2020 Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge is Back!

Potential Plus UK’s Summer Reading Challenge is open to everyone aged 18 and under and is about going that bit deeper when you read.  Children and Young People read and review five books that they have chosen as a challenge to themselves. The challenge may be in the length of the book, complexity of vocabulary or in the subject matter. The reviews themselves should demonstrate a greater understanding of, and reflection on, the books they choose.

Although we know that most will read many more than 5 books, especially this year when we are in partial lockdown, part of this challenge is evaluating which books you would share with others and why, so we ask that you only provide reviews for five books.

The Summer Reading Challenge is open to children and young people aged 18 and under.

1. Read the books over this Summer (from July 1st to 6th September 2020).
2. Rate the books from 1 – 5 stars (with 5 stars being a fantastic read and would recommend it to others).
3. Write/type/video/dictate reviews of your top 5 books. In your reviews include a personal reflection on the book as well as if and why you would recommend it to others. Don’t forget that you want to tantalise new readers without giving away the whole plot.
Send us your book reviews, not forgetting to tell us why these books were challenging,  and including your age to Potential Plus UK by Thursday 10th September. Email: focus@potentialplusuk.org

All participants will receive a certificate of achievement to acknowledge the efforts that they have made and how they have risen to the challenges.

We would like to be able to quote and attribute some of these recommendations in future blogs. If you do not want us to attribute your child by first name (/name and initial of surname) please let us know when you send in the Summer reading reviews.

To see what books were previously recommended by our members and maybe read a few for yourself, visit our blogs Book Recommendations in 2017Summer Reading Challenge 2018 – The Reviews and Summer Reading Challenge 2019 – The Reviews

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