Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Often tragic, often bloody stories with a fun Percy twist.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
age 12+
 
Complex fantasy sequel more absorbing than first book.
By S. E. Grove
(2015)
age 12+
 
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban-American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
age 10+
 
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Gripping, taut eco-thriller a thoughtful, satisfying read.
By Louis Sachar
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Futuristic dystopian novel has clever characters, suspense.
By Joel Ross
(2015)
age 12+
 
Gripping Dracula family thriller gets off to slow start.
By Jessica Day George
(2015)
age 10+
 
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Strong (but long) sequel about book characters come to life.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2015)
age 12+
 
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Strong, smart heroine in absorbing, gently paced mystery.
By Valynne E. Maetani
(2015)
age 10+
 
Slapstick, sweetness, sorrow in epic fairy-tale-world saga.
By Chris Colfer
(2014)
age 12+
 
Unbiased "biography" of gun loved by bootleggers, gangsters.
By Karen Blumenthal
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.
By Cherie Priest
(2015)
age 10+
 
Kids from various books unite in muddled art-heist story.
By Blue Balliett
(2015)
age 10+
 
Exciting alien-invasion thriller mixes sci-fi and magic.
By Jonathan Maberry
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
By Sharon Cameron
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Charming tale takes on bullying with sweet, light touch.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2015)
age 10+
 
Suspenseful installment explores death penalty, immigration.
By John Grisham
(2015)

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