Dreyer’s English: Good Advice for Good Writing

Delacorte. Feb. 2021. 288p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780593176801.
Gr 9 Up–This guide is intended to help writers develop their craft. The text uses pop culture and other modern-day examples to highlight common mistakes and how to avoid them. Chapters deal with issues such as punctuation, numbers, nouns, common mistakes, and more. This title does a great job of clearly explaining hard-to-remember rules. Readers might be surprised at times to find that common phrases or sayings are technically incorrect, which makes aspiring writers challenge their perceptions of what they thought they knew. The text also discusses the publishing industry, which benefits readers who wish to understand the realm of professional writing. A list of “eminently bookmarkable sites” after the last chapter is the cherry on top of this accessible work.
VERDICT A great addition to any classroom and school library as a reference source. Give it to all the English teachers you know.

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