Monday, July 16, 2007

Teen Summer Reading Challenge
Congratulations to our weekly prize winners for July 16: Sophia L. and Emily C.!

Tell Me About It! Here’s what some of our teen readers at BWBL are saying about the books they’re reading:

Begging for Change by Sharon Flake—Realistic--"It’s about a girl that learns to forgive and have compassion."—Kemi O. (rating 9 of 10)

Frogs and French Kisses by Sarah Mlynowski—Romance/Fantasy--"A girl tries to get her sister, who’s a witch, to get her crush to like her."—Jennifer L. (rating 9 of 10)

Golden by Cameron Dokey—Fantasy--"Unwanted by her mother, Rapunzel grows up with a sorceress. When Rapunzel turns 16, she learns about Rue, the sorceress’s daughter, whom she must save."—Sophia L. (rating 7 of 10)

The Mediator, Book 1 by Meg Cabot—Adventure--"Susannah Simon can talk to the dead in order to help them get to their afterlife point. She moves with her mom to California and has an adventure with her new life."—Marisa P. (rating 8.5 of 10)

The Rescue by Kathryn Lasky—Fantasy--"Soren the owl’s teacher has been captured. He will have to learn a lot to rescue him, and face the dangerous Metal Beak."—Xavier G. (rating 8 of 10)

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor—Historical—“This book was really good. It describes a family’s struggle to deal with a man that is getting on to them for shopping at the wrong store. Also their friend T.J. gets himself and his friends in a lot of trouble.”—Rachel D.

Things Left Unsaid by Stephanie Hemphill—Realistic—“Sarah, perfect straight A student and good girl, befriends the school rebel, Robin. Her life changes and now she’s questioning her family, friendships, grades, and school.”—Emily C. (rating 8 of 10)

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