Irondequoit Public Library Summer Reading 2013
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Program Description
Anyone 18 years-old and above is welcome to participate in the adult summer reading program! Fill out an entry form at the library or submit a review online for each book, eBook, or audiobook you read. One title per entry. Weekly winners will be drawn each Monday and there will be a grand prize at the end of the summer. The program begins Friday, June 21st and runs through Friday, August 2nd.

First-time users, click Sign Me Up to create an account. Once you are logged in, click on “Add/See Books” to create an online book review. Fill out the review and click “Save” to submit. All submitted reviews are eligible for the weekly raffle.


Book Reviews
Title
Fly Away
Author
Kristin Hannah
Rating
Eh.
Summary
After Kate dies her family and friends have trouble keeping it all together.
Enjoy?
I did not enjoy this book as much as I have other books by Kristin Hannah. I felt that it was pretty depressing.
Suggest?
I would if they like Kristin Hannah.
Title
The Martian Chronicles
Author
Ray Bradbury
Rating
Eh.
Summary
A series of short stories written in 1950 about a future history of the colonization of Mars.
Enjoy?
It was ok for me, meaning that I generally do not read science fiction. I found some chapters more interesting that others. Bradbury writes with great imagination and upon close examination a reader can delve into the many messages he included about human life on Earth.
Suggest?
Yes, if you want to try something a little different. It interesting to read a book that was written in 1950 and set in the future, including up to 2013 and beyond!
Title
The Wanderer
Author
Robyn Carr
Rating
Excellent!
Summary
This is Book 1 in a new series that she has created about the (fictional, I think) town of Thunder Point, Oregon. As such, the reader is introduced to many of the characters in the town, as well as their relationships, backgrounds, and situations that they are involved with.
Enjoy?
I did enjoy the book. The author describes each character as well as what the town, Thunder Point, is like in great detail - this makes me feel as if I know the town and the people in it, or at the very least, I want to visit them!
Suggest?
If you liked Robyn Carr's Virgin River series, I would definitely recommend this book (and the subsequent books that will follow). I already can't want to read the next few books in the series!
Title
Stotan!
Author
Chris Crutcher
Rating
Good.
Summary
The backdrop for this book is the senior year of high school for 4 boys on the swim team. While swimming is a consistent factor in the story, it is not what the book is about. The book is about such themes as friendship, responsibility, courage and life itself. Many lessons are embedded into the story without coming right out identifying themselves as such.
Enjoy?
Yes, the author's pacing is very easy to follow and there are certain sequences where he produces a feeling for the reader to want to know what happens next. The 183 pages move quick.
Suggest?
Yes, especially if you like books that "teach" as well as entertain. This is the type of book that may appeal to a reluctant reader. There are several interesting interactions between the boys on the swim team as well as with the student body.