We are so excited to be doing the RPL Teen Summer Reading Club again this year. And it’s so easy!
If you read a great book and want to tell everyone about it, write a review and post it on our blog! It’s that easy! Visit the RPL Teen Hub blog to see what Richmond teens are reading, chat with other teens and post book reviews on the blog to win prizes! Reviews can be written or submitted in video or audio form!
How do I join?
- Send your email address to email@example.com
- Accept the email invitation
- Create an anonymous username/profile
- Post as many book reviews as you like, but only ONE review PER WEEK counts as a chance at a weekly prize!!
And there is more than one way to join the Teen Summer Reading Club this summer! Be sure to pick up your Teen Summer Reading Club Booklet at any RPL branch. Collect stamps to be entered into weekly prize draws, participate in the Teen SRC Bingo and the Library Scavenger Hunt! The more you do, the more chances you have to win!
Weekly Prizes include: Books, swim and Oval passes, gift certificates from Fresh Slice Pizza, Apex Adventure Park, New York Fries, eSpot, Go Karts and more!
Grand Prizes: $100 gift certificate for Richmond Centre for the most book reviews posted on the Teen Hub blog and $100 gift certificate for Richmond Centre for completing the booklet (this will be a prize draw).
For more information: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (604) 231-6412
Wow. Just wow. I Hunt Killers had me captured from the beginning to the end. I was stunned by the author’s, (Barry Lyga‘s) choice of words. Throughout the whole book I felt as though I was walking in the protagonist’s shoes. This book is a about a boy named Jasper (Jazz) Dent who was raised by the world’s most notorious serial killer, Billy Dent. Ever since birth, Jazz was raised to kill, but now that he is 17, he knows that it’s not his destiny to be a serial killer. However, there are still flickers of doubt in his heart. Jazz never knows when he might slash out and murder… even if it’s his girlfriend, Connie. Billy Dent is no longer on the loose, but someone, going under the name ‘The Impressionist’, is following Billy Dent’s footsteps, and bodies are piling up… even faster than Billy’s kills.
Even though each page is more horrifying than the next, I kept on going, as if a strange force was willing me to go on. Along with the ‘I Hunt Killers‘ trilogy, the second and third books are: ‘Game‘ and ‘Blood of my Blood‘. One of my favorite book trilogies!
!BOOK 1 SPOILER ALERT!
YES! I FINALLY FINISHED BOOK 2 OF THE I HUNT KILLERS TRILOGY!!! Book 2, Game, was just as thrilling as the first! Jasper (Jazz) Dent, son of the most notorious serial killer in the world, helped Lobo Nod’s police catch his father several months ago, but an unfortunate event has let the killer (Billy Dent) escape from prison. Now, Billy Dent is on the loose, more ready to kill, than ever. But that’s the least of Jazz’s concerns. Another killer, named the ‘Hat-Dog Killer’ has the Big Apple in a panic. When a determined NYC detective comes running to Jazz for help, Jazz can’t turn him down, but he isn’t sure if it’s worth it. He has already solved a crime… but can he solve another one… and risk getting caught up with the killer’s murderous game?
Throughout the whole book, I found each page hair-raising and thrilling. I definitely recommend this book (but read the first book (I Hunt Killers) before this). Trust me, you won’t regret it! 🙂
The Love That Split The World is an astounding book with deep and profound meaning. It stars a girl named Natalie who sees the ‘wrong things’. Instead of seeing a garden store, she sees a preschool. Instead of opening a lime green door to her house, she opens a strawberry red one. At first it only affects part of her daily life, but as things get more complicated, she realizes that life isn’t as easy as it was before. The next thing she knows, she meets a boy named Beau, who shares similar visions.
Emily Henry made this novel both beautiful and emotional. This book will be tear-stained from the numerous people who are touched by Natalie’s courage, Beau’s talent, or the sacrifices that are made to make this novel so achingly perfect and gorgeous.
Fist things first: VICTORIA AVEYARD LEGITIMATELY CAME TO MY SCHOOL! My school’s librarian invited her to our school to launch her latest book :War Storm. But anyways, she came to sign books and everything… but that’s not the best part! The best part is that Red Queen is my top favorite book!
This book is based generally on 2 types of ‘humans’. Those with red blood and those with silver blood. The Silverbloods have abilities unlike the Redbloods, who are treated as slaves continuously every day. But the strangeness doesn’t stop there! Mare, a ‘Red’ girl, finds out that she has powers to control and generate electricity. This causes a lot of commotion in the silver world, and hunters are hunting her down- alive, or dead.
I stayed up all night reading this book! I just couldn’t put it down! This book deserves 1000000 out of 10 stars! 😉
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck is a phenomenal classic set inancient China. It is the first book in the House of Earth Trilogy and is arguably the best. This story tells of a common farmer by the name of Wang Lung and the hardships he and his family must endure. The story begins as Wang Lung meets his arranged bride: O-Lan, a servant from the noble house of Hwang. He and his new bride prosper for many years on the humble land of his father. However, when famine comes, the Wang family must move out or starve as the end becomes inevitable.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the plot and characters were flawless and each character had a very gritty and believable personality. Unlike many books, there is no real hero or a typical dramatic climax, but when you reach the end of the book, you are itching for the next book to read. The realism in this story can be unsuitable for younger children with no hesitation to bring up oppression of women, and the horrors of famine and poverty. The author also clearly shows the effect of wealth on a man and how the greed inside him will grow.
Thank you for all the wonderful poetry submissions! We have a wide range of poems from teens all over Richmond. We will get back to you soon with the winner!
ONLY 1 WEEK LEFT TO SUBMIT YOUR POEMS!!!
- Age Categories:
- Group 1: 13-15 years old
- Group 2: 16-18 years old
- Any format of poem is acceptable.
- Length: No longer than one single-spaced typed page
- Must be an original work
- Groups 1 & 2:
- 1st Place – $25 gift certificate to Richmond Centre
- 2nd Place – $10 gift certificate to Richmond Centre
- Creativity, clarity, originality, and the literary merit or message of the poem
* RPL reserves the right to disqualify any offensive and/or inappropriate submission
In my opinion, Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas was equally bad and good at the same time. Let’s begin on a good note, all things awesome about this book; Sarah J Maas is honestly a phenomenal author and she has never ceased to amaze me, if you have read the rest of the books in this series, you would know exactly why ;). This book was no exception, the plot is truly incredible and well-planned, nothing happens for no reason.
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