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Harry Potter and the cursed child. Parts one and two

Harry Potter and the cursed child. Parts one and two by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter Series

It was a very good book. I liked the fact that it showed you endless possibilities of how Harry Potter and his friends lives could of turned out, just by little changes made in their past. I love how Hermione's child, Rose, totally represents her but I would've liked her son Hugo to be in it more. I could tell the personality's of Harry and Ginny's kids (James- Mr. Perfect, Lily- cute, Albus- doesn't fit in) and I can understand Rose's personality (worry wart, Hermione type) but I can't understand Hugo's because he was barely in it. Overall this was a very good book and I hope they make another so that we can get to know the new gen characters better!!— Review by Potter

Popularity takeover

Popularity takeover by Melissa de la Cruz

Ashely Project Series, Book 4

The Ashley's rule Miss. Gamble's Preparatory School for girls. Or should I say did. Now Sadie Graham and Sheridan Riley, nobodies last semester, are planning on taking down the Ashley's once and for all. Lauren, however, is stuck, should she be on the Ashley's side or her former friend Sadie's side.— Review by Husky796

Cold fury

Cold fury by T. M. Goeglein

Cold fury Series, Book 1

Sara Jane seems to be living a boring and ordinary life, with her parents, uncle, brother, grandfather, and the family bakery. That is, until one day her family is kidnapped, and many buried secrets about her REAL family business begin to arise. Turns out, her family has been part of a secret criminal organization for generations. Now, she is on the run with nothing but a briefcase full with lots of cash, a gun, an am-ex card, and an old leather notebook. The notebook contains lots of secrets and stories that many people would kill to get their hands on. Sara must do everything in her power to protect the notebook, and find her family. I would rate this book a 9.5/10. It was actually very well written. I loved the pace, and the main character. She always had a plan and was very capable.— Review by TT200206

Antisocial

Antisocial by Jillian Blake

Antisocial is a book that shows the consequences of sharing everything that happens in your life and your thoughts online to someone is never private. I think for the most part Blake did a great job to show how people these days so share too much online. I think it was the few things on the side that make me like this less. I wasn't that attached to Anna's character as she says she has an anxiety disorder but rarely was it expressed in action. Her indecisiveness was annoying at times but I guess that's kind of realistic with teens these days. Otherwise this was a pretty good read.— Review by maryam162424

Friends for life

Friends for life by Andrew Norriss

I think this is a great book about change and hope. The author really shows the significant impacts of what others think about someone else. It shows the importance of friendship and how you need them to make life brighter. This was a great great book, I just kept finding myself detached from the characters! Otherwise it would've been a 5 stars from me.— Review by maryam162424

Caraval

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Scarlett Dragna lives on an island with her loved sister, Tella, and her Governor father, who uses cruel punishments to enforce his stiff rules. When he arranges a marriage for her, she thinks that her childhood dream of experiencing Caraval -- a magical, far-away show where the audience is an active participant -- is over. One day, when she gets her long awaited ticket to go see the show, her sister Tella whisks her away to go, with the help of a mysterious sailor. Once they arrive, Tella gets kidnapped by the mastermind organizer of Caraval. This year, it turns out that the show is centred around Tella; whoever finds her first gets the prize of one impossible wish. Scarlett has always been told that everything that happens in Caraval is not real, just a performance. But after being caught up in a whirlwind of clues, mysteries, love, and magic, she begins to question everything she knows. I would rate this book a 10/10! I absolutely loved it. It was full of magic, mystery and a mesmerizing setting. — Review by TT200206

The jewel

The jewel by Amy Ewing

This is Violet Lasting's last day. Soon she will be known as Lot 197. She will be sold to another family. She'll go to fancy balls, wear lavish gowns and eat food she'd never get to eat in the Mash. Sounds Great, right? As Violet finds out more and more about the true Jewel, she gets an opportunity to escape from it. I would have never seen the plot twist coming at the end. I spent all night thinking about what had just happened.— Review by BookLover74

Stranger than fanfiction

Stranger than fanfiction by Chris Colfer

At the beginning, I had my doubts about "Stranger Than Fanfiction", but after just a few chapters, I realized that my doubts were for no reason. A great twist on the "Friends take a cross-country road trip trope", you find the characters getting into strange yet realistic situations over and over again throughout their journey. The 5 main characters, Mo, Sam, Topher, Joey, and Cash are each interesting individuals, who each face a unique problem, and who's interactions with one another are natural yet still entertaining. 4/5 Stars, would defiantly recommend! — Review by saf107ftw

Harry Potter and the deathly hallows

Harry Potter and the deathly hallows by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter Series, Book 7

This book is the 7th in the Harry Potter series. It mainly shows all the things that Ron, Hermione and Harry have to do to get the remaining 3 horcruxes (Salazar slytherin's locket, Helga Hufflepuff's Cup and Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem) so they can defeat Lord Voldemort. They later find out that Harry and Nagini are also horcruxes. Voldemort kills Harry and he come back to life after talking with Dumbledore. And Neville Longbottom slays Nagini with the sword of Gryffindor while Harry and Voldemort are dueling and Harry kills Voldemort. THE END— Review by Zekkenabomb17

Social order

Social order by Melissa de la Cruz

The Ashley Project Series, Book 2

Someone at Miss Gamble's preparatory school for girls has started a website called Ashley Rank. Where all the Ashley's are ranked. Will we find out who's the best? Is it A.A? Is it, Lili? Is it Ashley? Or will it be Lauren?— Review by Husky796

Wonder

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

This book is about a ten-year old child named August Pullman who's face is deformed. It's Auggie's first year of school because his mother has been home schooling him because of how he looks like. It turns out that fifth grade is loads of fun and that there are actually decent people in the world who don't care what he's like on the outside but what he's like on the inside.— Review by shiuli_k

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Weekly Prize Draws

Congratulations to all our weekly prize winners listed by screen names:

 
Week 1
  • jordanh
  • lisab
Week 2
  • shiuli_k
  • wnad123456
  • Somerset1
Week 3
  • TT200206
  • Kesian12
Week 4
  • maryam162424
  • BookLover74
Week 5
  • Kcarveth
  • RachelH
Week 6
  • Literary-Licorice
  • MCTDW128
Week 7
  • MidnightLily
  • Teamiman

Bonus Challenges

Participate in one or more summer programs for teens. Don't forget to give the programmer's your screen name at the end of the program to earn your bonus ballot!

Put Pen to Paper
Submit a short story to Put Pen to Paper, our annual teen writing contest for Teens!
Contest closes July 10th.
BYOB Tween Bookclub
Join us for a different kind of bookclub — bring your own book! Instead of everyone reading the same book, we'll read in a genre, so you read a book of your choosing.
Meets June 15, July 13, August 17. Preregister.
O Canada Book Quiz
Test your knowledge of Canadian books and authors for the chance to win a patriotic prize basket!
Participate online. Runs July 1st through July 31st.
Meditation
An introduction to meditation with a guided meditation session and tips to deal with stressors in your life.
Tuesday, July 4th. Preregister.
NBA 2K17 Gaming Tournament
Come test your gaming skills!
Thursday, July 20th. Preregister.
Minecraft Escape Room: Back to Reality
You've become trapped in the 8-bit world of Minecraft and the only way back to reality is through the locked boxes that you see before you. Can you escape in 45 minutes?
Tuesday, August 1st. Preregister.
Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3
Comic Creations
Upcycle the pages of old comic books to create something new! Make magnets, bookmarks, keychains and more featuring your favourite superheroes.
Thursday, August 10th. Preregister.