By Anita Silvey
If you're looking for a ebook to provide to a teenage reader, here is the reference you have been looking forward to. before, there is been no authorised consultant to what is solid, undesirable, or detached within the flood of books coming off the presses within the scorching new classification of young-adult publishing. If it really is real that you just cannot pass judgement on a ebook via its hide, it really is very true for youngster books, as publishers take objective at a brand new type of readers. The books land on cabinets with no historical past, and so there's no usual through which to pass judgement on them.
Anita Silvey, one of many country's prime gurus on books for youth, has interviewed teenage readers everywhere in the state and immersed herself in young-adult books, with an emphasis on books released within the final 5 years. the result's this priceless and extremely readable advisor for fogeys, academics, librarians, booksellers, studying teams, and naturally adolescents themselves.
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New population demographics have brought eighty million young readers into the teenage category, the echo boomers of the baby boomers. Bookstores have increased space and visibility for teen books, causing more enthusiasm and more exposure. Harry Potter swept on the scene and then became an adolescent with a huge teen following. R. Tolkien captured his next devoted adolescent audience. Several titles that first appeared on adult lists—The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Life of Pi, and The Secret Life of Bees— were picked up and embraced by teens.
For all of those who participated in "adbooks," a YA discussion group, a thousand thanks. I eavesdropped in cyberspace every day, and you led me to a lot of superb titles. Although I wasn't able to include everyone's favorites, I tried to mirror the enthusiasm and commitment of this group. Laura Wollett, a fine editor in her own right, agreed to give the manuscript a final read to check facts. Any errors are still mine, but she saved me numerous times. No book of this complexity and scope exists without a very dedicated publishing team behind it.
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