Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
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By Kurt Vonnegut
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
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By Robert Cormier
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
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By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
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By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
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By Madeleine L'Engle
(2003)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
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By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
Editors' pick
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Thrilling, provocative, and controversial, this novel explores free speech, individual rights, and other big issues.
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By Cory Doctorow
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
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By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sequel just as gripping -- and brutal -- as the first.
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By Suzanne Collins
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced World War I fantasy exciting yet low on violence.
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By Scott Westerfeld
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
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By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
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By Brenda Woods
(2011)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Exciting, funny, futuristic thriller about online games.
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By Ernest Cline
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
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By Patrick Ness
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Clever science fantasy will appeal to Philip Pullman fans.
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By Ian McDonald
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Tense action, sharp plot twists distinguish dystopian tale.
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By Dan Wells
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
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By Aldous Huxley
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Classic, still-powerful story of futuristic censorship.
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By Ray Bradbury
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Relentless tale of future warfare asks disturbing questions.
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By Garth Nix
(2011)

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