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Important Messages
Welcome to New Canaan Library's 2013 Summer Reading Program: SLERP! Here you'll be able to log minutes spent reading, write reviews, and track your progress!

SLERP will begin on Monday, June 24 and end on Wednesday, August 14 and is open to anyone who will be entering grades 7-12 in the fall.

For every 200, 600, 1300, 2400, and 4000 minutes you read, you'll automatically earn a prize! In addition, with each 200 minutes you read, you'll be entered into our weekly drawing (more minutes, more prizes, more shenanigans!). Feeling competitive? The top three readers will go on a shopping spree for the library at Elm Street Books.

Any questions? Your Teen Services Librarian is only an email away, marents@NewCanaanLibrary.org
Reviews
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Title
Purity
Author
Jackson Pearce
Format?
Print
Review
Let me preface this review by saying that I did not complete this book. When Shelby's mom died Shelby promised that she would always listen to her father, love lots, and live without restraint. She's always sworn by these rules as her life revolves around them. So, when her father asks her to go to the annual Princess Ball, which she has to go to due to Promise One, it is revealed that she will have to take a vow of purity: no alcohol, no drugs, and absolutely no sex. So if she wants to live without restraint she cannot take a vow of purity. So she finds a loophole to have sexton before the ball. I really like this funny, heartwarming book about life. I cannot wait to see how it ends.  Find it at New Canaan Library!
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Title
Crossing the Tracks
Format?
Print
Review
I have read this book again and again, and it never grows old. The book presents a new way of thinking about things, of viewing our pasts, and I enjoy it.  Find it at New Canaan Library!
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Title
The Lovely Bones
Author
Alice Sebold
Format?
Ebook
Review
While this book was good, I felt that it was wearing on and on, without a purpose.  Find it at New Canaan Library!
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Title
Water for Elephants
Author
Sara Gruen
Review
This book is what my mom calls a "ripping good yarn", or a book that you just never want to end. The story is unique.  Find it at New Canaan Library!
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Title
Reboot
Author
Amy Tintera
Format?
Print
Review
A post-apocalyptic world sets the stage for an epic romance, that will have everyone swooning. Wren is a Reboot, she died when she she was twelve and then.178 minutes later she became a Reboot, a faster healing, stronger, and in many ways, a "super-human". The longer you are resting, (like Wren with her 178 minutes) the better the Reboot. One of Wren's favorite things about the Reboot program is training future Reboots, but this new one, Callum, is one of the worst she has ever trained. He asks too many questions, isn't coordinated, and shows too much emotion, but he may be just what she needs. With a rebellion brewing, Reboots are choosing sides, the question is which one will Wren pick? This book was really.good. The character's were really interesting and so was.the story world. If you like romance and dystopias this book is up your alley!   Find it at New Canaan Library!
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