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So, you may be wondering why, if I'm a woman blogger, my blog name is Reading Teen. Well, here's my story!
I'm not a reader. At least I wasn't until my daughter, Kit, became a teenager. As she began to delve into the world of Teen/YA fiction, I started to wonder what exactly she was reading in these books. I looked for websites that would tell me the content of the books that were on the shelves in the library and bookstores (under teen or young adult), but couldn't find any good ones. How bad can they be, right? They're for teens, after all. Well, what I have found has been startling to me.
I can't believe some of the things that most teenagers are reading even at twelve and thirteen years old, and their parents have no idea. I started reading books before giving them to my daughter to make sure they were appropriate for her age, and I thought as long as I'm screening my daughter's books, I might as well share what I've found with other parents out there. So, I started a website called Parental Book Reviews where I keep track of what I've read and what content is in them. That way parents can make their own informed choices as to what they think is good for their teen/tween and what isn't.
Well, who knew what starting that website would create. Turns out that I LOVE young adult books! And I love the bond that reading the same books as my daughter has created. There's nothing more enjoyable than talking and laughing and sharing a book that we both love! Which is where this blog comes in! It started as a parental obligation, but has turned into a passion. And the best part is, that it's a passion I get to share with my daughter!
Kit and I
As if that wasn't great enough, my best friend, Amy and her two teens have started helping us with our reviews! So now the five of us are reading, blogging, and enjoying this newfound love of all things YA books together!
Amy and I with the authors of Amy's favorite book!
We love to give away books!! So make sure to check out our giveaways!
Want to see more?
*We love to Vlog (video blog) about books! Check out some of our Vlogs here
*Last weekend we had the opportunity to go to the American Library Association Convention! Check out all the authors we met and books we got here and here.
*Wondering what our favorite YA books are? Andye's favorite, Amy's favorite, Kit's favorite, Abigaile's favorite, Austin's favorite, or you can just watch us vlog about our favorites here.
*And check these out if you're interested in discussing the difficult subjects, like ratings on books, would you give your teen Crank, and whether or not parents are idiots for denying their teen books with the "F" Bomb.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope we see you again soon!
Amy and Andye's Kids