What Are You Reading This Summer?

It’s summer time and you know what that means: SUMMER READING PROGRAM! Beginning June, 7th, you can sign up at any IMCPL library and start earning points for reading! Then redeem your points for neat prizes like Silly Bands (5 points) or a Monskey (100 points)! Need more info? Click here.


Want to do more? Sign up for the Reading Giants program. Teens, in grades 6-12, will earn 50 points for every 15 minutes spent reading aloud to other children in the library. Once you fill up your Reading Giants point card and write an essay describing your volunteer experience, you’ll be entered in a gift card drawing.
Now the fun part: START READING! Don’t know where to start? Here’s what teens around the city are recommending:

 

Maximum Ride

 

Maximum Ride by James Patterson (FIC PAT), recommended by Grace:

Maximum Ride is a great book.  I got it for my birthday just a couple days ago.  My best friend Carly gave it to me.  If you decide to read it, I recommend it to people about 10 or older.  “There’s a bit of blood guts and glory in it but it is still good.” my friend said.   James Patterson is a good author.  

 

 Thirst No. 1

 

Thirst No. 1 by Christopher Pike (TEEN FIC Pik), recommended by Kylie:

This book was the most elaborate literature I have ever read. It felt like I was really there, by Alisa Perne/Sita’s side. I loved It!!!!!! I just started no. 2 and I hope it is just as good!
Peace Out. 

 

  

 

Simply Divine by Jacquelin Thomas (TEEN FIC THO), recommended by Alexus:

Simply Divine
simply divine is about a girl named divine who has got it all the clothes, shoes, friends, and the most famous mom/singer. her dad is horrible. she calls her dad jerome instead of calling him dad. her mom and dad are on drugs and her father is cheating on her mother and abusive. it was the awards night so her mom, dad and her showed up. After jerome left to go somewhere but it turns out he killed his second wife because they were fighting over something stupid and he had a son that was just born and the son was in the room. jerome has been in and out of the court house many times but never went to jail but this time he is going and divines mom is going to rehab to get better. that leaves divine to go to live with her uncle and his family who she has never met. so she says she hates but she has no choice but once you get into the book there are SOME sunny days ahead for Divine. 

 

    Cat Among the Pigeons

Cat Among the Pigeons by Julia Golding (jFIC GOL), recommended by Flo:

this book has a good plot and it has the always needed love interest and a good sense of suspension and you are always looking forward to the next page. 

 

 

  

  

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (FIC PAT) by James Patterson, recommended by Sar Bear:

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
i really loved this book so interesting. Ya know i wanted the first 2 books but they were late so i read the 3rd one first it was awesome!!!! As a amateur artist/book writer myself i love reading the last book in a series and knowing everything they are talking about. No offense harry potter. Or its fans.
Another book i would love to comment on is twilight i know everyone is insane and stephanie meyer is a very good artist seeing how everyone has run out of original ideas therefore giving me readers block syndrome at the moment. Well anywho i think some of u need to calm down also although i love seeing things being turned into movies cause it makes people my age love to read more it ruins my imagination of the character so sometimes i wonder should they make books into movies?  

 

  

The Mysterious Benedict Society

 The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (jFIC STE), recommended by Kylie:

Now THIS is a good book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure, mysteries, problem solving, and surprises. Although I only read it in a night, (I’m a speed reader) It is a fair sized book. (400-550 Pages) Also try the sequels.

  

  

  

 

New Moon

 New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (TEEN FIC MEY), recommended by Alexus:

its the best book you will ever read. if you have seen the movie don’t spoil it for others. jacob,bella,edward. you just won’t believe what happens in this book. from jacob in the wolf pack to edward asking bella to marry him. there are some parts when jacob has moments with bella.its amazing. once you read this book i promise you that you won’t regret and it won’t be a waste of your time. so read the book then go see the movie there will be some differences. after you read new moon then read ‘ECLIPSE’ you will love the twilight series  

 

  

Breaking Dawn

 Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (TEEN FIC MEY), recommended by Cody:

I really enjoyed this book; the action, the romance, and even the dramatic feeling of all of the characters. However, I didn’t enjoy the characters point of views. I personally thought that edward should have had a book of his own to show his perspective of the issues or problems going on. But besides that i really enjoyed the book! :) From the truth of my eyes and my heart.   

