Updated May 2008
This is my book blog, obviously. I’ll be posting book reviews and other book-related news, contests, etc. Here’s some general information about the Teen Book Review.
I will accept review copies of middle grade/ YA books or adult books that will be of an interest to teen readers. I will not accept e-books; however, if your book is only available in that form, you may print it out and send it to me. Email me for my mailing address. Do not leave a comment. Of course, sending me a book does not guarantee a good review, a review in a specific time frame, or a review at all. What it does guarantee is that I will look at your book, read a chapter or two, and when/if it holds my interest enough to read to the end and I have time, I will review it. Also, if you are feeling particularly generous, you can check out my wishlist, which is really just a sampling of the many awesome-looking books I’d love to read.
Also, do not ask me to review picture books. I do not read picture books. At least let me know you’ve read the title of my blog, which is Teen Book Review, not small child book review.
For each review I post here, and for each I post on another website but not here, there is a link at the appropriate page under “Review Lists” (see the sidebar).
Some of my reviews are also found in other places. Quite a few are re-posted on the Internet Book Database. Who knows where they’ll end up? Authors or publishers or whoever is connected to the books I review are also welcome to post the reviews on their own web sites or whatever they want to do with them.
Remember, my reviews are completely subjective. They’re informed opinions, as I read a lot, but they are my opinions. I am not right all the time. Every book has at least one person who likes it. Even if that person is the author who vainly decided to self-publish a crappy book. Not that all self-published books are crappy. But a lot are. Because a traditionally-published book has more than one person who liked it. Generally, at least an editor likes it, but often there is also an agent involved, and other people working at the publishing house.
If I’ve read your book and want to do an interview, I’ll let you know and see if you’re willing to answer questions.
I will be posting a guest blog at least once a week. If you are an author, editor, agent, or something related to books and publishing, and want to do a guest blog, email me.
Have you got something else you feel might be of interest to teen readers? A contest going on, perhaps? A new website launched? Whatever it is, send me the info, and, if I feel it’s appropriate, I’ll post it. If you’d like to partner up and do some sort of contest, that would be awesome, too–just let me know.
Any other comments, questions, or concerns? Email me.