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The Ultimate Teen Book Guide
     

The Ultimate Teen Book Guide

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by Daniel Hahn, Leonie Flynn (Editor), Susan Reuben (Editor)
 

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Stuck for something to read? Whether you're searching for a book to blow your mind and change your life, or just a light read for the beach, The Ultimate Teen Book Guide is the perfect place to start.

The book includes recommendations from teen reviewers and your favorite authors—over 700 books total—so prepare to be inspired! Whether you like

Overview

Stuck for something to read? Whether you're searching for a book to blow your mind and change your life, or just a light read for the beach, The Ultimate Teen Book Guide is the perfect place to start.

The book includes recommendations from teen reviewers and your favorite authors—over 700 books total—so prepare to be inspired! Whether you like fantasy, horror, chick lit, graphic novels, sci-fi, crime . . . From true classics to must-read cult fiction, from the top award-winners to up-to-the minute bestsellers, there's something for everyone.

You'll also find special genre features written by expert authors—like E. Lockhart on Love and Relationships, and Patrick Jones on Short and Gripping Books—plus Top Ten Lists by genre for the perfect place to start, and results of our Top Ten Surveys where you decided which books and authors were the best in their categories.

Each rave review comes with suggestions for what to read next, so with over 1,000 recommended books total, you'll never be without a good book again!

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
Although book recommendation guides are numerous, this British import will be useful in many teen collections. The entries (predominantly fiction) are arranged by title, and each lists an age range, a description/recommendation, and suggestions for read-alikes. The lively black-and-white layout, peppered with cover art, will appeal to browsing teens. Also notable are the authors-each entry was submitted by a different author, editor, or teen reviewer, ensuring a wide spectrum of entries. The majority of the entries seem to be adult fiction, classics, and British teen fiction, although American teen and tween books are included. Although this book browses well and has a unique review approach, readers should be aware of its weaknesses. Because many contributors write the reviews, the summaries are uneven, some being more raves than reviews. Although it lists older books and publication dates are absent, its scope is current. There are author and contributor indexes, but a genre index would be useful because teens often browse in this manner. Mini-features sprinkled throughout the book explore genre, but they give a taste more than a comprehensive guide. Not every book will be a teen's idea of pleasure reading (Lord of the Flies and Great Expectations scream assigned reading), but the reviewers' enthusiasm and jumping design will convince many teens to delve its pages for new reading choices. Reviewer: Caitlin Augusta
School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up- This attractive volume includes reviews of more than 700 fiction titles, nonfiction, classics, and graphic novels that will be of interest to young adults. The reviewers/contributors are popular authors, librarians, and teens themselves. Brief entries of one half to one page per title are easy to read with black-and-white images of book covers, suggested ages, and additional recommendations included. The lively reviews are sorted alphabetically by title, indexed by author, and cross-referenced throughout the volume. Teen readers poll results and short articles on specific genres are interspersed among the entries, and all of the contributors are profiled at the back of the book. This book is easier to access than Nancy Pearl's Book Crush (Sasquatch, 2007). It's an excellent source for a variety of book reviews spanning time and genre. Useful for students, librarians, and teachers.-Corinda J. Humphrey, Los Angeles Public Library

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802797315
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
12/26/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.29(h) x 1.24(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Daniel Hahn has been a teacher, editor, curator and translator. He has recently started writing a new book.

Leonie Flynn is a school librarian who attempts to read every book she writes about and to write every story she imagines.

Susan Reuben is the senior publisher at Edgemont Books.

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Ultimate Teen Book Guide 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
bookworm094 More than 1 year ago
This book actually helped me so much what to read next maybe that is why its a book guide(duh) but it really is good it gives you info. on what kind of book you are looking for and what you might like to read next when you are finished with that book so i really do recommend it to anyone who doesn't know what to read next it really does help ......trust me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a guy who likes to read, and i can have hard time with finding recommended books that i enjoy. this book has reviews by boys my age on all kinds of books. Another great feature is the telling you what to read next. It will tell you another book and how they are the same. I would have never thought to read the screwtape letters before. I recommend this 500% it is amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was an extreme help for me to put together my need to read list, now i'm passing it around to my friends and it is helping them all too. if you often have trouble picking a good book this will surely help you out!!