Read the Book Before Seeing the Movie

Divergent Book Cover from Divergent Fans

Did you know that there are a lot of movies based on books which are getting released soon? Soon you’ll be able to watch the characters from Divergent, Catching Fire, and City of Bones. Buzz Feed has released a list of “14 Books to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen”, including both teen and adult titles. Check these out at the library, and then write about them for the Teen Summer Reading Program!
Have you read any of these? What are you most excited to see? I personally can’t wait for The Book Thief!

Teen Summer Reading 2013

If you are going into grades 6-12, take part in our teen summer reading program! Everyone who participates gets a free ice cream at Lizzy’s Homemade Ice Cream and you can win gift cards to Barnes and Noble! Just fill out a form every time you read a book. Get extra credit if you write a review and then read your review online! You can read books, comic books, graphic novels, or magazines. You can even write a review of a movie and we’ll post that, too! You can even get extra credit if you read the Waltham Reads title, Left for Dead by Pete Nelson.

Waltham Reads Left for Dead

Have you heard about Waltham Reads? All of the high school students, teachers, and as many community members as possible are all going to read the same book!
Check out your copy of Left for Dead at the library or at Back Pages or More than Words bookstore. Then come check out one of the many activities happening around Waltham.

The Waltham Reads/One School One Book Initiative was created by faculty at Waltham High School and is sponsored by the Friends of the Waltham Public Library, the Waltham Education and Beyond Foundation, Watertown Savings Bank, and Back Pages Books. Visit for more information.