Reading Log Checklist

Young Adult Reading Log Checklist Provided by Vivian Howard at Dalhousie University   Print At least two titles should be by Canadian authors!  Throwaway Daughter Aptitude Award-winning fiction (Printz, Alex, GG, etc.) The Outsiders Hi/Lo Book   The Edge of Ready Revised Fairy or Folktale Love in the Time of Global Warming Realistic Fiction Throwaway…

Teen Vogue: Volume 1

Teen Vogue. (vol. 1, 2017). New York: Conde Nast. Age: 13+ Rating: 4/5 A spinoff from “Vogue” magazine, “Teen Vogue” is a fashion and lifestyle magazine geared towards young adults. It covers similar topics such as fashion, celebrity news, and beauty. The edition chosen to review is “Volume 1”, the first issue published in 2017….

Aptitude

Sampson, N. C. (2015). Aptitude. Canada: Fierce Ink Press. Age Range: 15+ Rating: 3/5 Hessa was getting ready to mark assignments when men called “The Protectors” arrived at her door. Unaware that she’s being arrested until it’s too late, Hessa finds herself locked away in a prison awaiting a murder trial for a crime she did not…

Reading Teen Book Blog

Andyne (n.d). Reading Teen. Retrieved March 23, 2017, from http://www.readingteen.net/ Age Range: 13+ Ranking: 4/5 Reading Teen started as a book blog between the owner and her children as a way to keep connected. The blog has grown as her teens moved into adulthood: the blog now has four full-time reviewers and four part-time reviewers. While the…

Cuddlebuggery Book Blog

Sinclair, S., Kennedy, K., & Morley, M. (2012). Cuddlebuggery Book Blog. Retrieved March 23, 2017, from http://cuddlebuggery.com/ Age Range: 13+ Rating: 4/5 Cuddlebuggery Book Blog started with two bloggers: Steph Sinclair and Kat Kennedy. The website has now expanded to nine bloggers. The website itself is fun and easy to navigate: the template is bright and…

Whistler Public Library Teen Lounge

Library, W. P. (n.d.). Welcome to The Teen Lounge. Retrieved March 23, 2017, from http://www.whistlerlibrary.ca/teens/ Age Range: 13+ Rating: 2/5 Whistler Public Library’s “Teen Lounge” feels outdated. The template is styled like loose leaf paper, with pretty designs along the margins (and “Friday!” scrawled on top). The sidebar is the main navigation for the teen…

The Selection

Cass, K. & Rubinate, A. (narrator). (2014). The Selection. London: HarperCollinsChildren’s Books. Age: 13+ Rating: 2/5 America Singer and her family are struggling to make ends meet when she is selected to compete, along with 34 other girls, for the chance to marry the crown prince. In order to do this, she must leave her…

Ms. Marvel: No Normal

Wilson, G. W., Alphona, A., Herring, I., Caramagna, J., Pichelli, S., Ponsor, J., Mckelvie, J., … Wilson, M. (2014). Ms. Marvel: Vol. 1. Age Range: 13+ Rating: 5/5 Kamala Khan doesn’t fit in. Her peers question her about everything: her religion, her food, and her family. She just wants to be a “regular” teenager. Blonde,…

Don’t Let Me Go

Trumble, J. H. (2011). Don’t Let Me Go. New York: Kensington Publishing Corporation. Age: 15+ Rating: 4/5 Nate always knew there was something different about him: that difference becomes a sudden reality when Adam enters his life. Eight months after their relationship began, Adam graduates high school and takes an off-broadway job in New York City,…

Edge of Ready

Tillit, L. B. (2012). Edge of Ready. California: Saddleback Educational Publishing Inc. Age Range: 15+ Rating: 3/5 Dani Garcia’s mother always told her that she needed to get her education. Graduating high school would be an advantage that her mother never had. That goal seems to be getting farther and farther away, as her Mother needs…

Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillian

Roberts, R. (2014). Please don’t tell my parents I’m a supervillain. Curiosity Quills Press. Age Range: 13+ Rating: 5/5 Penelope Akk wants to be a superhero just like her parents. It doesn’t matter that she’s only thirteen, or that none of her friends have developed their powers, either. She just wants to help fight crime and…