Book Reviews

AGE
14
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A great conversation-starter on the impact of violence.
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By David Almond
(2010)
AGE
15
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Like cotton candy: a guilty pleasure without much nutrition.
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By Lauren Conrad
(2010)
AGE
15
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Sex and the City prequel is OK for mature teens.
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By Candace Bushnell
(2010)
AGE
12
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Easy read about the difficulties of love and friendship.
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By Susane Colasanti
(2010)
AGE
15
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Sex, mature themes make engaging read for older teens.
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By Carolyn Mackler
(2010)
AGE
15
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Edgy, clever gay-themed tale about teens with same name.
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By David Levithan, John Green
(2010)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Honest book about friendships and finding yourself.
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By Barbara Dee
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
So-so sequel mines more sex topics, adds more teen drinking.
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By Lauren McLaughlin
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
An overweight teen struggles to fit in with the popular girls, but learns to value herself for who she is.
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By Erica S. Perl
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Dramatic, complex tale has rich characters, emotional depth.
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By Sharon Creech
(2010)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Historical fluff has teen and Napoleon as unlikely friends.
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By Staton Rabin
(2010)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Tender tale of good girl learning to live her own life.
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By Deb Caletti
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
As the heroine struggles with losing her sister and falling in love, her narration remains honest and poetic.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Violent, voyeuristic look at teens sent to wilderness camp.
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By Alex McAulay
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Cool heroine makes this for more than zombie horror fans.
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By Carrie Ryan
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Coming-of-age adventure will especially hook boy readers.
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By Fran Cannon Slayton
(2010)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Raw, raunchy tale of survival most teens aren't ready for.
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By John Barnes
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Tech addict's story veers from too breezy to overly mature.
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By Rachel Cohn
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Realistic portrayal of a teen committed to killing herself.
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By Julie Anne Peters
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fun debut of spy school series is OK for tweens.
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By Ally Carter
(2009)

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