Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Ultimate Teen Book Guide, edited by Daniel Hahn and Leonie Flynn

Books. There they are lined up on shelves or stacked on a table. There they are wrapped in their jackets, lines of neat print on nicely bound pages. They look like such orderly, static things. Then you, the reader, come along. 

After a brief introduction, this book kicks off with tons of great books. It has even more books than 500 Great Books for Teens, and I think I liked reading this book more. One thing that was great was that the reviews and descriptions of the books were written by various people: authors, editors, librarians, booksellers, and teenagers themselves. I got some great new books that I want to read! Another great thing was that there was a "Next?" box for each book, saying some other interesting related books. This was a really wonderful feature because I saw a lot of books that I'd read and loved, but then there were some interesting suggestions in the "Next?" box. One thing that I would say was better about 500 Great Books for Teens was that it gave the number of pages and publication date for each book. Also, UTBG was arranged in alphabetical order rather than genre, so if you're looking for a specific genre of book, 500 Great Books for Teens would be better, as it is arranged in genres. But if you're just browsing for a great book of any kind, UTBG is probably better. Also, UTBG has a lot of "extras," like reader's polls and essays on different genres.

Read UTBG:
  • if you're looking for a great book to read
404 pages.

Very Good! I would recommend this book!

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