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
13
QUALITY
 
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
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By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
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
13
QUALITY
 
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
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By Robert Cormier
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
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By John Green
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Holes sequel delves into edgier territory.
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By Louis Sachar
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Newbery winner has depth, but no plot; tweens+.
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By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Lots of mature content in gritty tale; OK for older teens.
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By Markus Zusak
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen angst and serious issues; best for mature teens.
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By Sarah Dessen
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Honest story about first crushes -- tweens and up.
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By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Award-winning tale is surprisingly uninventive.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
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By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.
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By Nick Hornby
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
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By Sara Zarr
(2007)

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