Book Reviews

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Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
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age 12+
Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
By Sharon Cameron
(2015)
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The Honest Truth Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Boy with cancer runs away to climb mountain in moving tale.
By Dan Gemeinhart
(2015)
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The Accidental Highwayman Book Poster Image
age 12+
Bandits and faeries mix in rollicking fantasy series debut.
By Ben Tripp
(2014)
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Skink -- No Surrender Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
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The Shadow Hero Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian-American superhero.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
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age 12+
Witty repartee boosts Southern belle-turned-superhero tale.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2014)
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age 12+
Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
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age 12+
Riveting story of teen hostage falling for Somali pirate.
By Nick Lake
(2013)
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The Apprentices: The Apothecary Series, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New villains seek A-bomb in exciting Apothecary sequel.
By Maile Meloy
(2013)
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Nine Days Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping search for missing dad, based on a true story.
By Fred Hiatt
(2013)
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age 12+
Zany adventure in the Florida Everglades spoofs reality TV.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2012)
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The Apothecary Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
By Maile Meloy
(2011)
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Time Riders Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Time-traveling thriller puts three teens in NYC on 9/11.
By Alex Scarrow
(2010)
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Sidekicks Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun superhero saga with coming-of-age themes.
By Jack D. Ferraiolo
(2011)
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The Old Man and the Sea Book Poster Image
age 12+
Man vs. marlin story a challenging, introspective read.
By Ernest Hemingway
(2011)
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Around the World in 100 Days Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fun follow-up to the Jules Verne classic.
By Gary Blackwood
(2010)
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As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth Book Poster Image
age 12+
Summer adventure teen boys and parents will both love.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2010)
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Toby Alone Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Offbeat eco-message tale weighs some complex, dark themes.
By Timothee de Fombelle
(2009)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Book Poster Image
age 12+
Still one of the greatest American novels.
By Mark Twain
(1885)
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