 

 Spy Goddess 2: To Hawaii with Love

 

Spy Goddess 2: To Hawaii with Love by Michael Spradlin (TEEN FIC SPR), recommended by Ireisy:

it was a very good book with lots of adventure.

 

 

When Writers Write by Kathleen MacDonald (808.0427), recommended by Alexus:

i love this book it the best thing ever you can find this book on the fifth floor at the central library downtown.

New Moon

Are you burning with desire for the release of New Moon the movie? The anticipation is building for November 20th!! You might be wondering how Jake will look as a wolf and how Bella’s dark gloom will be portrayed on the big screen. If you want some sneak peaks of trailers from the film go to the New Moon website.  You could also reread the book or look up other books about the series.

The Pike Branch of IMCPL is hosting a New Moon Fest on November 17th at 5 pm. There will be New Moon scene dramatic interpretations, the chance learn and share trivia about the making of the movie, and you can even learn how to make yourself glow like a vampire. Come dressed as you favorite vamp or were if you dare!

The Twilight Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series

The Twilight Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Teens Top Ten

Have you ever wanted to know what the top teen book is? YALSA`s Teen Top Ten contest is the place to go to nominate your favorite teen book and see what is most popular. To see the nominations and vote for your favorite go to the Teen Top Ten site between August 24th and September 18th to vote. The winners will be announced in a live webcast during Teen Read Week, which is October 18th-24th.

There are some great books on the list! Do you like vampires? If you do check out Untamed by P.C. and Kristen Cast, a mother-daughter writing team. If you’re looking for something that is a little more realistic, but still has some adventure check out Paper Towns by John Green. There are also classic favorites like Breaking Dawn and The Hunger Games on the list.

Tell your friends and vote yourself because the more people that vote the more accurate the winner will be. You can find all these books at your local library branch. Although many of them are hot items that you might have to request.

The nominees with their IMCPL call numbers are:

Graceling

Graceling by Kristin Cashore TEEN FIC CAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untamed

Untamed by Kristen and P.C. Cast TEEN FIC CAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Ashes

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare TEEN FIC CLA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins TEEN FIC COL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Truancy

Truancy by Fukui Isama TEEN FIC FUK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Truancy: Origins

Truancy: Origins by Fukui Isama TEEN FIC FUK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman jFIC GAI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper Towns

Paper Towns by John Green TEEN FIC GRE

 

 

 

 

 

Runemarks

Runemarks by Joanne Harris TEEN FIC HAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identical

Identical by Ellen Hopkins TEEN FIC HOP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart TEEN FIC LOC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daughter of the Flames

Daughter of the Flames by Zoë Marriott TEEN FIC MAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wake

Wake by Lisa McMann TEEN FIC MCM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer TEEN FIC MEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bloodline

Bloodline by Katy Moran TEEN FIC MOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness TEEN FIC NES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evermore

Evermore by Alyson Noël TEEN FIC NOE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geek Charming

Geek Charming by Robin Palmer TEEN FIC PAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melting Stones

Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce jFIC PIE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living Dead Girl

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott TEEN FIC SCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eternal

Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith TEEN FIC SMI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flygirl

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith TEEN FIC SMI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wherever Nina Lies

Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten TEEN FIC WEI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impossible

Impossible by Nancy Werlin TEEN FIC WER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absolutely Maybe

Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee TEEN FIC YEE

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer: Reviewed by Alexis

Beaking Dawn Alexis, a library user, had the following to say about Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer.

Warning: there are some mild spoilers in the review. So if you haven’t read the book yet, continue reading at your own risk.

See Alexis’ Review

And now the book, Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer, is reviewed by a library user

TwilightTwilight was a great book that captured me from the first sentence. I loved this book and so did all of my friends. I recommend it to EVERYONE because i am sure that you will love it too. The topic of vampires (or romance) might give you doubts about the book but trust me, it’s not what you think it will be like. To tell you the truth i am OBSESSED with the book (and the series) and have read the first book 5 times! If you like the book/series send an email to Steph to ask her to finish and publish “Midnight Sun”, “Twilight” in Edward’s point of view (it was leaked onto the internet) So check it out because you won’t regret it…
–Kiran