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November 2006

Teenreads.com Newsletter November 2006
This Month on Teenreads.com

Gobble Up Contests, Gift Guides, Awards and More!!!

Announcing Our Holiday Basket of Cheer Contest on Teenreads.com

What to Give/What to Get Holiday Gift Guide for Teens

Special Feature: SOMETHING REMAINS by Inge Barth-Grozinger

Author Talk: Frank Beddor, Author of THE LOOKING GLASS WARS

Author Talk: Matthew Skelton, Author of ENDYMION SPRING

Now in Stores: WHAT HAPPENED TO CASS McBRIDE? by Gail Giles

Now in Stores: DRAMA HIGH: THE FIGHT by L. Divine

Coming Soon --- Exclusive Audio Clips: Hear the Authors of THE MURDER OF BINDY MACKENZIE and NOTES FROM THE MIDNIGHT DRIVER Read From Their Books

Cool New Books for November

November's New in Paperback Roundup

Teenreads.com Reviews --- Including Manga, Christian Fiction and Bookreporter.com Titles Perfect for Teens

Poll: YOUR Thoughts on the Teenreads.com Ultimate Reading List

Question of the Month: YOUR Picks from the Ultimate List

Word of Mouth: Tell Us What You're Reading and You Could Win A Book!

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Gobble Up Contests, Gift Guides, Awards and More!!!

Bring on the holidays! All of us at Teenreads.com love the holidays. To share the spirit of the season, we're featuring our first ever annual Teenreads.com Holiday Basket of Cheer Contest as well as our What to Give/What to Get Gift Guide exclusively for Teens. This time of year my house becomes a veritable holiday workshop as I'm surrounded by cookies, candles, hot chocolate and other holiday goodies including a gingerbread house kit that looks like real fun. We'll be packing up baskets to ship to five lucky winners that include 10 --- count 'em, 10! --- fantastic books, as well as the holiday-themed items. Ready to enter? See the complete contest details below.

Jen Krieger, who's been drooling over the picture of this basket and hoping they'll be some leftover Chewy Peps coming her way, was able to attend the National Book Awards Teen Press Conference on Tuesday where Teen Book Award finalists M.T. Anderson, author of THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING; Martine Leavitt, author of KETURAH AND LORD DEATH; Patricia McCormick, author of SOLD; Nancy Werlin, author of THE RULES OF SURVIVAL; and Gene Luen Yang, author of AMERICAN BORN CHINESE, were all honored. The Press Conference was held at a branch of the New York Public Library, and the "press" was high school students from around the tri-state area. Jen was pretty floored by the insight of the comments and questions these teens had for the authors, each of whom got the chance to read an excerpt from their work. She was also psyched to talk to Patricia McCormick in person at the reception afterwards, where she had the opportunity to tell her personally how much she admired her gutsy tackling of difficult subjects in both SOLD and CUT. Jen also ran into one of her old high school teachers from Massachusetts --- who had relocated to New York. Nicole greeted Jen with a double take and the exclamation, "Don't tell me you're still in high school!!"

I attended the actual National Book Awards ceremony on November 15th where THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING by M.T. Anderson won for Best Young Adult title. You can click here to read more about the winning book and the awards.

Despite all the holiday preparation, we haven't neglected any of the other Teenreads.com features we know you love. We have two awesome interviews: one with Frank Beddor, author of THE LOOKING GLASS WARS, and the other with Matthew Skelton, author of ENDYMION SPRING. We also are continuing our SOMETHING REMAINS feature and spotlighting WHAT HAPPENED TO CASS McBRIDE? by Gail Giles, a book that I read earlier this month and thoroughly enjoyed. Along with our Cool New Books and New in Paperback roundups and our regular reviews, we have some excellent titles in our Manga, Christian Fiction and Bookreporter.com review sections.

We have expanded our Ultimate Teen Reading List to include descriptions, covers and extra information about the books. Click here to check it out. And our Poll and Question are about the Ultimate Teen Reading List --- we want to hear what YOU think of the list, so don't forget to weigh in.

Congratulations to the winner of the Claudia Ann Seaman Poetry Award --- Clare from Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans, LA, who won for her poem "Summer" and received $500 and publication in the literary journal HANGING LOOSE. Click here to read a note from Donna Seaman, a judge for The Claudia Ann Seaman Poetry Award for Young Writers to all the applicants. And click here to see the list of honorable mentions. On this page we also will be posting the winning poem when it becomes available.

