South Kingstown Public Library Teens

Teen Book Reviews Galore!

We have about two weeks left of the Teen Summer Reading Program at the library! There is still time to earn raffle tickets for our Grand Prize Raffle! You could win movie tickets, gift certificates to Wakefield Books, Pier Pizza, El Fuego and more! An I-Pod Shuffle! A digital camera! And….a Nook E-Reader.

But the main reason of posting today…

Teen Book Reviews Galore!

I’ve received tons of teen book reviews that were written as part of the Teen Summer Program! More than I could possible post this summer! So, if you haven’t seen your review yet, don’t worry! It is coming! The reviews I’ve received will be continually posted into the fall, so check back often to see what others have been reading.

Enjoy the summer and happy reading!

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Teen Book Review-After the First Death


After the First Death by Robert Cormier

This book is about a gang of terrorists whose plan is to hijack a bus of kids to prove that they cannot be put down. When the terrorists take the bus it is up to the government to decide what to do. Their options are: send in a SWAT team to surround the bus; find the terrorist’s leader and use him as a hostage; or risk it all with the general’s son as a messenger. When the bus driver gets involved with the terrorists, it only makes the situation worse.

This book pulls at heart strings and emotions. I recommend this book to anyone who loves action and strategizing.

~~ Submitted by Justine C.

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Teen Book Review-Heist Society


Heist Society by Ally Carter
Heist Society is an exciting mystery about a team of teenage spies lead by the female thief Kat Bennet. Kat comes from a family with a knack for stealing things so it comes as no surprise that when four valuable paintings are stolen, Kat’s father is the prime (and only) suspect. What does come as a surprise however is that Kat and a rag-tag team of teenage friends decide that Kat’s father is innocent and set off to find out who the real culprit is and return the paintings to their rightful (?) owner.

Ally Carter pens a book similar to her Gallagher Girls series with many twists and turns. I was not able to put this book down and if you’re a fan of the mystery genre or like books like I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You then you won’t be able to stop reading it either. I highly recommend this novel.

~~ Submitted by: A Teen Reader

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Teen Review-Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
The novel “Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” was an excellent book. It was just plain old funny from the perspective of a sleepy, video game crazed boy. It seemed funny that he was over dramatic when the most unimportant things happened to him, for example, when he was taken away from technology for just three days! It was a book that really just grabbed the reader and you just can’t stop reading it (not to mention you’ll find yourself laughing out loud.) This book is a great book and I personally would recommend it to all middle school and junior high kids. I will admit that the book needed either a little more mystery, suspense or even action.

~~submitted by Audrey S.

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Duct Tape Day

What can you do with Duct tape? Make a wallet? Make a hat? Flip flops? Or maybe something completely different! On Wednesday, August 3rd from 2-4 p.m. teens entering Grade 7 and up are invited to show us what they can do with Duct tape.

Don’t forget! Every program you attend earns you a ticket towards the Teen Summer Program Grand Prize Raffle!

Registration is not required for this program. Questions? Call the library at 789-1555.

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Sharpie Tie Dye and Bleach Tee-Shirts

On Wednesday, July 27th from 2-4 p.m., teens entering grades 7 and up can show off who they are by designing two unique shirts (or bandannas or hats or any white cotton clothing) Bring a white one for tie dying done with Sharpies and a dark one for sprayed on bleach designs!

Don’t forget! Every program you attend earns you a ticket towards the Teen Summer Program Grand Prize Raffle!

Registration for this program starts Wednesday, July 13th. Participants are asked to bring one or two shirts with them. To register or for questions, call 789-1555.

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Henna Tattoos!

Guys and girls entering Grade 7 and up are invited to show off their creativity on Wednesday, July 20th from 2-4 p.m.

Henna tattoos are temporary and last for about a week. This temporary tattoo art from began in South Asia and the Middle East as decoration applied to brides before their weddings.

Don’t forget! Every program you attend earns you a ticket towards the Teen Summer Program Grand Prize Raffle!

A PARENTAL PERMISSION FORM MUST BE SIGNED FOR A YOUTH TO TAKE PART IN THE PROGRAM. FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE PEACE DALE LIBRARY. Space is limited! Registration is required and begins on Wednesday, July 6th. Call 789-1555 to register or for more information.

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Sound Effects Workshop

Ever watch a movie or listen to an audiobook and wonder…”How did they make that sound???”

Now is your chance to find out! Kids entering Grade 7 and up are invited on Wednesday, July 13th from 2-3 p.m. to The Perception of Sound workshop with the RI Museum of Art and Science. Learn how to hear things in a new way and create sound effects from every day household items!

Don’t forget! Every program you attend earns you a ticket towards the Teen Summer Program Grand Prize Raffle!

Registration is required for this program and starts on Wednesday, June 29th. Call 783-5386 for more information!

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Guys Read Book Club

The 7th-9th Grade Guys Read Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, July 7th from 4-4:45 p.m.! Join us for snacks and activities! Share what you have been reading this summer plus find out about books that will help you with summer reading!

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