Right Book Right Time, by Agnes Nieuwnhuizen

‘You have to read a book at the right time for you…it’s the key to enjoyment of literature.’ (Doris Lessing)

There is no shortage of books being produced for teens, with thousands of new titles on offer each year. But for young readers, and for their parents and teachers, finding books which suit their tastes and interests can be a challenge.

Right Book, Right Time offers readers plenty of assistance in choosing and sourcing good books for teenage readers. Over 500 books are profiled, with over 200 being treated in the form of a short review, and others being highlighted in shorter profiles grouped by theme, author or subject matter.

Books are divided into twelve subject areas, ranging from fantasy to humour, from sport to war. There are also six short essays scattered throughout, written by experts but accessible to any reader. Whilst Australian books feature prominently there are also quality books from around the world.

Suitable for both teen readers and for adults interested in helping teens access good books, this is an excellent resource which should have a place in every library as well as home collections.

Right Book, Right Time: 500 Great Reads for Teenagers

Right Book Right Time, by Agnes Nieuwnhuizen
Allen & Unwin, 2007

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