Congratulations to all of you who submitted poems. We know how tough it is to  put your work out there to be judged, and everyone at Teenreads.com gives you a standing ovation just for entering.

Here's wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving. And at the risk of sounding really really hokey, I will share that all of us around our office give thanks for great readers like you. And oh, enjoy the long weekend too. May we suggest you spend some of that wonderful free time with a book?

Carol Fitzgerald (Carol@bookreporter.com)

Click here to see our Teenreads.com Ultimate Reading List.


 

Announcing Our Holiday Basket of Cheer Contest on Teenreads.com

To celebrate the holidays here at Teenreads.com, we're kicking off our FIRST EVER Teenreads.com Basket of Holiday Reading and Fun Contest. From November 16th through December 14th, you can enter to win a "Basket of Holiday Reading and Fun." Five winners each will receive a basket that includes 10 books --- THE BIG SHUFFLE by Laura Pedersen, BLUE CHRISTMAS by Mary Kay Andrews, ELDEST LIMITED EDITION by Christopher Paolini, ENDYMION SPRING by Matthew Skelton, GLAMOUR'S BIG BOOK OF DOS & DON'TS by Cindi Leive and The Editors of Glamour, GRACE'S TURN by Christy Carlson Romano, HATTIE BIG SKY by Kirby Larson, HOW TO BE POPULAR by Meg Cabot, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS by Sara Shepard, and THE SECRETS OF PEACHES by Jodi Lynn Anderson.

Along with the books, winners will find their basket stocked with the coolest holiday goodies --- a kit to make a gingerbread house, Ghirardelli Rich Dark Hot Chocolate mix, gourmet vanilla marshmallows, sweet-smelling cinnamon sticks, delicious Chewy Peps peppermint candies, adorable winter-themed cookies, a snowman-themed wooden tray and soft comfy fluffy socks (colors on this may vary from what is pictured).

To enter to win, read an excerpt from each of the featured titles and write us at Holiday@Teenreads.com to tell us which one(s) you would most like to read and why. Be sure to include your name and mailing address with your contest entry.

Click here for all the contest details.
 

What to Give/What to Get Holiday Gift Guide for Teens

We've created a special What to Give/What to Get Guide with you in mind --- it's just for teens! We have books that we know you'll love to unwrap this season, so check it out. We're sure you'll end up spotting a title or two that you can add to YOUR holiday list.

Click here to read our What to Give/What to Get Guide for teens.


 

Special Feature: SOMETHING REMAINS by Inge Barth-Grozinger

SOMETHING REMAINS by Inge Barth-Grozinger (Historical Fiction)
In SOMETHING REMAINS, Inge Barth-Grozinger has brilliantly recreated the life of a Jewish family in a small German town during the Nazi era. The novel provides, with terrible, everyday detail, an answer to the impossible question: how could the Holocaust have happened?

Congratulations to the following 8 teen book groups, who each won 12 copies of the book to share with their group: Rhonda from Cooperstown, ND; Erika from Aventura, FL; Heather from Springfield, TN; Melanie from Moss Point, MS; Chrysa from Cambridge, MN; Leigh from Lexington, SC; Benjamin from Providence, RI; and Jaime from Orange Park, FL.

-Click here to read a review of SOMETHING REMAINS.
-Click here to read an excerpt from SOMETHING REMAINS.
-Click here to read more about SOMETHING REMAINS.

 

Author Talk: Frank Beddor, Author of THE LOOKING GLASS WARS

Freestyle skiing champion, stuntman, actor and producer Frank Beddor can now add "author" to his repertoire with the publication of THE LOOKING GLASS WARS, the first installment of an ALICE IN WONDERLAND-based trilogy. In this interview, Beddor describes his less-than-pleasant introduction to the works of Lewis Carroll and the "what ifs" that inspired him to write the book. He also explains what he likes the most about his protagonist, Alyss, speculates on how the trilogy will be received by readers and discusses some of the preliminary plans to adapt the novel for the big screen.

THE LOOKING GLASS WARS by Frank Beddor (Fantasy/Action & Adventure)
Twelve years ago, the young princess, Alyss Heart, was exiled from Wonderland in a bloody coup. Now she's returning to reclaim her right to the throne. Lewis Carroll's classic tale takes a turn for the dark in Frank Beddor's debut novel, THE LOOKING GLASS WARS, an entertaining cross between Gregory Maguire's WICKED and Steven Spielberg's Peter Pan movie, Hook. Reviewed by Brian Farrey.

-Click here to read an excerpt from THE LOOKING GLASS WARS.

Click here to read an interview with Frank Beddor and a review of THE LOOKING GLASS WARS.
 

Author Talk: Matthew Skelton, Author of ENDYMION SPRING

Matthew Skelton's debut novel, ENDYMION SPRING --- which is being hailed as "THE DA VINCI CODE for kids" --- is a thrilling tale told from the perspective of two characters living six centuries apart who share one very mysterious secret. In this interview, Skelton describes the various sources from history, cultural legend and mythology he drew upon to shape the story, and discusses how he infused his characters with autobiographical elements from a difficult period in his life. He also shares the particular texts from his youth that have affected his love for the written word and reveals what he hopes to inspire in his readers through this novel.

ENDYMION SPRING by Matthew Skelton (Fantasy/Action & Adventure)
History and the future lie in the balance as an unlikely hero finds a long-lost book with the power to change the world. Upon opening the blank book with magically-appearing words, Blake unknowingly connects with a centuries-old conspiracy between a mysterious investor and Herr Gutenberg, a legend in the world of books. Reviewed by Jonathan Stephens.

-Click here to read an excerpt from ENDYMION SPRING.

 

Click here to read an interview with Matthew Skelton and a review of ENDYMION SPRING.


 

Now in Stores: WHAT HAPPENED TO CASS McBRIDE? by Gail Giles

WHAT HAPPENED TO CASS McBRIDE? by Gail Giles (Psychological Thriller)
Claustrophobics, beware --- Gail Giles's latest novel might be too much for you to handle. In WHAT HAPPENED TO CASS McBRIDE? suicide, kidnapping and family histories collide in an intensely suspenseful, fast-paced and at times disturbing psychological thriller. Reviewed by Norah Piehl.

 

 

-Click here to read an excerpt from WHAT HAPPENED TO CASS McBRIDE?

 

Click here to read a review of WHAT HAPPENED TO CASS McBRIDE?
 

Now in Stores: DRAMA HIGH: THE FIGHT by L. Divine

DRAMA HIGH: THE FIGHT by L. Divine (Fiction)
Jayd Jackson is book-smart, street-smart and about to discover that life in her neighborhood is nothing compared to life at Drama High! Visit www.dramahigh.com to win prizes and look for DRAMA HIGH: SECOND CHANCE in December!


-Click here to read the Reading Group Guide for DRAMA HIGH: THE FIGHT.

Click here to read more about the Drama High books.
 

Coming Soon --- Exclusive Audio Clips: Hear the Authors of THE MURDER OF BINDY MACKENZIE and NOTES FROM THE MIDNIGHT DRIVER Read From Their Books

THE MURDER OF BINDY MACKENZIE by Jaclyn Moriarty (Fiction)
Bindy is not just good --- she's perfect. And so is her life. But when Bindy discovers that she's not as popular as she thinks she is, everything in her world begins to unravel.


-Click here to read a review of THE MURDER OF BINDY MACKENZIE.

NOTES FROM THE MIDNIGHT DRIVER by Jordan Sonnenblick (Fiction)
After a run-in with the law, Alex gets sentenced to community service at an old folks home. He figures he's getting off easy --- until he meets the feisty senior he's assigned to, Sol Lewis.


-Click here to read a review of NOTES FROM THE MIDNIGHT DRIVER.

 

Cool New Books for November

November's roundup of Cool New Books includes WHAT HAPPENED TO CASS McBRIDE?, a fast-paced and disturbing psychological thriller from Gail Giles that literally will leave readers gasping for air; OPHELIA by Lisa Klein, who has breathed new life into the story of Hamlet's love interest from Shakespeare's classic play; STREET LOVE, a tale of star-crossed urban love by two-time National Book Award finalist Walter Dean Myers; LUSH, a gripping novel from PERFECT author Natasha Friend about a 13-year-old girl whose father is an alcoholic; and series updates to The Demonata, The It Girl, Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed.

Click here to read our Cool New Books feature.
 

