Your Voice Matters (YVM11)
The giveaway has been going for less than a week and we already have some great reviews posted! Awesome job guys! Today I thought I’d put some snippets up so you can see some of the fantastic teen reviewing that’s going on out there. Have a look (book links are from GoodReads):
… There were some twists and turns. When Petra and Emmerich team up together, the reader is led to believe something horrible is going to happen. And even though it does happen, the specific events still keep you on your toes. It is a believable plot and does start off on the slow side. But after the first chapter or two, the rest of it flies by. — from Rachel at the LA Young Adult Fiction Examiner, reviewing The Clockwork Giant, by Brooke Johnson
… In a swamp of young adult novels that sometimes center around overly-used plots, I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU SOMEONE ELSE brings something new to the table. It was refreshing to read something so original, something that delved into interesting themes that I haven’t seen covered in any other book. After all, it’s not like books about premature marriage are crowding the shelves (unless they are and I’ve just never seen them). — from Izzy at My Words Ate Me blog, reviewing I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan
… To prove the youth’s obsession with fashion instead of history will hinder their future, he uses this hypothetical example: “If a student interviews for an internship wearing the hippest garments but can’t name a single eighteenth-century artist, the curators will pass.” Not sure why this imaginary student would even go in for the internship in the first place without doing a bit of research beforehand. While fashion might not get you an internship, Wikipedia and Google might. Trust me, I was the girl who crammed the history of the company off the Web I was applying to in high school. — from Lilian on GoodReads, reviewing The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future by Mark Bauerlein
Just in this small sampling there is a wide variety of reading material and some excellent commentary. Bravo everyone! I encourage you to click the links and read the full reviews.
Remember, your voice only matters if you use it. So, get out there on the wide world of the Internet and post a book review! Then enter the YVM Giveaway for your chance at a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet! What have you got to lose?
And, if you’re looking for a book to read, I’ve got one for you for free!
<<<<<<<<< Right over there … A Measure of Disorder, Book One of the Mother-Earth Series is available at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and the Apple iTunes store — all free! It’s even on Wattpad, which is a fun place to check out if you like to interact with other young readers or have some of your own writing to share.