Teen Book Review Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Greenville County Library System (GCLS). This opportunity designed for tweens and teens offers the chance to earn three volunteer hours a month. Once you submit your application to earn service hours by writing a Teen Book Review, a Library staff person will contact you to let you know whether you are eligible to participate and supply complete directions for submitting your Teen Book Review.

  • All reviews must be of books read or listened to in their entirety from the Young Adult (YA) or juvenile collection of GCLS.
  • Books must be age appropriate for the person submitting the review.
  • Inaccurate or incomplete reviews will not be accepted.
  • Reviews must be the original work of the submitting participant.
  • Reviews that contain inappropriate content will not be considered.
  • All reviews become property of GCLS.
  • GCLS reserves the right to make minor edits to reviews for grammatical or spelling errors.
  • Submitted Reviews may be posted on the GCLS website accompanied by the first name (only) of the person submitting.
  • Students must receive official approval from a Greenville County Library System Youth Services staff member to submit a book review.

Submissions will be accepted based on the following criteria:

  • Greenville County students ages 12-18.
  • Book choice titles submitted must be from books available in the Young Adult (YA) or juvenile collections of GCLS.
  • Book choice titles should be unique. (If titles have already been reviewed, you may be asked to submit different titles.)

Reviews should include:

  • Your name
  • Age
  • Title of the book
  • Author
  • A summary of the book (75 words or less)
  • A blurb to tell others why you do or don't recommend this book. (150 words or less).
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