November's New in Paperback Roundup

November's roundup of New in Paperback titles includes 47, acclaimed mystery writer Walter Mosley's gripping YA fiction debut about a young slave boy who lives under the watchful eye of a brutal slave master; AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY DEAD BROTHER by Walter Dean Myers, an unforgettable novel about loss, loyalty and friendship; and TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A HOLLYWOOD STARLET by Lola Douglas, the perfect book to pick up while you're waiting for the next Princess Diaries installment.

Click here to read our New in Paperback feature.


 

Teenreads.com Reviews --- Including Manga, Christian Fiction and Bookreporter.com Titles Perfect for Teens

OPHELIA by Lisa Klein (Fiction/Romance)
Ophelia has fallen in love with Hamlet, the king's son. But because she's one of the queen's ladies-in-waiting, there is little chance of her being approved as Hamlet's bride. So the two elope in secret. Unfortunately, before they can gather the courage to announce their elopement, the king is murdered and Hamlet sets out on a course of enraged revenge. Reviewed by Chris Shanley-Dillman.

-Click here to read an excerpt from OPHELIA.

SINS OF THE FATHERS by Chris Lynch (Fiction)
Skitz, Hector and Drew have been close ever since they were snot-nosed little kids on their first day of Catholic school. But now the three priests who run the institution with an iron hand --- angry Monsignor Blarney, hairy hippy Father Malarkey and sinister Father Shenanigan --- are pulling Drew and his friends apart. Reviewed by Carlie Webber.

PSYCHE IN A DRESS by Francesca Lia Block (Fiction)
Much as she did for fairy tales with ROSE AND THE BEAST, Francesca Lia Block does for Greek mythology in her achingly lyrical, heartbreaking but hopeful new novel in verse, PSYCHE IN A DRESS, which brings myths into modern life in unforgettable style. Reviewed by Norah Piehl.

LET'S GET LOST by Sarra Manning (Fiction)
Sixteen-year-old Isabel tries to hide the pain of losing her mother by acting up and being mean to everyone who crosses her path. At her British school she is the leader of "The Trio of Evil" and treats her fellow students quite poorly. But when Isabel meets an older boy named Smith, she finds her hard edges softening. Reviewed by Kristi Olson.

DUMPING PRINCES by Tyne O'Connell (Fiction)
Calypso has returned to her British prep school and is preparing for her first international fencing tournament. When her Prince boyfriend dumps her by TXT, war is on. She is prepared to do whatever it takes to humiliate him, and her friends back her up. But when the plan begins, she finds that other things in life --- and another boy --- are more important. Reviewed by Amy Alessio.

HERE, THERE BE DRAGONS: The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica by James A. Owen (Fantasy/Action & Adventure)
Where did famous fantasy authors get their ideas? What if they all traveled to fantastic worlds together and then wrote about them? Join John, Charles and Jack as they visit different lands and meet peoples of legend while trying to save both the real and imaginary worlds. Reviewed by Amy Alessio.

THE NIGHT MY SISTER WENT MISSING by Carol Plum-Ucci (Mystery)
A tiny pistol, passed from friend to friend at a party on an abandoned pier, suddenly fires, and Casey Carmody falls into the water below. Kurt, Casey's older brother, endures a seemingly endless night at the police station while the coast guard searches for his sister and his friends are questioned, one by one. Reviewed by Amy Alessio.

SAINT IGGY by K. L. Going (Fiction)
Unjustly kicked out of school, Iggy Corso makes a plan to contribute to the world --- 1) make a plan, 2) get out of the projects, 3) do something with my life, 4) change everyone's mind about me, and 5) get back into school. If only it was that easy. Reviewed by Jonathan Stephens.

LIFE AS WE KNEW IT by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Fiction)
Miranda's disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? Reviewed by Carlie Webber.

A SMALL WHITE SCAR by K. A. Nuzum (Fiction)
Ever since their mother died seven years ago, Will has been in charge of looking after his special needs twin brother, Denny. When he tries to escape to fulfill his dreams of becoming a professional rodeo cowboy, Denny follows on his heels. During their journey, Will begins to work through the frustrating and heartfelt emotions of their special relationship. Reviewed by Chris Shanley-Dillman.

