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Teen Summer Reading Program Starts Today!

24 Jun

Think Green @ the Newton Free LibraryPlease sign up for the YA Summer Reading Program, Think Green @ the Newton Free Library beginning today by going to and clicking on the Teen SRP 2010 tab on the Summer Reading page. The program runs from June 24th to Sept. 6th. Teens (entering 6th grade through 12th grade) must read, log, and include a short review of 3 books in order to be eligible for a gift certificate prize at the end of the summer.

“tnk grEn” is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Regional Library Systems, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.


Teen Reviews from 2009 Summer Reading Program

11 Dec

As part of our annual Summer Reading Program here at Newton Free Library, teens not only keep track of their reading with an online logbook, but they may choose to write brief reviews, complete with a rating/recommendation, to share with other readers.  In the genre of Science Fiction, here are three of the books that were read and recommended:

Firestorm by  David Klass

Rating: 4 – I really liked this book

Review: Jack is a kid who has ambitions, but he’s held back by his parents, who keep telling him not to stand out.  One day, he learns that he’s from the future; he possesses supernatural powers and is hunted by unknown people.  As he tries to escape from them, he meets up with an ESPer dog named Gisco, and a cold-hearted ninja girl, Eko.  Together, they try to recover Firestorm: an object said to prevent the destruction of the world.  This was the first book I had ever read by David Klass, and it was phenomenal.  I’ve been hooked on his other books as well, such as Danger Zone and Breakaway Run.  I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys action and sci-fi novels!

The Declaration by Gemma Malley

Rating: 5 – Don’t miss this one!!

Review: It’s the year 2140, and it’s a crime to be born.  Anna is a surplus, who hates her parents for bringing her to this world.  With a new surplus, Peter, her world changes forever.  Twists and confessions make you turn the pages.

The Resistance by Gemma Malley

Rating: 5 – Don’t miss this one!!

Review: The sequel to the amazing “The Declaration”.  Surpluses are having more of a use than they ever thought, and Longevity is brainwashing many.  There are more characters involved and captured in this book.  I’m hoping that this will be a trilogy or a series!  A must read!

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