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Looking for a good book? Check out the lists below or contact Mr. Jack online or in the library for a recommendation.

Top MVHS Check-Outs of the Year, 2011-2012 

Teen Booklists and Book Reviews

Teen Reads
Here’s an excerpt from the site: "We at bring teens info and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters. We are a part of The Book Report Network, a group of websites founded in 1996 that share thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and more with readers every week. is THE place online for teens to talk about their fave books --- and find the hippest new titles!"

Reading Rants!  Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!
Here's a description from the site: "Reading Rants, a website featuring out of the ordinary booklists for teens, has been an online presence since 1998. Written by Jennifer Hubert and designed by Andrew Mutch, Reading Rants has become a popular book review source for teenagers as well as their grown-ups."

No Flying, No Tights: A Website Reviewing Graphic Novels for Teens  

(you may need to cut and paste this link into your browser)
This site contains tons of reviews of comics, manga, and graphic novels. It was designed by a library technician who described the purpose like so: "I decided to create a page devoted to graphic novel reviews specifically for those who read them the most -- mainly teens -- and for those who might be involved in distributing them to teens -- namely teachers, librarians, and parents."

YALSA Booklists
This site is from the Young Adult Library Association. It includes links to various lists: award winning books, the teens’ top ten list, recent audio books for teens, book suggestions for the college bound, recommendations for reluctant readers, and DVD’s and videos that are considered “especially significant to young adults.”

Favorite Teenage Angst Books
From the site: "Hi! You've stumbled into a celebration of teenage angst and personal discovery. Here, you'll learn about great books for teens, meet interesting authors and other creative folks, and join me in honoring the joys and struggles of our teenage years. Welcome!"

Book Divas
This is an online book club for young adult and college readers that promotes literacy through book reviews, author visits, and writing resources. Teen Books
Includes new book suggestions and reviews by Amazon users.

Nancy Keane's Booktalks
This site includes about 1,000 short descriptions of books, organized by author, title, subject, interest level, and awards.  

Historical Fiction Starring Girls
This one is interesting because it’s different.  It is exactly what the title suggests, with the exception of some non-fiction in the form of memoirs.

Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents
Written in both English and Spanish, this site lists recommended books, professional resources, workshops, proceedings, friends, and links to other related sites.

See Me 4 Books
Reviews for and by teens of new YA books, from Betsy Fraser of Calgary Public Library.

Teen Ink
The site describes itself like this: "Teen Ink is a monthly print magazine, website, and a book series all written by teens for teens. There are over 15,000 pages of student writing on this site. And we're now approaching our 15th year!"  One of the more interesting pieces contains teen reviews of books, movies, music, colleges, television, summer programs, video games, and websites.


English Companion

This site includes links to good reading and book lists, put together by Jim Burke.

The Book Book Blog
From the site: "This is a site by and for geeks who like to keep a log of what they read. We finally figured out that a communal log is even more fun, since you get to compare notes with other geeks.  If you're interested in a particular book, scroll through the lables for your title or author."

What Shoud I Read Next?

Flashlight Worthy Books
Hundreds of book lists organized by topic.
Enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs.