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What Teens Are Saying About What They Are Reading, vol. 4

2013 August 2
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All my voracious readers are working their way through my young adult fiction collection like they haven’t been allowed to read all year. I’m excited to share that not only are all my young adult patrons reading with gusto, they are also also finding a lot of titles that they liked. These teens were also  willing to share their favorite titles. Here are some more Teen Choice Best Books short reviews collected during the summer reading program.

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (1997 Margaret A. Edwards Award Winner)

choice 4-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

choice 4-9

 

 

The Fallen by Paul Langan (2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers)

choice 4-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (2013 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults: Boarding Schools to Summer Camps)

choice 4-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Search for Safety by Paul Langan (2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers)

choice 4-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unwind by Neal Shusterman (2011 Top Ten Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults)

choice 4-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (1988 Margaret A. Edwards Award winner)

choice 4-3

 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2009 Teens’ Top Ten)

choice 4-2

 

Pretty Little Secrets by Sara Shepard

choice 4-1

 

The Last Hope: Omen of the Stars, Book 6 by Erin Hunter

choice 4-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love how my young adults can convey their enthusiasm for books with just a few words and sentences. These reviews encourage me to try new titles to read myself. I am also inspired to suggest these books to other teens since my own advice isn’t nearly as trustworthy as that of their peers. It’s always fun to read reviews of books I’ve already read and think to myself, “Oh, good, I liked that too.”

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— Laura C. Perenic, currently reading Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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3 Responses
  1. August 2, 2013

    A nice electic mix!

  2. August 3, 2013

    Very cool! Question – how do you get teens to write the reviews? Do you leave them in the book? Or do you ask them when they return them? I’d love to do something like this.

  3. Laura Perenic permalink
    August 6, 2013

    The form the teens fill out is a half sheet that I keep printed and available in the teen section at all times. There is a handy drop box for completed forms that I empty occasionally. Once I have two forms I will type them up, and add graphics. The printed versions are displayed on the bulletin board and I save copies as jpgs to use for The Hub. Sometimes if no one has reviewed a book recently I will ask my teen volunteers to complete a form to get things going again.

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