A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Messages vary based on the books.
There's no strong language on the main site, but some of the books contain profanity.
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Products & Purchases
The site links to vendors that sell its books. There are some ads and product-related promotions, such as contests with iPods and Mark cosmetics as prizes.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this site lets teens browse HarperTeen's young-adult offerings, some of which include iffy content like drug abuse, one-night stands, and vampire violence. The other content on the site (quizzes, podcasts, contests) is pretty tame, and there's no social networking or other privacy-compromising features.
Is It Any Good?
Fans of The Vampire Diaries and other popular young-adult novels can take quizzes, enter contests, and listen to podcasts featuring their favorite authors on HarperTeen. These interactive features -- and more -- offer a nice complement to the novels, many of which are available for browsing (and purchase). The site has a clean, appealing design, and the information is well organized. Teens don't have a chance to contribute to the site -- there's no social networking or user-created content -- but for parents, that's probably a plus.
Online interaction: No social networking or messages boards.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.