Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Teen Read Month - Mini Contest #1

So...you want to know more about these Secret Surprise Bags, eh? Each Wednesday I will post a mini-contest here where you can get a chance to win a bag filled with:
  • One super awesome book (either brand new or autographed).
  • Candy.
  • An assortment of the newest and greatest Sno-Isle Libraries swag.
  • Really cool pins.
  • More books.
  • A really random surprise.
This week's Mini Contest is for a Secret Surprise Bag containing an autographed copy of the wonderful book The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by local author Sherman Alexie.

I really LOVE this book. Not only is it a great story, moving, thoughtful, and really funny...it as terrific illustrations by one of my favorite local artists Ellen Forney. If you want to celebrate great teen reads, this is a perfect place to start.

How can you win the Secret Surprise Bag containing this awesome book?

Write haiku about your favorite teen books! No limit to how many haiku you write...only one can be the winner, but it won't be a random drawing...it will be the one I like best :D

Here is an example I just made up for Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson:

Melinda won't talk.
Lonely in crowds, carrying
Secret from party.

Top haiku will be selected Wednesday October 12, 2011.
Winner must be a teen (12-18 or 6th-12th grade) in Snohomish or Island Counties who uses a Sno-Isle Library.

23 comments:

AC said...

Twenty-Four Children
A vicious fight to the death
Best of luck tributes.

-AC

Kj said...

For Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief

Liesel is a girl
Saving books from fire's reach
A novel burglar

Maddy E. said...

Where do you enter the haiku?

Dawn said...

Post them here!

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

Harry James Potter
And He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named
A fight to the death

Jae said...

The Lemonade War
An awesome competition
Between two siblings

Jae said...

Pride and Prejudice
A rural romance novel
Where two lovers meet

Jae said...

Author Harper Lee
Explains the effects of prejudice
In her famous book

Maddy E. said...

His arm becomes stuck
On a hike, middle of nowhere
Should he cut it off?

Maddy E. said...

An epic battle
Rages within Hogwarts walls
spells fly; curses miss

Maddy E. said...

The Art of Racing in the rain:

Enzo is a dog
His life is changed forever
When Eve becomes sick

~Jordan Family said...

For Christopher Paolini's Eragon.

Cry of the ages
For what may never be
Seeking of freedom

-SJ

Macey said...

Way back in the day
Racism was everything
Skeeter changes that

----The Help----

Macey said...

Love is difficult
Being apart takes a toll
For them, will it last?

----Dear John----

Macey said...

Teaming together
In a game of life or death
Katniss and Peeta

----The Hunger Games----

Macey said...

Dramatic young love
One immortal, one human
Can they make it work?

----Twilight----

~Jordan Family said...

For Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden

Garden of beauty
A bluebird flies by once again
In mists of secret

-SJ

Jae said...

A small, helpless boy
Stranded on a boat for days
Fighting to survive

Jae said...

Crash or John Coogan
Always attacking people
His enemy: Webb

~Jordan Family said...

For Rainbow Magic Fairies by Daisy Meadows

A rainbow of color
The simplest wish from your heart
Magical things come

~Jordan Family said...

i cant wait 2 see what one is picked! i loved reading through them all thanks.

Jae said...

How do we know who won?

Dawn said...

I apologize for the delay. I was totally overthinking this! The "one I like best" is KJ's entry for The Book Thief. Her pun in the last line put it over the top for me. So clever! I'll be sending her prize pack on to Marysville tomorrow :D