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Congratulations to Pavi C. an 11th grader from Edmonds who won this year’s Librarian’s Choice book review award for their delightful review of The Golem and the Jinni!

Rating: 4 Stars

The Golem and the Jinni , By Helene Becker Description: A woman molded from clay to serve as her master's wife and slave. A spirit imprisoned in a copper flask for centuries. When circumstances free them from their limitations, they must pretend to be human in order to survive. But life in 19th century New York City is far from easy, and once their lives cross, things will never be the same again.

My Thoughts: This could easily be a compelling historical novel, but the fantastical twist gives a unique perspective on immigrant life, and the struggles of fitting into a world vastly different from the one they have always known. I don't usually read fantasy, but this novel proved to me that good things come from venturing from one's preferred genres.

Recommendation: People looking for a slow-paced, beautiful story.


And congratulations to everyone who wrote great book reviews this summer.  The final batch of prizes will be sent out by the end of August!

Have a blast during Teen Summer Reading at Sno-Isle with book groups, scavenger hunts, free classes, movies, gaming tournaments, and much more. Plus, read books to win prizes. Here's how:

Read, Review, and Win!

For each teen or adult book you read or listen to this summer (June 1 to August 15), submit a review here. Reviews must be written in your own words. Plagiarism will be caught and disqualify you from the drawings. Only one review per book per person is accepted. Additional reviews will be deleted.

  • LIBRARIANS' CHOICE AWARD: If the teen librarians pick your review as their favorite one of the summer, you will win a huge pile of brand new books!
  • WEEKLY DRAWINGS: Your reviews qualify you for weekly drawings to win fun prizes such as Sno-Isle Teens ear bud splitters, awesome splat balls, or great nylon string bags.

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Prizes generously provided by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

The Teen Summer Reading contest is for teens 12-18 years old, or in 6th-12th grade. Summer Reading contest participants are eligible to win in only one category. Youths leaving 5th grade who are entering 6th grade must choose and submit entries for the Children's or Teen Summer Reading Program. Failure to comply with this restriction may disqualify participant from all categories.

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