Publisher description for 500 great books for teens / Anita Silvey.


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Thousands of books for teens are published every year, but until now
no general reference has existed. Anita Silvey"s book is the one
everyone has been waiting for. Parents will see what their teenagers are
actually reading and be able to lead them to the best of an overwhelming
bunch. Teachers will spot excellent additions to summer reading lists.
Booksellers will have a host of suggestions in every genre to offer their
customers. Librarians can round out collections, teens can choose their
own books, and both teen and mother-daughter book groups can make
the best selections.

500 Great Books for Teens is divided into twenty-one sections, including
adventure and survival, horror, graphic novels, humor, mystery, and
poetry, each with additional reading lists. Silvey"s cogent descriptions of
the plot and essential style of each book make it exceptionally easy for
anyone to decide whether a book will appeal to a specific teen reader.
The books are also grouped by geographic area and time period because
teachers often assign book reports this way. Sixty of the best audio books
are also listed.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Teenagers -- Books and reading -- United States.
Young adult literature -- Stories, plots, etc.
Young adult literature -- Bibliography.
Best books -- United States.