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Right Book, Right Time: 500 Great Reads for Teenagers

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An eclectic and voracious compilation of more than 500 reading suggestions for teenagers, this reference contains a wide range of books with an international scope. With recommendations for scary, funny, and sad books, this collection offers choices to suit every mood and moment and to satisfy all kinds of readers, whatever their tastes and interests. The entries link many ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Allen & Unwin (first published September 1st 2007)
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Rebecca Johnson
Dec 06, 2008 Rebecca Johnson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, non-fiction
THEME: Books for Teenagers.
The premise was a book for every occasion, mood, phase, experience. As the book is aimed at teachers/librarians as well as teenagers, I thought it was a particularly good idea. Teenager or not, you often have to be in the right place for the right book.


FORMAT:
The book is broken up into twelve chapters/sections:
• Action, adventure and crime
• Been and gone
• Extreme and edgy
• Fantastic worlds
• Life, love and loss
• My place in the world
• Not such ordinary lives
• Outside
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Neil
Oct 02, 2009 Neil rated it liked it
This is done well, but it has a big downfall for an American reader. I should have read the fine print more closely. The book is Australian and emphasizes books in this order: Australian, Kiwi, English, then American. That would be fine, but there's no indication of which books are even published here in the States. So anyone using it here is likely to jot down some titles that they can't easily get their hands on.

That said, I like how this mixed a few adult and children's books into the YA mix
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melanie (lit*chick)
Oct 16, 2008 melanie (lit*chick) rated it really liked it
a great international list, with summaries that really help determine the subject matter and appropriateness of each selection. mostly contemporary books, with lists of classics at the end of sections, i hadn't heard of several titles, and am interested to preview some for my oldest reader.
Traci
May 16, 2012 Traci rated it really liked it
I was amazed by how many of these titles were familiar/books that I have read despite being an international list, focusing mainly on books popular in Australia. Its a great list, and I really like the format.
Julie
Mar 18, 2009 Julie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Grace Jess Danni Lara Krystal
I haven't read this from cover to cover, i just browse thru on occasion. It's got all the great modern authors/series/titles. And it was compiled by a fantastic woman, a champion of Good Young Adult Literature, Agnes N from the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria.
Emily
Apr 10, 2014 Emily rated it really liked it
This book isn't "just" for teenagers. Highly recommend it for anyone who wants to broaden their horizons
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Agnes Nieuwenhuizen was born in Iran of Hungarian parents. She emigrated to Australia in 1949 For over twenty years she was a secondary school teacher. Literature and talking about books have always been an important part of Agnes's family life and work.

Since 1987 Agnes has worked full time in the area of young adult literature. She created, and holds, the position of Victorian Youth Literature Of
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