Book Reviews

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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
age 13+
Absorbing romance stars time-traveling smart girl.
By Emily Henry
(2016)
age 6+
Inspiring, educational story of 1800s civil rights heroes.
By Susan E. Goodman
(2016)
age 7+
Lively tale of store that aided civil rights struggle.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2015)
age 13+
Solid teen romance with smart, artsy heroes.
By Jenn Bennett
(2015)
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age 14+
Predictable but engaging high school romance.
By Emma Mills
(2015)
age 12+
Gripping nonfiction account of Vietnam-era whistle-blowing.
By Steve Sheinkin
(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 7+
Gorgeous, clever account of bold con artist's life.
By Greg Pizzoli
(2015)
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age 13+
Absorbing, bittersweet, same-sex camp romance.
By Maggie Thrash
(2015)
age 13+
Soon-to-part lovers debate what-ifs in smart romance.
By Jennifer E. Smith
(2015)
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age 14+
Thought-provoking, inventive teen romance with a twist.
By David Levithan
(2015)
age 13+
Intense nonfiction graphic novel chronicles 2005 disaster.
By Don Brown
(2015)
age 14+
Adult sequel to popular Princess Diaries series delivers.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
age 12+
Unbiased "biography" of gun loved by bootleggers, gangsters.
By Karen Blumenthal
(2015)
age 13+
Kind of cute and funny but super predictable teen romcom.
By Brian Katcher
(2015)
age 13+
Strong sequel stars lovable Lara Jean and plenty of romance.
By Jenny Han
(2015)
age 12+
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
age 13+
Romantic beach read with kooky premise and solid messages.
By Kasie West
(2015)

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