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Students entering grades 6-12 read for prizes. For each 1000 pages read (up to 3000 pages), the student will earn a goal level prize and an entry in to the grand prize drawing. Students can also earn entries if they attend one of our summer reading activities and/or by submitting reviews.

Reviews, once approved by staff, will be posted for others to see.
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from the Greenwich Library Catalog
Review
The Caves of Steel, by Isaac Asimov takes place several hundred years into the future, after two major scientific advancements have taken place: the invention of the positronic brain (which is used to make thinking robots) and the hyperspace drive, which humanity has used to colonize the galaxy. The story focuses on Plainclothesman Elijah Baley who is one of the people stuck on an overcrowded Earth. Now he must solve the baffling murder of a Spacer (a person from one of the colonized planets). Relations between Spacers and Earthmen were strained from the start, but this pushes the limit. Elijah must work together with a robot partner to solve the crime before the murderer strikes again. This is yet another case of Isaac Asimov's prowess as an author. His vision of the future is so well planned you find yourself believing that it will come true. At the same time, he does a great job of developing the characters and giving each a unique personality. The solution to the mystery was also quite clever and must have taken some planning. In short, this is a very enjoyable book that I would rate a 9.5 out of 10  from the Greenwich Library Catalog
Title
The Caves of Steel
Author
Isaac Asimov
from the Greenwich Library Catalog
Review
Ephraim thought his parallel universe days were over. But then he is thrown back in in Quantum Coin, the sequel to Fair Coin by E. C. Myers. When his girlfriend Jena's double from another universe crashes their senior prom, he knows something is seriously wrong. This time, the entire multiverse is in danger, possibly due to the events of Fair Coin. Now Ephraim must journey between universes once again. But this time, the stakes are higher and if he fails, everything he knows could be erased. You don't often see a sequel that is better than the first book. But here's a perfectly good case of this. This book is better in many ways. For one, the ending isn't anticlimactic as in the first book. Instead, it is quite interesting and clever. Also, a lot of science behind the coin is explained, which I find very interesting. All of said science is true and is the subject of an active debate between scientists. The book also expands on many other science fiction concepts, which sci-fi fans will enjoy. This book was much better than its prequel and I would rate it a 9.5 out of 10.
  from the Greenwich Library Catalog
Title
Quantum Coin
Author
E.C. Myers