Summer Book Buzz

Kathleen Pacious | 21 June 2013
One book that has people talking this summer.

Video Review: Holiday Reading for Teens and Young Adults

Clare Cannon | 29 June 2012
Entertaining summer (or winter) reading for the holidays.

Video Review 1: Don’t Judge These Books By Their Covers

Clare Cannon | 04 March 2012
First video review from the Good Reading Guide - tell us what you think!

The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies #2)

Clare Cannon | 24 September 2011
I don't think this series is worth worrying about.

Trash: a great read for teens and young adults

Clare Cannon | 29 May 2011
A compelling story that will stay with you long after you finish it.

Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider #9)

Clare Cannon | 22 May 2011
The end of Alex...

I Am Number Four: the book that inspired the movie

Clare Cannon | 05 February 2011
The movie opens February 18 and the trailer looks exciting, if you're a teen and into that sort of thing. So is the book it's based on any good?

Need some action? Sure Fire is fast and fun

Clare Cannon | 24 October 2010
While there are some great series around, sometimes a well written novel that's complete in itself can be lots of fun as well. At least you won't have grown out of it by the time you get to the end.

Reading Matters is MercatorNet’s blog about children’s literature. Our goal is to enable parents and educators to find quality books for young people. For an explanation of our evaluation system, click here. We welcome reader input and new reviewers. We love comments on the book reviews. Write to us at

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