THE ASTONISHING ADVENTURES OF FANBOY AND GOTH GIRL by Barry Lyga (Fiction)
Fanboy's sophomore year of high school has been a nightmare. Unbeknownst to anyone, he has been working on a graphic novel that he believes will bring him fame and allow him to leave town. But when Fanboy meets Kyra, a.k.a. Goth Girl, he becomes acquainted with an outrageous, cynical girl who shares his love of comics as well as his hatred for jocks and bullies. Reviewed by Kristi Olson.

THE CANDY DARLINGS by Christine Walde (Fiction)
Candy became an obsession between two outcasts --- one who only wanted to fit in, the other who knew she never would. Stories, in all their magical forms, bound them together. The candy stories --- outrageous, twisted, hysterical --- were an escape from a harsh reality and revealed a startling truth. Reviewed by Hannah Gomez.

Click here to read our reviews and features.

Manga Reviews:

The following reviews are courtesy of the graphic novel review website for teens No Flying No Tights:

CHOCOLAT Series by Ji-Sang Shin and Geo (Volumes 1-3)
How far would you go to meet your favorite boy band? Keum-Ji was a little late getting under the spell of the chart topping band DDL. Unable to join the DDL fan club, she almost gives up meeting her idols until she develops a cunning plan, becoming a top member of their rival fan club for a brand-new boy group, Yo-I. Reviewed by Snow Wildsmith.

EMMA, Volume 1 by Kaoru Mori
Emma is happy to lead an unremarkable life working as a lady's maid in Victorian London, but her self-effacing charm and sly sense of humor quickly attract one of the richest young men in the city. This tale of love across an insurmountable social gulf unfolds slowly among beautifully drawn scenes of everyday English life at the turn of the 19th century. Reviewed by Alison Kotin.

LET DAI, Volume 1 by Sooyeon Won
When an honest schoolboy named Jaehee rescues a beautiful girl from being mugged by the Furies, a brutal street gang, he can't possibly realize how this brief encounter will plunge him into a downward spiral of unbridled passion and unfathomable pain. Reviewed by Eva Volin.

OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB, Volume 2 by Bisco Hatori
Just how exactly do you hide the fact that you're a girl from a team of doctors? In the second volume of this series, a sharp-witted romantic comedy, that's just what Haruhi and the Host Club need to figure out...and fast! Reviewed by Eva Volin.

TRAIN MAN: A Shojo Manga by Machiko Ocha
When a young woman is harassed on the train by a drunken lout, timid fanboy Ikumi is inspired to act the hero and, surprising everyone including himself, stands up to the bully. But can a cute girl honestly give a goofy otaku a real chance at love? Reviewed by Robin Brenner.

THE WALLFLOWER Series by Tomoko Hayakawa (Volumes 1-9)
It's a gorgeous, spacious mansion, and four 15-year-old friends are allowed to live in it for free! There's only one condition --- that within three years the guys must transform the owner's wallflower niece into a lady befitting the palace in which they all live. How hard can it be?

Click here to read our Manga reviews.

Christian Fiction Reviews:

THE SHADOW AND NIGHT: The Lamb Among the Stars Series, Book 1 by Chris Walley (Futuristic Fiction)
On the faraway planet of Farholme, humans live in peace under the gentle rule of the Assembly. War and evil are ancient history. But suddenly, almost imperceptibly, things begin to change. Slowly a handful of men and women begin to realize that evil has returned and it must be fought. THE SHADOW AND NIGHT was originally published as two separate volumes --- THE SHADOW AT EVENING and THE POWER OF THE NIGHT. Reviewed by Michele Howe.

THE DARK FOUNDATIONS: The Lamb Among the Stars Series, Book 2 by Chris Walley (Futuristic Fiction)
THE DARK FOUNDATIONS is part three of The Lamb Among the Stars series --- picking up where THE SHADOW AND NIGHT left off --- which weaves together the worlds of science and the spirit, technology and the supernatural, into something unique and haunting. Reviewed by Michele Howe.

BRIANA'S GIFT by Lurlene McDaniel (Fiction)
When Briana runs off to Los Angeles with her boyfriend, 13-year-old Sissy is heartbroken to lose her older sister. Then, after nearly a year with hardly a word, Briana suddenly returns home, and Sissy welcomes her back with open arms. But when tragedy strikes, Sissy and her mom face some impossible decisions --- and one of the greatest gifts ever offered. Reviewed by Chris Shanley-Dillman.

