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
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.
Title
Guilt
Author
Jonathan Kellerman
Rating
Good.
Summary
A skillful psychologist finds a series of horrific events that occur in a neighborhood. An infant body found,a woman shot in the head. Holloywood elite family with ties to it all. Twitst and turns make this story unique in the ending.
Enjoy?
I enjoyed this book because of the different plots and charters who made this story interesting from the very beginning.
Suggest?
Jonathan kept my interest thoughtout the whole book. His series of characters intertwine with each other to make an interesting ending.
Title
Maisie Dobbs
Author
Jacqueline Winspear
Rating
Good.
Summary
Maise Dobbs is the first in a series of books about this character. This first book introduces Maisie as a private investigator. As she is investigating her first case it brings back memories of how she became who she is. It starts out in 1929 but through flashbacks you learn Maisie's story starting at age 13.
Enjoy?
I enjoyed it because besides telling the story of Maisie and her investigation it is historical fiction and tells a bit about WWI. It also had some elements of Downton Abbey as Maisie had to go into service for a Lord and Lady.
Suggest?
I would recommend it especially if readers are interested in historical fiction.
Title
Wallflower in Bloom
Author
Claire Cook
Rating
Good.
Summary
Deirdre works for her brother, a lifestyle "guru". However she is tired of devoting her life to him and wants to find out who she really is so one night after having a little too much to drink she applies to Dancing with the Stars. She uses her brother's celebrity to win a place on the show. During rehearsals she finally figures out who she wants to be.
Enjoy?
I mostly enjoyed it. There were times when I was annoyed by the back and forth between Deirdre and her brother Tag.
Suggest?
Not sure.