Book Reviews

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Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
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A car crash ends one life and begins another.
By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
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age 10+
 
National Book Award winner imparts importance of empathy.
By Kathryn Erskine
(2010)
age 10+
 
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
By Brenda Woods
(2011)
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age 10+
 
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
age 10+
 
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)
age 10+
 
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
By Tim Federle
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Dramatic, complex tale has rich characters, emotional depth.
By Sharon Creech
(1994)
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age 10+
 
Tough but warmhearted story of boy who misses dad at war.
By David Fleming
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
age 10+
 
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
By Tim Federle
(2014)
age 10+
 
Epic, adventurous, romantic, fantastic graphic novel.
By Isabel Greenberg
(2013)
age 10+
 
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
age 10+
 
A disturbing novel with no easy answers.
By Virginia Walter
(1998)
age 10+
 
Classic coming-of-age story rings true decades later.
By Judy Blume
(1970)
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age 10+
 
Teens connect over music and death. Intriguing.
By Andrew Clements
(2006)

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