Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
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By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tale of Disney villains' kids has cliché plot, characters.
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By Melissa de la Cruz
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gifted kids infiltrate the enemy in action-focused fantasy.
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By Peter Lerangis
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
New Kingdom Keepers series best for fans of previous one.
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By Ridley Pearson
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Mouse vs. cats, humans in heroic, gory rodent saga sequel.
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By Lisa Fiedler
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A heartwarming story of hope triumphing over pain.
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By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Ben is lured to the dark side in fun, action-packed sequel.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
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By Marissa Moss
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Deep-thinking fantasy lovers will dive into this sequel.
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By Aaron Starmer
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inner-city middle school tale is funny and compassionate.
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By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
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By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tween pals, family curse, romance in sweet, dreamy tale.
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By Alice Hoffman
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
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By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
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By Karen Bao
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
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By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
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By Stacey Lee
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teen girl helps lingering spirits in chilling horror tale.
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By Paige McKenzie
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Quest for half-dragons grows in characters, complexity.
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By Rachel Hartman
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Rapid-fire story of boy's horrible final week of school.
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By Lisa Yee
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting sci-fi saga expands scope, adds depth to Tula.
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By Cecil Castellucci
(2015)

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