Author: Rachelle Rogers Knight
Published: Sourcebooks, 2010
Overall Grade: A
Source: Traveling to Teens book tour
I've never heard of a book journal before, so I didn't know what to think when I opened Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens. Divided into 6 carefully laid-out, organized sections, Read, Remember, Recommend is the perfect place to keep track of all your bookish endeavors.
The first section, "Awards and Notable Lists", is packed chock-full with reading recommendations--everything from young adult National Book Award winners to statewide best books. Catalogued by genre, year, author, and recommended age group, the Awards & Notable Lists section also gave space by each title to check it off as either "own", "recommend", "to read", or "want".
"To Read" gives space to write down books that you want to read, while the third section, "Journal Pages", provides space to record everything that you've read (including "words to define", "recommend?", and "passages to remember".
Next, the "Recommendations" section can be used to track down books that you'd recommend to friends, and "Loaner Lists" helps you keep track of books and dates that you let others borrow (perfect for me, as I'm always losing books to friends!).
Lastly, "Resources" provides an ample list of author websites, blogs (including Bookworm Readers!!), and literary terms for further research--this would come in handy for book reports!
Not only helpful to teachers, bloggers, and people in book clubs, Read, Recommend is the ideal book journal for everyone who loves to read--and to have one specialized in YA is just a cherry on top!
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