Teen Read Reviews Rincon Valley

The Rincon Valley teens are busy reading this summer.  Check out what they are saying:

Reviewed by: Mariah, 9th grade
Title & Author: 7 Souls by Barnabas Miller
Book Description: Mary Shayne is killed and due to a spell must relive the day of her death in 7 people’s bodies.
Why I picked it up: It seemed interesting and I enjoy murder mysteries.
Why I finished it: It’s now my new favorite book! I couldn’t put it down.
I’d recommend it to: People who like a mystery that keeps you guessing until the end.
This book rated: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Mariah, 9th grade
Title & Author: White Darkness by Geraldine McCraughrean
Book Description: Sym Wates goes on a trip to Antarctica with her uncle and Titus Oates. It’s a crazy quest to survive until the end.
Why I picked it up: The book summary made me want to read it.
Why I finished it: In every chapter, more and more secrets were revealed.
I’d recommend it to: People who enjoy a good book filled with surprising secrets about each character.
This book rated: 4 stars

Reviewed by: Mariah, 9th grade
Title & Author: American Born Chinese by Gene Yang
Book Description: In this graphic novel, everyone is not who they seem. It follows the lives of an American born Chinese and a monkey king.
Why I picked it up: The illustrations were very talented and the book was a Printz Award winner.
Why I finished it: It was strange, and had a strange ending. It ended abruptly and I thought there was more.
I’d recommend it to: People who are fans of both suspense and surprise should read this.
This book rated: 2 ½ stars

Reviewed by: James, 12th grade
Title & Author: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Book Description: This science fiction is a melee of comical events surrounding an everyday character thrust into an unimaginable world.
Why I picked it up: My uncle gave it to me and I finally got around to reading it.
Why I finished it: It wasn’t terribly long, but filled with twists and turns every page.
I’d recommend it to: Anyone who has ever had an interest in scfi, past or present.
This book rated: 3 ½ stars

Reviewed by: James, 12th grade
Title & Author: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Book Description: This book analysis the split second decisions we make as humans and how important they are to us as individuals.
Why I picked it up: It was recommended to me from a friend.
Why I finished it: Gladwell is a compelling writer and his discussion of this topic is fascinating.
I’d recommend it to: Anyone interested in how we function, or looking for an intriguing read.
This book rated: 4 stars

Reviewed by: Carolina, 9th grade
Title & Author: Your Eyes in Stars by M.E. Kerr
Book Description: Jessie’s father is the warden at the local prison. Then comes Elsa from Germany.
Why I picked it up: The title sounded very interesting. I read the summary and found out it took place in the 1930’s.
Why I finished it: I wanted to find out more about Slater, Jessie, and Elsa.I hoped their mom’s would get along.
I’d recommend it to: Anyone who likes a good friendship story without a lot of fluff.
This book rated: 4 stars

Reviewed by: Cecilia, 9th grade
Title & Author: Please Read (if at all possible) by Kate Engelbrecht
Book Description: It is a book of pictures that supposedly describe girls but most of the pictures were of girls posing in front of a mirror.
Why I picked it up: The title sounded interesting.
Why I finished it: I was hoping some more meaningful pictures would show up, like a girl playing soccer or an instrument.
I’d recommend it to: I didn’t see anything positive in this book so I wouldn’t recommend it.
This book rated: 3 stars

Reviewed by: Ameelvi, 10th grade
Title & Author: Feed by M.T. Anderson
Book Description: Set in the future everyone has a feed embedded in their heads that broadcasts sales and ads. It’s basically the internet in your mind. One feed malfunctions and leads to a tragedy.
Why I picked it up: The summary sounded interesting.
Why I finished it: It felt like I was learning about another culture.
I’d recommend it to: Scifi lovers.
This book rated: 4 stars

Reviewed by: Pratiksha, 7th grade
Title & Author: Into the Woods by Lyn Gardner
Book Description: Storm and Aurora Eden live peacefully at Eden End until their mother dies while having a baby. After, their dad disappears and leaves the Eden sisters on there own. Before the mother dies she gives Storm a flute which has given the Edens trouble. A crazy Dr. is trying to get it and only Storm can save them. The flute has extremely powerful powers that could be the fate of the world.
Why I picked it up: I saw the title and read the summary and I loved it.
Why I finished it: The plot was so good I couldn’t stop reading it.
I’d recommend it to: People who like adventures, sad, and love stories.
This book rated: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Emily, 9th grade
Title & Author: Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins
Book Description: Lance’s life after beating cancer and winning his first Tour d’France, up until he won his fourth.
Why I picked it up: My dad recommended it because I had nothing else to read.
Why I finished it: It was very interesting and informative, not at all boring.
I’d recommend it to: Cycling fans.
This book rated: 5 stars

Teen Read Book Reviews!

Have you signed up for Teen Read yet?  Have you read a great book this summer?  For every book you read for the Teen Read, you need to fill out a book review card.  If you do, you may see your review up on the blog! 

