The Ultimate Teen Book Guide : Over 700 Great Books, Paperback

The Ultimate Teen Book Guide : Over 700 Great Books Paperback

Edited by Daniel Hahn, Leonie Flynn

Part of the Ultimate Book Guides series

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Following the success of the Ultimate Book Guide 8-12, people have been crying out for this guide to the best teenage books around.

Again this is the only reference you'll ever need - covering everything that might interest teen readers, from those just starting secondary school through to readers looking for something more adult and challenging.

The book covers classics through to contemporary young adult titles, best-sellers to cult fiction and graphic novels.

We've got personal recommendations from top teen and adult authors including Anthony Horowitz, Meg Cabot, Philip Pullman and Jonathan Coe.

Following the format of the previous guide, each entry is cross-referenced to other books that readers are bound to enjoy and there are readers' polls and special features on a variety of topics." Reviews for ULTIMATE BOOK GUIDE 8-12: 'Invaluable' The Sunday Times 'A browser's delight' TES 'A literary treasure trove' The Sunday Telegraph 'Just what I've been looking for - something to help me find great books for my children! ...The format is atractive and easy to use...a really good investment.' Families Magazine (Jan 2007)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages, b&w
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Reference works (Children's/YA)
  • ISBN: 9780713673302



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This is a fantastic book. I got it out of the library and had to buy it and I don't normally do that.It contains a list of books that teenagers can pick from if they want too. It isn't a '100 books to read before you die'. The books are mainly written in alphabetical order, with some genre specials like Detective Stories and Graphic Novels over a two pages spred.Each book has a review by either a teenager or an author or sometimes both and then a 'what's next box'. They are also rated age 12+, 14+ or 16+. The special pages are written like an article and contain many recommendations.The main reason this book it so brilliant is the varition of recommendations. Even though it is a teen reference books, many of the books are adult books and they are not all 'Angus, Thong and Full Frontal Snogging' teen chick-lit. There are some serious books, but also some lighthearted suggestions like 'Are you David Gorman?'.This book has inspired me to pick up many book I wouldn't normally like 'Perfume' and has classics like 'Northanger Abbey'. Many of the books I have bought recently are in there too like 'The Number One Ladies Detective Agency' which proves that this is not a childish book for teens.

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