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Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools
Ways and means of supporting and developing young adult readers.
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Cart’s Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults: Two Decades in Review

Cart’s Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults: Two Decades in Review | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

Cart applies his considerable expertise as columnist and critic for Booklist to identifying 200 exceptional adult books that will satisfy a variety of young adults’ recreational reading tastes. Based on the notoriously choosy reading interests of today’s older young adults.

Marita Thomson's insight:

I look forward to getting my hands on this volume for some inspiration.

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At Leisure with Joyce Saricks: Tone and Mood | Booklist Online

At Leisure with Joyce Saricks: Tone and Mood | Booklist Online | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

Here Saricks discusses tone & mood in some depth, but begins with a good overview of appeal:

 

"Appeal factors—pacing, characterization, story line, setting/frame, tone/mood, and style/language—allow us to deconstruct a reader’s experience of a book. Appeal helps us understand what makes a book popular, allows us to suggest books more easily, and encourages us to cross genres and subjects as we connect books with the right readers. "

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