Published by Sasquatch Books on 2007-07-01
Genres: Young Adult
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Young girls in the 5th though 8th grades are among the most rabid consumers of books. Their enthusiasm for and devotion to particular authors, series, and characters can only be compared to a crush. Like a secret diary, this journal encourages girls to record their innermost thoughts ? but for books, not boys. Combining the smarts and savvy of Nancy Pearl with the fun of a MySpace page, Book Crush Journal allows girls to personalize, record, expand upon, and interact with books long after they've stopped reading. It goes far beyond the usual ?my favorite” this's and that's ? there's entries for the reader's first book crush, current book crush, character they most want for a friend, authors they'd like to meet, favorite historic time and place, potential pen names, and lists of books that are really boring, despite what everyone else says. A wonderful gift for any young lady, the journal helps develop writing ability and critical thinking while fostering a love of reading.
First and foremost, Book Crush For Kids and Teens-Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Interest by Nancy Pearl is a reference book, not a book with a plot or a story, and it should be read as such. I believe this book absolutely belongs on the shelf of any one who has an interest in children’s lit and YA.
I personally liked that Book Crush was my own copy. I enjoyed going through it with a pencil and lightly marking with a small X the books I had already read and also lightly underlining books I want to read. If you don’t have your own copy, you obviously can’t write in this book. I suppose there are alternatives to writing in the book, and I don’t normally write in books, but I felt it was okay with Book Crush For Kids And Teens by librarian Nancy Pearl.
The conversational tone in which the books are presented made me want to read an incredible amount of the books in here. I skimmed most of the children’s section, but still found some children’s classics to add to my TBR such as Mr. Popper’s Penguins and Pippi Longstocking.
Don’t read Book Crush For Kids And Teens by Nancy PearlÂ expecting to see every single YA book you’ve ever read. Book Crush is obviously not the end-all be-all on young adult lit. Read it for what it is, a place to find recommendations that aren’t mainstream and a place to find hidden gems.
I would recommend not reading Book Crush by author Nancy PearlÂ straight through like I did, but browsing through it for recommendations. I’m not going to recommend a drink to go with this book as it is a reference book, not a book with a plot or characters.
Disclosure: Purchased copy.
Other reviews of Book Crush For Kids And Teens by Nancy Pearl:
Presenting Lenore = “So, overall a good resource to check out from the library”