A very enthusiastic nine groups of Reading Activists around the country have been busy making creative reviews of the top ten summer reads for young volunteers, as chosen by Reading Activists last year. The Reading Activist groups got to work with a creative practitioner of their choosing to produce a review in any creative format of their choice.
Below are some of the results from this challenge. What do you think?
Review of Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne from Central Library Reading Activists, Gateshead
Central Library Reading Activists in Gateshead reviewed this book and worked with photographer Tara Stewart to create their review.
Review of Slated by Teri Terry from Anime Attacks Comimittee Reading Activists, Gateshead
Anime Attacks Committee, Reading Activists in Gateshead reviewed this.
Boy Nobody by Zadoff Allen from Croydon Reading Activists
Croydon Reading Activists reviewed Boy Nobody by Zadoff Allen. They worked with creative artist, Adam Kammerling, who is a lyric artist and storyteller. They decided to create a playlist, which they felt highlighted the most poignant aspects of the story. They came up with 14 tracks, each with their own individual title and recorded their thoughts of the story as it unfolds. They also designed a MP3 cover and CD album cover for their review. I have attached their designs. Designs and recordings were done by Michaelo, Amber and Poppy.
So what makes a creative review?
A creative review can be in the form of a film review, a comic book poster of the book, a musical soundtrack, or any other creative idea that tells or shows the audience something about the book.
Create your own
We'd love to see your reviews of these books, or any of your favourite titles. If you have a quiet moment in the library, why not have a go. Check out these ideas too to get you started.
You can recommend a book to Summer Reading Challenge volunteer on twitter using #volunteerread. Or share your own book reviews on Pinterest, YouTube or Twitter.