Here are some teen book reviews from the Northwest branch:

Justin Bieber: First step 2 forever by Justin Bieber- 4 Stars

Review by:  Araceli, 9th grade

Book description: Justin talks about how his life changed just  by putting up a video on Youtube.

I picked this book because I am a fan of his and it counted for the reading bingo. I finished the book because I found it interesting to read and would recommend it to all my friends.

Miles to go by Miley Cyrus ; with Hilary Liftin – 4 stars
Review by: Elena, 7th grade

This biography talks about the life of singer/actress, Miley Cyrus, beginning with her birth and until reaching age 16.

Why I picked it up: …because it seemed interesting;

I finished it: because it was worth reading.

I'd recommend this to a teenage friend.

Teen Read 2012 starts today!

Teen Read Starts Today!

Today is the first day to register for Teen Summer Reading!  Go to your local library and get your bingo card and start crossing of squares today!

Programs happening this week:

Wednesday, June 6th at 2 pm:  Henna Art at Guerneville
Thursday, June 7th at 3 pm:  Wii Gaming at Rincon Valley
Thursday, June 7th at 3 pm:  Comedy Improv at Healdsburg
Thursday, June 7th at 3:30 pm:  Henna Art at Central (downtown Santa Rosa)
Friday, June 8th at 3 pm:  Movie Matinee at Cloverdale
Friday, June 8th at 3 pm:  Henna Art at Windsor

 

 

Teen Read 2012

Teen Read 2012

The format for our summer reading program is new this year!  Go to your local library the week of June 5th* to pick up a bingo card!  

Once you complete one row on the bingo card you will earn a free paperback book!

Complete 5-in-a-row and get a raffle ticket for cool prizes. 

Complete the ENTIRE CARD and win a prize!

See your local branch for more details!

*The Sebastopol branch's teen read program will start June 26th.

Teen Read 2012 Programs!

All programs are free and fun!

Photos from Rincon Valley!

The Rincon Valley teens are having a good time this summer at the library.  Here are photos from some of the events this summer.

Teen Craft Surprise:  Make an African Mask:

 

Bleach Effect T-shirts:

 

There are two more events at the Rincon Valley Library this summer:

Beading Bonanza on Monday, July 11th @ 3 pm
Call 537-0162 ext. 5 for your space

Make Smoothies & Play the wii on Monday, July 18th @ 3 pm

You Are Here Contest!!!

You are Here, but Where is This?

Can you name the places in these photos?  Maybe your travels, or your past reading, will lead you to the correct answers.  First person to identify all photos correctly will win a book from our special summer reading selection.  Send your answers to teenspace@sonoma.lib.ca.us before July 8.  Good luck! 

 

 
Hint:  Head East
Photo 1

 


 Hint:  Head South
 
Photo 2


Hint:  Don't go too far East
Photo 3

 

Hint:  Remember 9/11
Photo 4

 

Hint;  One of our Natural Wonders?
Photo 5 

 

Hint:  Remember the _____! 

Photo 6

Hint:  Located near the recent Big Event
Photo 7

 

Hint:  Will they pass a budget before the next snowfall?
Photo 8

 

 Hint:  Where rulers from the past ruled
Photo 9

 

 
Hint: AD 79
Photo 10

 

Hint:  Father Junipero Serra 
Photo 11

 

Hint:  Somewhere between here and Photo #4
Photo 12

 

Hint: Movie:  Roman Holiday
Photo 13

 

 
Hint:  Bavaria
Photo 14

 

Hint:  Weekend Country Home
Photo 15

 

Teen Read – Book Reviews

Have you signed up for Summer Reading yet?!?  Its fun and easy to do!  After you read a book, write a review and submit it for a raffle ticket.  Here are some reviews turned in at the Rincon Valley library:

 The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Review by Angie
Brief Description:   The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks is a classic romance novel featuring Allie and Noah, two people who were meant to be together. 
Why I picked it up:  Several of Nicholas Sparks' novels have been made into movies.
Why I finished it:  I wanted to see if the movie stayed true to the novel.
I'd recommend it to:  Anyone looking for a heart-warming tale to pass the time.

Cross my Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
Review by Carolina
Brief Description:  Cammie tries to figure out exactly who the Blackthorne boys are.  She also tries to get over her ex, Josh.
Why I picked it up:  It was the sequel to one of my favorite books.
Why I finished it:  because I had to find out who caused Code Black.
I'd recommend it to:  My 12-year old sister aka my twin.

 Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Review by Charley
Brief Description:  A world where teens (13 to 18) are used for spare parts in operations to save others who were worth more.  Unwinding is living forever in other people.
Why I picked it up:  I had a friend recommend it.
Why I finished it:  I couldn't stop reading.  I had to find out what happened.
I'd recommend it to:  Fans of the Hunger Games and Uglies.

Stay tuned for more book reviews!