Posted by : Deborah Takahashi Wednesday, April 13, 2011



Product Summary:
Teens who need something to read can now access reviews, author profiles, series information, lists, and so much more through this amazing site. Teenreads.com is a great resource not only for teens, but for librarians, teachers, and adults.  As users explore this site, the toolbar, at the very top of the interface, is their guide through the site, which makes searching extremely easy. Moreover, there are plenty of options that teens can use to not only find what they are looking for, but they can actually learn a lot by browsing the "Authors," the "Ultimate Reading List, " "Coming Soon, " Book Clubs," and the "Book Into Movies" categories, which most teens may not be aware of. Moreover, Teenreads.com has a variety of social networking sites, a blog, and a newsletter that teens can subscribe to so they can access this information 24/7.

Critical Evaluation:
Teenreads.com is a great resource for the avid reader who is looking for newest titles and recommendations. This website is dedicated to providing a wealth of information regarding teen literature, authors, and book news. As users search this site, not only will they find popular books, they will also find reviews written by professionals and their peers. This particular site is not only a book-loving teen's best friend, it is a great resource for librarians and educators who need to add these titles to their collections or provide suitable recommendations. This site has a variety of search functions that are not only helpful, but incredibly informative, especially the "New in Paperback" section that informs teens when their favorite titles are re-released in paper form, which means they are cheaper and more accessible. 

Information about the website:
Teenreads.com is a part of the Book Report Network that share book reviews, features, author profiles, new releases, interviews, contests. and games every week (para.1). Teenreads.com is run by a team of professionals who not only have teenagers, but share a love of reading. In the section that gives the history of Teenreads.com, are several personal accounts from the President/Founder, Advertising, Marketing, Design, and Editorial groups who not only share their personal stories about reading, but help users realize that this website was created by individuals who are just as passionate about working for the youth and helping them find that one book that will turn them into readers for life.

Genre:
Teen websites

Reading Level/Interest:
Grades 9 & up


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