Book Reviews

The Mighty Odds Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun, thoughtful mystery deals with superpowers, bullying.
By Amy Ignatow
(2016)
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Saving the Whole Wide World: Hilo, Book 2: Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien robot fights alien invasion in fun page-turner.
By Judd Winick
(2016)
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A Court of Mist and Fury: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark faery romance sequel filled with sex, gore, magic.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2016)
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Dylan the Villain Book Poster Image
age 4+
Clever, smart, diabolically fun story of kid supervillain.
By K.G. Campbell
(2016)
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The Prisoner of Cell 25: Michael Vey, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Suspenseful tale of superpowered teens has a spark of wit.
By Richard Paul Evans
(2011)
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Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth: Hilo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun graphic novel about Earth adventures of boy from space.
By Judd Winick
(2015)
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Calamity: The Reckoners, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Explosive finale for action-packed superhero saga.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2016)
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Zeroes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Clever but overlong tale of superpowered misfit teens.
By Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
(2015)
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The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here Book Poster Image
age 14+
Smart coming-of-age fantasy focuses on "regular" kids.
By Patrick Ness
(2015)
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Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot: Captain Underpants, Book 12 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Amid the mischief, a heartfelt pep talk for underdogs.
By Dav Pilkey
(2015)
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Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Often tragic, often bloody stories with a fun Percy twist.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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Sunny Side Up Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
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I Am Princess X Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.
By Cherie Priest
(2015)
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The Leveller Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Virtual-reality thriller starts well, loses steam.
By Julia Durango
(2015)
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Super Fly: The World's Smallest Superhero!: Super Fly, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
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Fallout: Lois Lane, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Comics reporter updated as teen in fun, slick mystery.
By Gwenda Bond
(2015)
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Get Mooned: Joey & Johnny, the Ninjas, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)
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Ferals Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Dark fantasy has chills, thrills, fresh take on superhero.
By Jacob Grey
(2015)
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Public School Superhero Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inner-city middle school tale is funny and compassionate.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
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