Book Reviews

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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
age 13+
Middle volume in undersea saga ups the action and suspense.
By Michael Buckley
(2016)
age 13+
Absorbing romance stars time-traveling smart girl.
By Emily Henry
(2016)
age 13+
Realistic, gripping look at teen suicide and mental illness.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2016)
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age 13+
Strong female leads navigate a confusing magic world.
By Susan Dennard
(2016)
age 13+
Solid teen romance with smart, artsy heroes.
By Jenn Bennett
(2015)
age 13+
Romance, illness, uncertainty in standard coming-of-ager.
By Kate McGovern
(2015)
age 13+
Blockbuster finale to addictive sci-fi fairy-tale series.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
age 13+
Action-packed finale lacks wow factor of first two books.
By Eoin Colfer
(2015)
age 13+
Violent volume ends gothic trilogy with epic battle, hope.
By Ransom Riggs
(2015)
age 13+
Thoughtful coming-of-ager about looking beneath the surface.
By Cammie McGovern
(2015)
age 13+
Bella/Edward are now Beau/Edyth. Great for gender-role talk.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2015)
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age 13+
Tedious romance, fun adventure with Egyptian gods, monsters.
By Colleen Houck
(2015)
age 13+
Girl hides as boy for harrowing journey west in taut tale.
By Rae Carson
(2015)
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age 13+
Beautiful, emotional free-verse novel about conjoined twins.
By Sarah Crossan
(2015)
age 13+
Engaging journey of sick teen risking it all to truly live.
By Nicola Yoon
(2015)
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age 13+
Absorbing, bittersweet, same-sex camp romance.
By Maggie Thrash
(2015)
age 13+
Captivating tale of five teens who meet by chance.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2015)
age 13+
Soon-to-part lovers debate what-ifs in smart romance.
By Jennifer E. Smith
(2015)
age 13+
Charming, if not too original, sick-teens love story.
By Robyn Schneider
(2015)

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