Right Book, Right Time

500 great reads for teenagers

Agnes Nieuwenhuizen
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A lively, trustworthy guide to the current best books for young people, by Australia's most respected YA book expert. With its emphasis on reading for pleasure, this book offers an exciting range of choices for readers of any persuasion. A boon for parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers and teenagers themselves.

Read for pleasure, for thrills, for escape, for ideas, for involvement. Read books that make you laugh and cry and wonder and think. Read for yourself and not for others. That's the focus of Right Book, Right Time - 500 great reads for teenagers.

For all those voracious and eclectic young readers, here are over 500 fabulous books to choose from. There are quick reads, chunky books, demanding reads and tantalizing, innovative books with dazzling use of language. You'll find scary books, funny books, sad books and some that manage to be scary, funny, sad and thought-provoking all at once. Featuring many famous writers (international and Australian) and plenty of exciting new ones (some with ambitious first books) Right Book, Right Time offers a wide range of choices to suit every mood and moment, and satisfy every kind of reader, whatever their tastes and interests.

An invaluable, user-friendly guide for parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers and teenagers themselves, by Australia's most respected champion of books for young people.

Author bio:

Agnes Nieuwenhuizen established the Centre for Youth Literature (CYL) at the State Library of Victoria. In 1994, Agnes also established the Youth Literature Days of the Melbourne Writers Festival. She continued to devise and co-ordinate this program until 1998 by which time audiences of teenagers had increased to 3000 over three days.

Agnes has written, reviewed and spoken widely in the field and is considered an expert in Australian and international youth literature and a leading advocate for the promotion of books and reading to teenagers.

In 1995, Agnes received the Dromkeen Medal for services to youth literature.

Category: Young adult non-fiction
ISBN: 9781741148831
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: September 2007
Page Extent: 368
Format: Paperback
Age: 13 - 18
Subject: Young adult non-fiction