|Books out from the library|
(For readers unfamiliar with the library term “read-alike,” it refers to books that share similar characteristics and thus might appeal to the the same reader. These commonalities might include tone, setting, characterization or plot.)
When dividing up the fiction titles on my list of recommended books, I considered the age of the protagonist and the sophistication of themes. Essentially, I asked, which age-level of reader would relate to this character and what he or she experiences? I welcome input by library professionals who are more seasoned in readers’ advisory.