IMPORTANT NOTICE: I have reduced my reviews to one per month and would therefore would appreciate new volunteer reviewers even more. Not only is it easy, but volunteers allow me to offer more reviews to concerned parents like you. If you are interested, please email me through the "Contact Me" page in "Cheri's Corner." Thank you!
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What's In It?: The Concerned Parent's Guide to Young Adult Literature is a unique resource for anyone concerned about the entertainment being marketed to our teens today. If you find it helpful or if you have suggestions for ways to improve the guide, please take a moment to send me your comments.
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Why two review formats?
As of June 2015, my review format has changed to an essay style. Though the new format will lack the precise detail of the old one, it will allow reviewers to accelerate the review process and thus cover more books.
YA GEM OF THE MONTH:
The Betsy-Tacy series, by Maud Hart Lovelace
Once in a while I like to highlight the classics in YA. For those who enjoy tales of yesteryear, the Betsy-Tacy series is one of the best ever published. Follow Betsy, Tacy, and Tib from age five all the way to Betsy's first year of marriage in these turn-of-the-20th century stories of friendship and growing up.
(See the "Past Gems of the Month" page for more gems!)
Are your teens beginning writers?
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