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   Teen Read Month 2012   
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Earn $5 off library card fees (up to $50) EACH time you attend a Teen Read Month event, write a book review (at least three sentences, no kiddie books!) OR submit art/writing to Create!Zine. PLUS, for each activity, you'll earn one entry into special prize drawings including a GRAND PRIZE drawing for one of 5 NEW Google Nexus 7 tablets!






Reviews
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Title
The Fault in Our Stars
Author
John Greene
Review
This book is seriously like no other. John Greene did a superlative job of writing it. The characters have descriptive, realistic personalities, so when one hing happens to that character it feels like it is happening to yourself. I could say that i like this book bu ti don't. I adore it! It doesn't mask what it feels like to have cancer and it shows what a teenager's life is like when they are diagnosed with an illness. Please read <3 You will love it :)  View at phoenixpubliclibrary.org
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Title
The Future of Us
Author
Jay Asher, Carolyn Mackler
Review
In 1996, and less than 50% of all U.S high school students have never even used the Internet. A girl named Emma just got her first computer and along with it came and American Online CD ROM. She also has a best frind named Josh. They turn on the computer and log on, then find themselves logged onto Facebook, fifteen years in the future! Everybody wonders what their future will be like. Emma and Josh are going to find out. So hopefully you will read the book!
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Title
My Sister's Keeper
Author
Jodi Picoult
Review
After being captivated and moved by the movie, I decided to read the book. Many people recommended it to me, so I decided to give it a chance. The book made me think outside-of-the-box, and gave me a perspective of what most of the characters where feeling. It was filled with drama. It gave us a sense of what the family ,relationships, and disease meant to the characters . To me it made me jump into the character Anna and wonder what I might of done. It seemed so realistic. Every page was filled with details and exciting new information. I believe everyone who enjoyed the movie should read the book. To my surprise the book had a completely different ending then the movie. I interpreted most scenes in the book differently then the director of the movie. I believe both are amazing works of art. I highly recommend it to teenagers all around the world. The book was so good, that I didn't even realize that I read 512 pages. Here is the synopsis and I hope all of you decide to read it as well! Synopsis;
Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate - a life and a role that she has never questioned… until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister - and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable… a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life… even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less?  View at phoenixpubliclibrary.org
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