Book Reviews

Shelter Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fast-paced YA thriller from "suburban noir" pro.
By Harlan Coben
(2011)
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Don't Turn Around Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, nonstop techno-thriller raises big issues.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2012)
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The Name of the Star: Shades of London, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Macabre modern Ripper meets hip Brit boarding school.
By Maureen Johnson
(2011)
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Fake ID Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fast-paced tale of family in hiding is gripping, violent.
By Lamar Giles
(2014)
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We Were Liars Book Poster Image
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age 13+
A privileged life goes askew in haunting summer mystery.
By E. Lockhart
(2014)
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There Will Be Lies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deaf teen learns scary truths in suspenseful thriller.
By Nick Lake
(2015)
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The Outliers Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Page-turner thriller is full of twists, violence.
By Kimberly McCreight
(2016)
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The Leaving Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fast-paced thriller seeks to solve mystery of missing teen.
By Tara Altebrando
(2016)
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City of Saints & Thieves Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating trio fuels thought-provoking Africa thriller.
By Natalie C. Anderson
(2017)
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The Scattering: The Outliers, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sequel has more twists, turns but less all around.
By Kimberly McCreight
(2017)
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The Dazzling Heights:  The Thousandth Floor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling, character-driven mystery among wealthy teens.
By Katharine McGee
(2017)
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Batman: Nightwalker: DC Icons Series Book Poster Image
age 13+
Suspenseful teen Batman tale leaps from comic to novel form.
By Marie Lu
(2018)
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Time Bomb Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Explosive high school thriller marred by flat characters.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2018)
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Neverworld Wake Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark, gripping, time-shifting psychological thriller.
By Marisha Pessl
(2018)
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The Towering Sky: The Thousandth Floor, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Mystery series finale is a little less everything.
By Katharine McGee
(2018)
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Two Can Keep a Secret Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen thriller is heavy on clichés, light on thrills.
By Karen M. McManus
(2019)
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Girls with Razor Hearts Book Poster Image
age 13+
Girls grapple with their value in exciting thriller.
By Suzanne Young
(2020)
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Stranger With My Face Book Poster Image
age 13+
OK read. Teens may love the supernatural elements.
By Lois Duncan
(1981)
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Friend Is Not a Verb Book Poster Image
age 13+
Mystery + romance + wannabe rock stars adds up to good fun.
By Daniel Ehrenhaft
(2010)
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The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin Book Poster Image
age 13+
Funny, overweight, deaf -- the new kid is an unlikely hero.
By Josh Berk
(2010)
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