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Sweet Fifteen Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heavy-handed metaphors mar warm story.
By Diane Gonzales Bertrand
(1995)
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Both Sides of Time Book Poster Image
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Fast-moving pulp fiction.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1995)
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Prisoner of Time Book Poster Image
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age 13+
An interesting picture of 19th-century society.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1998)
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Beast Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Beauty and the Beast retold in slow-paced but exotic tale.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2000)
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Perfect Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Poignant read perfect for mom-teen girl book club.
By Natasha Friend
(2004)
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Stardust Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Book has more sex, less violence than the movie.
By Neil Gaiman
(1999)
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How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-boyfriend Book Poster Image
age 13+
Hijinks ensue as goofy girl schemes for her man.
By Janette Rallison
(2007)
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The Will of the Empress Book Poster Image
age 13+
Mages gather to deal with politics and love.
By Tamora Pierce
(2005)
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The Book Thief Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful testament to humanity in Nazi Germany.
By Markus Zusak
(2006)
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Just Listen Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen girl struggles following trauma in riveting novel.
By Sarah Dessen
(2006)
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Clay Book Poster Image
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Boys create a golem in this odd but provoking book.
By David Almond
(2006)
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Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories Book Poster Image
age 13+
Short stories about coming of age; some sexual references.
By Lois Lowry
(2007)
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Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood Book Poster Image
age 13+
End of pants-swap series fits older teens best.
By Ann Brashares
(2007)
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Split Screen: Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies / Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fun format adds creativity to gay-themed coming-of-age book.
By Brent Hartinger
(2007)
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New Moon: The Twilight Saga, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Second book in vampire series drips with action and romance.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2006)
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Monster Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Provocative book about teen on trial for murder.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1999)
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Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Overlong but engrossing popular vampire romance.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2005)
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An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming Book Poster Image
age 13+
Green teens may want fewer facts, more activism ideas.
By Al Gore
(2007)
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Fix Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Plastic surgery book gets readers thinking about body image.
By Leslie Margolis
(2006)
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The Sirens of Titan Book Poster Image
age 13+
Great intro to Kurt Vonnegut for teens.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1959)
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