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This week's raffle: iTunes!
SUMMER READING AT THE RUSSELL LIBRARY:

Gear Up for Reading this summer! We'll make it easy and fun for you to enjoy all those books that are waiting to be read.

Here's how Gear Up For Summer Reading works: 1. sign-up online OR in person and receive two Rock Cats tickets and one raffle ticket for your chance to win one of our weekly prizes. 2. For every book you read, write a review on it, and post it (online or in person), and earn ONE raffle ticket for your chance to win one of our weekly prizes. Every Monday a new raffle will be out!

IMPORTANT: For those of you who signed up online: please remember to keep track of how many raffle tickets you've earned (count how many reviews you've done). If you have NOT received raffle tickets and there is a raffle you want to enter, please email me at: kbond@russell.lioninc.org with your name and phone number and I'll enter you in the weekly raffle of your choice.
Reviews
Title
Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan
Author
Mary Pope Osborne
Review
This story is the "diary" of a Quaker girl who has been captured by the Delaware Indians with her brother on the way to school one morning. This tale also tells of how she was adopted by them and then falls in love with a young brave and then tells of her reintroduction to her home family and the Quaker Society.

I liked this book because I love learning about history and Native American Indians, especially since I am part Native American myself.

Two other books I would recommend are: Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zippokah Feldman a Jewish Immigrant AND I Thought My Soul Would Rise: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl
Rating
Title
The Boxcar Children: The Ghost in the First Row
Author
Gertrude Chandler Warner
Review
The Alden children are excited about visiting their aunt Jane who has front row seats to Lady Chadwick's Riddle the opening night, not only of the play but also of the theater performing it. When strange things begin to happen at the theater it is suspected to be haunted. Will the Boxcar children be able to disprove the hauntings or will the spirit world win out?

I liked this because I loooove mysteries!

Two other books I would recommend are: The Boxcar Children: The Guide Dog Mystery AND The Boxcar Children Spooktacular.
Rating
Title
Jurassic Park Junior Novelization
Author
Gail Herman
Review
When John Hammond Discovers how to bring dinosaurs back to life he decides to turn them into theme-park attractions with the phrase "we spared no expense, what could go wrong?" The answer to that is a lot. A lot could go wrong. So first an underpaid computer technician is paid to steal some dino DNA but in doing so he turns off the power to the electric fence. The worst thing is that Hammond had brought his lawyer, 3 experts and his grandchildren to endorse his park. While the people in question are touring the park, the technician turns off the fence, as previously noted, and a hurricane randomly hits. These things result in the dinosaurs escaping and since there are carnivores (meat eating dinosaurs) among them, there is only one question to be asked: Who gets a t-shirt that says: "I survived Jurassic Park ULEASHED?"

I liked this book because I like dinosaurs, adventure stories and Ian Malcalmis..Hilarious!
Rating
Title
Mocking Jay
Author
Suzanne Collins
Review
After the devastating events of the Quarter Quells and the destruction of District 10, Katniss Everdeen and other survivors have found refuge in District 13. However, they must fight back against the Capitol, and President Snow, to restore peace in Panem. This would be the final conclusion to the Hunger Games trilogy, straight to action-packed core.

I liked this book because of the action, suspense, and the expected mutiny of the Capitol, and to a truly sad ending.
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Title
Devon Delaney Should Totally Know Better
Author
Lauren Barnholdt
Review
Devon is dating Luke so now Baily Barelli, Luke's ex-girlfriend, is trying to get between them. Baily joins this club called Mock Trial to keep an eye on Luke but then Devon and Luke break up and Baily makes up this ex-boyfriend named Greg.

I liked this book because it shows you that you should be proud of who you are.

Two other books I would recommend are: Lunch at the Zoo AND Adele: Singing Sensation.

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