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Read 8 or more books between June 25th and August 26th for a chance to win the grand prize draw. For every extra title read, you get a bonus ballot in the grand prize draw!

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Book Reviews

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My not so perfect life

My not so perfect life by Sophie Kinsella

This book surprised me. Unlike Sophie Kinsella's other standalones, the romance played a secondary role in the plot of this novel. I liked how the author chose to focus on Demeter and Katie's tempestuous relationship and how professional women have to constantly try to prove their worth while staying five steps ahead of their male counterparts. The book also highlights that no matter what a woman does (professionally or personally) she will always have to defend herself. She is never good enough, or she is too perfect, or she doesn't deserve to have a perfect life. Or she's too beautiful or not beautiful enough. She just never makes the cut. It's definitely worth reading multiple times.— Review by wildurbanchic

The prom goer's interstellar excursion

The prom goer's interstellar excursion by Chris McCoy

From spine wine, to crazy band members, to college applications to performing in an alien blue whale like creature all while travelling across space in a Scooby-Doo like van in search of a prom date. This book was marvellous.— Review by wildurbanchic

The sun is also a star

The sun is also a star by Nicola Yoon

This book is about a girl named Natasha and a guy named Daniel. They meet up one day coincidently and Daniel bets Natasha that he can fall in love with her in one day, 24hrs. Natasha of course doesn't believe this, in fact she knows it. She is being deported back to Jamaica in just a few hours, there's no way this is going to work!!— Review by Potter

Everything, everything

Everything, everything by Nicola Yoon

This book was about a girl, Maddy who has a disease where she cannot go outside. She's perfectly fine with that until a boy named Olly moves next door. Maddy says "Maybe we can't predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example I, Maddy, am certainly going to call fall in love with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster!" — Review by Potter

Chasing Orion

Chasing Orion by Kathryn Lasky

This book is actually pretty boring. It's about Georgie and her friend Phyllis who has an iron lung because there was an outbreak of Polio. Georgie realized that Phyllis was obsessed with death which gave the book a weird feel . I rate this book 2.5/3— Review by Asiya A.

Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets

Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter Series, Book 2

Harry is the true owner of the sword of Godric Gryffindor!! At least that's what I think. He killed the basilisk and destroyed Tom Riddles diary. All when he is so young. Good job Harry.— Review by Zekkenabomb17

Wild born

Wild born by Brandon Mull

Spirit Animals Series, Book 1

An okay book but it is definitely nowhere near Harry Potter. It really gets me thinking can Abeke, Connor, Rolland and Melon stop the conquerers.— Review by Zekkenabomb17

Flicker & burn

Flicker & burn by T. M. Goeglein

Cold Fury Series, Book 2

Sara Jane Rispoli is still searching for her family, all while acting as a counsellor-at-large for the criminal organization called the Outfit, and deal with high school. When weird red-eyed creatures riding ice cream trucks start attacking her, she discovers that they may just have a link to her family. While she battles these creatures, she discovers more about her family history and weird ability convey peoples' worst fears through her gaze. Can she get her ability under control and find her family, or will she die trying? This book is the second in the series, and I would rate it a 10/10. I loved how strong the main character was, and how she could take on anything.— Review by TT200206

Prodigy

Prodigy by Marie Lu

Legend Series, Book 2

After escaping a near-death execution, Day and June are on the run to Vegas, looking for the group that helped Day escape: The Patriots. They are recruited by them and given their first task. To assassinate the new Elector. But as June discovers more about the new Elector, see believes he is not like his father. There were TONS of twists and turns.— Review by BookLover74

Falling over sideways

Falling over sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick

This book was simply amazing. I loved everything about this book. It is so emotional and I was completely captured by Claire's story. I loved all the characters, the plot, the way Claire's character reacted to her father's struggles. Please check this book out, it is amazing!— Review by maryam162424

I hunt killers

I hunt killers by Barry Lyga

I Hunt Killers Series, Book 1

This was a very captivating read! I loved Jazz's character, the conflicts he faced, his doubts, the way he thought and acted. His relationship with the few people close to him were very refreshing and really showed how it's important to have good people in your life to support you through tough times. And the whole nature vs nurture thing in this book was dealt with amazingly!!! The plot was amazing and I honestly wasn't able to figure out who the killer was. Now this picture is sooo big and I can't wait to read the second book!— Review by maryam162424

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Grand Prize Draws

Members who have read and logged 8 or more books read this summer are eligible for the grand prize draws.

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
Week 8
  • Izzysoms
  • Cupcakes

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.