Book Reviews

The Electric Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sensitive teens struggle to survive in twisty sci-fi tale.
By David Arnold
(2021)
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The Gilded Ones Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen girl quests for true identity in captivating fantasy.
By Namina Forna
(2021)
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The Iron Raven: The Iron Fey: Evenfall, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
High-action faery world spin-off series stars famous Puck.
By Julie Kagawa
(2021)
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Tales from the Hinterland: The Hazel Wood, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Dark fairy tales feature young women in deadly jeopardy.
By Melissa Albert
(2021)
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The Awakening of Malcolm X Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intimate fictional memoir brings Malcolm X to life.
By Ilyasah Shabazz, Tiffany D. Jackson
(2021)
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This Is My America Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl pursues justice for father, brother in exciting novel.
By Kim Johnson
(2020)
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The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person Book Poster Image
age 12+
Caring, funny, compelling call to be anti-racist.
By Frederick Joseph
(2020)
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How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories Book Poster Image
age 12+
Villainous Faerie prince returns in charming prequel/sequel.
By Holly Black
(2020)
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The Camelot Betrayal: Camelot Rising, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Hazy storytelling, but Guinevere the witch still intrigues.
By Kiersten White
(2020)
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Instant Karma Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Opposites attract and karma is served in cute teen romance.
By Marissa Meyer
(2020)
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Smash It! Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teen experiments with personal, social risks in bold novel.
By Francina Simone
(2020)
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The Way Back Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dark, complex, wise fantasy is steeped in Jewish folklore.
By Gavriel Savit
(2020)
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Grown Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Cautionary tale of teen under sway of predatory pop star.
By Tiffany D. Jackson
(2020)
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Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything Book Poster Image
age 16+
Compelling coming-of-ager blends sci-fi and folklore.
By Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
(2020)
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We Are Not Free Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful tale of Japanese American resilience during WWII.
By Traci Chee
(2020)
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All This Time Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Message of teen love and grief gets lost in contrived plot.
By Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott
(2020)
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Skyhunter Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Silent warrior fights supersoldiers in exciting sci-fi.
By Marie Lu
(2020)
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All Together Now! Book Poster Image
age 12+
Moving story of quirky optimist finding hope after tragedy.
By Matthew Quick
(2020)
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Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lady Gaga's solid collection spotlights acts of compassion.
By Born This Way Foundation Reporters, Lady Gaga
(2020)
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Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi: The Kyoshi Novels, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mystical hero propels intense Asian martial arts fantasy.
By F.C. Yee
(2020)
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