A FRIEND AT MIDNIGHT by Caroline B. Cooney (Fiction)
Lily's brother Michael chooses to go live with their father after their mother remarries. But then Lily receives a phone call from Michael at the airport, where their father has abandoned him. Little does she realize the extent to which her faith in God will be tested. Reviewed by Sarah Sawtelle.

Click here to read our Christian Fiction reviews:

Recent Bookreporter.com Titles Perfect for Teens:

BLUE CHRISTMAS by Mary Kay Andrews (Fiction)
It's the week before Christmas, and antiques dealer Weezie Foley is in a frenzy to dress up her shop for the Savannah historical district decorating contest, which she intends to win. Finding vintage ornaments and holiday trinkets at an auction, she feels she has what she needs to one-up the competition. But suddenly things start to go missing from her display, and there seems to be a mysterious midnight visitor at her shop. Reviewed by Roberta O'Hara.

-Click here to read an excerpt from BLUE CHRISTMAS.
-Click here to visit Mary Kay's website, MaryKayAndrews.com

THE BIG SHUFFLE by Laura Pedersen (Fiction)
When the death of her father leaves her mother in a state of shock, card shark Hallie Palmer --- the fiery protagonist from BEGINNER'S LUCK and HEART'S DESIRE --- returns home from college to bravely deal herself in as head of a chaotic household and care for her eight younger siblings. Reviewed by Sarah Rachel Egelman.

-Click here to read an excerpt from THE BIG SHUFFLE.
-Click here to visit Laura's website, LauraPedersenBooks.com.

FAREWELL SUMMER by Ray Bradbury (Fiction)
Is it a gloriously long narrative poem? Is it a short story morphed into wishful eternity? Is it the collective memory of a lost and winsome generation? Ray Bradbury's FAREWELL SUMMER is all that and more --- another unique and deceptively simple masterpiece, told as only he could tell it. Reviewed by Pauline Finch.

-Click here to read an excerpt from FAREWELL SUMMER.
-Click here to visit Ray Bradbury's website, RayBradbury.com.

THUNDERSTRUCK by Erik Larson (History)
In this fascinating book, the author of the bestseller THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY chronicles the lives of two men whose passions took them in vastly divergent directions. In an exciting pocket of time around the turn of the 20th century, both became famous --- one for a brilliant development, the other for a sensational murder. Reviewed by Kate Ayers.

-Click here to read an excerpt from THUNDERSTRUCK.

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE THUNDERBOLT KID: A Memoir by Bill Bryson (Memoir)
Bill Bryson has delighted his readers for over a decade with his laugh-filled travel adventures. The book that quite literally set his feet on the bestseller trail was A WALK IN THE WOODS, his frolicsome and misguided adventures on the Adirondack Trail with his dysfunctional high school buddy, Stephen Katz. In this utterly hilarious memoir, we learn a great deal more about Bill and his friends and how he started his worldwide meanderings. Reviewed by Roz Shea.

ANGEL'S REST by Charles Davis (Fiction)
ANGEL'S REST is a compelling story of prejudice, love and loss set against the backdrop of the Allegheny Mountains. Debut novelist Charles Davis paints a convincing portrait of a young boy's love for his parents and his struggle to make sense of a life suddenly gone awry. Reviewed by Cindy Crosby.

Click here to read the Bookreporter.com titles perfect for teens.

 

Poll: YOUR Thoughts on the Teenreads.com Ultimate Reading List

Do you find suggested reading lists helpful when looking for new books to read?
 

Yes, I get many book recommendations from reading lists.
No, the books found on reading lists usually never appeal to me.
Sometimes they're helpful.
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Take a look at the Teenreads.com Ultimate Reading List. Does this list have titles that excite you?

Yes, I can see myself reading a number of books from this list.
I can see myself reading some of these books.
This list does not interest me. 
I am not sure how I feel about this list.

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Question of the Month: YOUR Picks from the Ultimate List

Which books from the Teenreads.com Ultimate Reading List would you most like to read? Name up to five.


 

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Word of Mouth: Tell Us What You're Reading and You Could Win A Book!

This contest period, one lucky teen reader will be randomly chosen to win a copy of THE LOOKING GLASS WARS by Frank Beddor. (Click on the link below for the official rules.) To automatically enter to win, e-mail us your recommendations and book ratings.

Post your Word of Mouth comments here.
 

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