I love.
Rating
Title
Once Upon A Curse
Author
E.D. Baker
Review
This was actually the first book in this series that I read but despite that I was able to enjoy this book fully. The story was so interesting and the action so exciting that it promoted me to search out the first book, which I read.
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Title
Notorious
Author
Cecily Von Ziegar
Review
This was a great book. If you have read the gossip girl series you will like this book series too. I recommend this book to girls not boys.
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