Clean Teen Reads Review and Giveaway!!
My son is a reader!! He loves books and has always sat still for us to read to him from the time he was born.
His most recent discovery was the library…he was amazed at all the books that you can take home with you!!
My husband and I are hoping to encourage his continued love for reading into his school age years and we would love to have a little insight into what he is reading and if it’s appropriate. My most recent discovery…Clean Teen Reads!!
Clean Teen Reads provides detailed reviews of books for teens and tweens (ages 10-18). The majority of books reviewed on the site are from the past ten years, though some classics are included as well. Each review for a recommended book includes a rating that indicates whether the book contains any offensive language, sex, violence, etc., so parents, teens and tweens can choose the books that are right for them.
Clean Teen Reads has separate sections for Parents and Teens to search and read the reviews. In each review, you will find a synopsis of the book, details about reading level and interest (only in Parent Section), and then the Ratings.
The Parent Section includes “spoilers” which may include specific details about the book that could ruin the story for the reader. The Teen Section does not include these details.
For example, the Teen Section may list Violence in this way: Moderate – fighting, train accidents, drowning, not graphic. While the Parent Section will list the same book like this: ”Hero throws stones at window; heroine wrestles stone from his hand; hero’s
father dies in a fire, not graphic…” and goes on from there (I don’t want to be a “spoiler” )
The Ratings that are listed are: Offensive Language, Sex Nudity Reproduction, Drugs and Alcohol, Violence, Dishonesty/Criminal Behavior, Witchcraft Fantasy Supernatural, Other Concerns, Positives.
The Parent section also includes reviews of books that aren’t recommended, books that are questionable and books recommended for mature teens.
The author of the sites writes all of the reviews and each review (Parent and Teen) has a place for comments where readers can add their own reviews or opinions about the books.
Subscriptions are available to parents and other adults 18 and older. Subscribers have access to more detailed searches.Those who sign up to receive the free monthly newsletter also receive 17% off the subscription price of $12 per year through the end of 2011!!
Visitors to the site may recommend a book to review and may request a review of a book. There is also a place for discussions on a variety of reading topics.
I was provided a subscription to the Parent Section to review the site and provide information for my readers. I really enjoyed looking through Clean Teen Reads at the reviews and have commented on a few. It is exciting to know that I will be able to find out more information on the books my son will be reading as he grows older. He will also have the opportunity to read reviews of books that he may be interested in for reading in the future. I would recommend this site to parents of teens who are reading a lot and parents who either haven’t read the books already or who don’t have time to read the books prior to their children reading.
Here’s a special bonus!!
I have teamed up with a group of bloggers and Clean Teen Reads to offer our readers a chance to win a Kindle Touch or one of five subscriptions to Clean Teen Reads!!
Enter for your chance to win at the Clean Teen Reads Giveaway!!