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Reading trail

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November 2007, no. 296

Right Book, Right Time: 500 Great reads for teenangers by Agnes Nieuwenhuizen

Allen & Unwin, $35 pb, 368 pp

Reading trail

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November 2007, no. 296

This is Agnes Nieuwenhuizen’s third guide to teenage reading: Good Books for Teenagers (1992) was followed by More Good Books for Teenagers (1995). Thankfully, this latest instalment is not Even More Good Books for Teenagers, but the much less prescriptively titled Right Book, Right Time: 500 Great Reads for Teenagers. Whereas ‘good’ collocated all too easily with ‘a good breakfast’ – as in bran – ‘great’ communicates a certain quality of excellence or a joyful exclamation. Either way, we immediately understand that when there is chemistry between young people and books something exciting, of both literary and personal significance, is going on.

Nigel Pearn reviews 'Right Book, Right Time' by Agnes Nieuwenhuizen

Right Book, Right Time: 500 Great reads for teenangers

by Agnes Nieuwenhuizen

Allen & Unwin, $35 pb, 368 pp

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