Summer Reading 2015
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Welcome to the Marin County Free Library Summer Reading Program!

   Teen Summer Reading 2015   

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Read, Explore, Win Prizes!

Sign up for this year's online teen summer reading program, and post about the books you're reading or the adventures you're having this summer. Did you read a great book (or a terrible one)? Attend a library program? Did you go to the fair, a concert, camp? Learn something new at a museum or see something amazing in one of our state or national parks?

Each post is entered into a weekly branch raffle, as well as the raffles for the branch and county-wide grand prizes.

Just for signing up, choose one free book at your branch (while supplies last).

Click the "Sign Me Up!" button above to register. Once you're logged in, click the "Submit Post" button at the bottom of the page to get started.

2015 branch grand prizes: $50 Visa gift cards!

2015 county-wide grand prize: an iPad mini!



To comment on a post or to rate it, click the "View All Posts" button below. You'll find a text search on that page to help locate specific posts.



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Title of Book or Name of Activity
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Anne Brashares
3 Sentences
This book is about four friends who can all fit into a pair of jeans they found at the thrift shop. The friends then dub those pants 'magic' and decide to form a sisterhood of the traveling pants. Each girl has her own adventures wearing those pants.
Best/Worst Thing
It's part of a series!!!!!!!!!!
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The Princess Diaries: Volume I by Meg Cabot
3 Sentences
In this novel, a teenage girl who is seen as a freak at school by the cool people learns something about herself. She finds she is a princess and has to go through change, both physically and in her life. She is no longer just normal, but she has the weight of ruling Genovia in the future on her shoulders.
Best/Worst Thing
The best thing about this book is that it's about a girl who is just going through teenage change and to top it all of has more to worry about and it can relate to some teenagers who have to go through different things in life, but they are all teenagers trying to survive high school. Another best thing is that her best friend Lily can be very mean to her, but her conversations always manage to make readers laugh. The worst thing is that the main character is blind to who really likes and chooses the jerk, popular guy to "fall in love with."
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The Grimm Conculsion by Adam Gidwitz
3 Sentences
As the final ending to the Grimm series, you venture with twins Jorinda and Joringel (you'll get the pronunciations once you read it, I promise) in their truly grim and most definitely bloody adventures. After being born and killing their father out of too much sheer happiness, they grow up with a mother who locks herself up in her study, a homicidal step-father, wretched and beautiful step sisters, and a Juniper Tree. In this combination of classic fairy-tales, you're introduced to the REAL grimmness of it all, not the sappy, censored children's tales of fairy god-mothers and pumpkin carriages. And ya know, you also get to live through the reign of a little tyrant girl, meet some Unicorns, break the fourth wall and actually MEET the narrator, and also go the Hell (quite literally, Joringle ACTUALLY goes there and ends up making the Devil cry). And best of all, you'll just LOVE the Devil's Grandmother.
Best/Worst Thing
The story telling method of this book was to die for (and trust me plenty of people did). It's the perfect balance of groutesque humor and out-right relatable and realistic narration - not to mention the perfectly done abolishment of the fourth wall.
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