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Welcome to the Ela Area Public Library District's Online Summer Reading Program. This program runs from June 1st-July 31st, 2013. Please remember that if you've signed up in person for the Summer Reading Club then you are not eligible to sign up again online.


At the end of the Summer Reading Club we clear all data from the system. If you signed up last year you must sign up again this year. Once you've signed up, use your same user name and password until July 31st, 2013.
Reviews
Review
I thought the book and its concept was quite fascinating from the get-go: how one woman's cells unknowingly helped develop major scientific and medical advancements. The novel started off quite strong, exploring the background of medicine when the cells were first introduced as well as the socio-economic climate during Henrietta's life and how race factored into her medical treatment. Where the novel seems to have gone astray was the intense focus on the author's journey to obtain her information. In a way, by telling the story both through her angle as well as the family's, a lot of the information felt stale and repetitious. What this book really needed was for the editor to take a big red pen to the pages and just remove large portions -- especially from the author's backstory -- to create a more succinct novel, especially since this isn't one of those stories where you're sitting on the edge of your seat thinking about what might happen next. It's more of an slow simmer, providing moral food for thought. By the end, I did have to push myself to get through it, an unfortunate case since it started out quite strong.
Title
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Author
Rebecca Skloot
Genre
Non-Fiction
Rating
3
Review
Interesting and poetic at times but slow and rambling sometimes as well.
Title
2312
Author
Kim Stanley Robinson
Genre
Sci-Fi
Rating
2
Review
This was about an abortion-attempt survivor, a topic about which I knew nothing. So I found it interesting and would like to learn more. It's an easy read and a relevant, current topic. I'd say it's suitable for high school through senior.
Title
October Baby
Author
Eric Wilson
Genre
fiction novel
Rating
4
Review
Great story and characters with the perfect amount of thrills.
Title
Joyland
Author
Stephen King
Genre
Thriller
Rating
5
Review
Decent horror story
Title
Heart-Shaped Box
Author
Joe Hill
Genre
Horror
Rating
3