Does this episode demonstrate a smart and unique approach to the concept of booktalking, or is it a sign that I’ve officially run out of ideas? Listen and decide for yourself!
For most of this episode I speak in generalities about whether or not to booktalk different types of books, but I also discuss some specific books, as well. Those titles are: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, Pretties by Scott Westerfeld, Girl, 15, Charming But Insane by Sue Limb (which I booktalked here), Coraline by Neil Gaiman, The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau, I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney (which I booktalked here), Delirium by Lauren Oliver (which I booktalked here), The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon, and A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer.
Listen to this episode to learn which of these titles I think you should be booktalking, which ones I think you shouldn’t, and which of my booktalks faced premature retirement through no fault of their own.