Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
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By Angela Johnson
(2003)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
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By K. L. Going
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
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By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
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By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Edgy, sardonic book is OK for mature readers.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
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By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
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By Nicky Singer
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of teen entering foster care.
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By Ron Koertge
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, intense story of boy freed after kidnapping.
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By Catherine Atkins
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Racism, mystery, murder, and politics ... at the mall.
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By Edward Bloor
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Powerful, violent tale about kids caught in a modern war.
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By Meg Rosoff
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.
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By Susan Shaw
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
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By Cynthia Voigt
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
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By Susan Patron
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A disturbing novel with no easy answers.
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By Virginia Walter
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
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By Robert Cormier
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
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By Robert Cormier
(2004)

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