Teen Reading Challenge
Are you aged between 12 and 19?
Do you think you can read six books before the end of the summer?
Then join Wokingham Borough Libraries Teen Reading Challenge.
Collect a bookmark from any Wokingham Borough Library; you will receive a stamp on your bookmark each time you take out a book.
Starts July 15 and runs until September 11
One winner per library will win a YA book filled goody bag.
|Why not try some of the following books to read this summer:
All About Mia by Lisa Williamson
Mia Campbell-Richardson, 16, is ballsy, gorgeous and kind of a disaster. Unlike her brilliant sisters, academic Grace, 19, and champion swimmer Audrey, 13, middle child Mia has no idea what she wants to do with her life. Struggling at school and unable to deal with her parents easy acceptance of perfect sister Grace’s fall from grace – Mia goes into a tailspin.
The Otherlife by Julia Gray
When troubled, quiet Ben begins at the ruthlessly competitive Cottesmore House, school to the richest, most privileged boys, he is befriended by Hobie: the wealthy class bully, product of monstrous indulgence and intense parental ambition. Hobie is drawn to Ben because he can see the Otherlife: a violent, mythic place where gods and monsters roam. Ben has unnerving visions of Thor and Odin, and of the giant beasts that will destroy them, as well as Loki, god of mischief. Hobie is desperate to be a part of it. Years later, Ben discovers his beloved tutor Jason is dead and he can’t help wondering if Hobie – wild, restless, dangerous Hobie, had something to do with it.
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
Subhi is a refugee. Born in a detention centre, all he knows of the world is that he’s at least 19 fence diamonds high, that the nice jackets never stay long, and at night the sea finds its way to his tent, bringing with it unusual treasures. Bringing him Jimmie. Jimmie lives on the Outside. Carrying a notebook that she’s unable to read and wearing a sparrow made out of bone around her neck – both talismans of her family’s past and the mother she’s lost – she strikes up an unlikely friendship with Subhi across the fence. As he reads aloud the tale of how Jimmie’s family came to be, both children discover the importance of their own stories in writing their futures.
Salt to the Sea – by Ruta Sepetys
It’s early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stories. This novel is based on a true story from the Second World War. When the German ship the Wilhelm Gustloff was sunk in port in early 1945 it had over 9000 civilian refugees, including children, on board. Nearly all were drowned.
To borrow these books, check out our catalogue to see if it’s in a library near you: http://bit.ly/1zSCJlf
All of the recommended titles can be borrowed from Wokingham Borough Libraries