Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Middle schooler tries '50s popularity guide in fun memoir.
csm_book
By Maya Van Wagenen
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
csm_book
By Vince Vawter
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Swaggering but sentimental story about loyalty.
csm_book
By Jason Reynolds
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Oddly sweet dystopian mystery marred by out-of-place action.
csm_book
By Lauren DeStefano
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Relatable story of music-loving Native American boy in '70s.
csm_book
By Eric Gansworth
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
csm_book
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Riveting story of determined teen who can ride any horse.
csm_book
By Jennifer H. Lyne
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Rich teen piano prodigy manages pressure, older crushes.
csm_book
By Sara Zarr
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
csm_book
By Matthew Quick
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Thoughtful story about a tragedy teen boy brings on himself.
csm_book
By Elizabeth LaBan
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
csm_book
By Betty Smith
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Classic series about twin teens is shallow but satisfying.
csm_book
By Francine Pascal
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Prose and comics mix in intense tale of sibling rivalry.
csm_book
By Cecil Castellucci
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teens grasp impact of their hurtfulness in emotional novel.
csm_book
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Latina teen faces mom's cancer in award-winning verse novel.
csm_book
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
csm_book
By Patrick Ness
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Rap star's moving novel about a bully redeemed.
csm_book
By 50 Cent
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
A troubled boy discovers his self-worth through art.
csm_book
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Touching coming-of-age story with some mature themes.
csm_book
By Dana Reinhardt
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Thoughtful look at teen finding self after parents' divorce.
csm_book
By Sarah Dessen
(2011)

Pages