Book Reviews

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11
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Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
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By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
AGE
12
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Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
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By Maureen Johnson
(2015)
AGE
12
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Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
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By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
AGE
11
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Boy with cancer runs away to climb mountain in moving tale.
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By Dan Gemeinhart
(2015)
AGE
12
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Thriller full of glamour, intrigue may hook tweens, teens.
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By Ally Carter
(2015)
AGE
12
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Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
12
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YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
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By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
AGE
12
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Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
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By Carol Goodman
(2014)
AGE
11
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Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
AGE
12
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Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
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By Garth Nix
(2014)
AGE
12
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Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
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By Ally Condie
(2014)
AGE
12
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Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
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By Jasper Fforde
(2014)
AGE
12
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Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
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By Gail Carriger
(2014)
AGE
11
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Dark but fun 1890 murder mystery has feminist message.
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By Julie Berry
(2014)
AGE
11
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Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
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By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
AGE
12
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Fun graphic novel about gamers makes strong political point.
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By Cory Doctorow
(2014)
AGE
12
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Bandits and faeries mix in rollicking fantasy series debut.
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By Ben Tripp
(2014)
AGE
12
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Taut tale mixes medieval fantasy, mutant powers, great cast.
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By Marie Lu
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
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By Jack Gantos
(2014)
AGE
12
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Delightfully creepy 1890s mystery has some light horror.
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By William Ritter
(2014)

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