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Teen book trailers: Two ways

There are so many ways to get excited about reading and books and there isn’t a right way to do it. Everyone has their own sources for learning about new books to read and one of my personal favorite sources is YouTube. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good NY Times book review, but sometimes actually engaging with a person telling me their opinion of a book is that much more compelling. Since I regularly scour YouTube for new book reviews, I happened upon the video below which I really like because it’s honest and comes right from a teen voice. She talks about why book reports aren’t her preferred way to review a book and gives some interesting thoughts on two titles: I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore and the ubiquitous favorite, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.


Teen Book Talk on YouTube
The second video takes a different take on book reviews by sharing a slew of titles that she wants to read this year and setting it to music. I really like this video because I can learn about a bunch of new titles and, in essence, it’s a musical booklist. Sure, I don’t get to hear her reviews of the books (especially since she presumably hasn’t read them yet), but it’s an engaging way to learn about new titles.


Book Music Video on YouTube

Interestingly, there is a major dearth in males (adults or teens) giving video book reviews and I wonder if the readers have either some links to share on that or thoughts on the matter. Enjoy!