Book Reviews

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
11
QUALITY
 
Luther fights to survive his criminal mother.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(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
 
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
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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
14
QUALITY
 
Lyrical, award-winning thriller is complex; read with teens.
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By Sonya Hartnett
(2007)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Duff finds trouble while driving cross country.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2005)
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)

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