Crudity and absurdity abound in best pals' misadventures.
Middle school humor mixes with moving subplot.
Popular series continues with fight to save the environment.
Sentimental story of teen beach romance turning into love.
Adventure sequel is well-rounded, family-friendly fare.
Super-intense, apocalyptic alien-invasion nail-biter.
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
Spine-tingling ghost story haunts long after reading.
Plot and jokes forced but harmless in detective parody.
Mix of brutality and tenderness makes fantasy seem real.
Popular, rich girls star in shallow, sexy series starter.
Friendship and family in Paris in exciting, creepy sequel.
Madcap mayhem perfect for Big Nate fans.
Gross-out humor and adventure in lively Deadweather sequel.
Mature dramedy doesn't deliver on interesting premise.
Fascinating, clever animated tale not meant for young kids.
Tween tale is both creepy and sweetly poignant.
Kids battle severe weather in mild, whimsical fantasy.
Upbeat tale about kids coping with disadvantages.
Engrossing Elizabethan tale of murder and intrigue.
Older teens, adults can say "I do" to wedding dramedy.
Classic sitcom still entertains, raises relevant issues.
Fewer playboy antics, but still plenty of violence.
Teen's positive turnaround mixes with iffy beauty message.
School-for-criminals mystery turns very dark and violent.