Book Reviews

A New Beginning: Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Promising spin-off series start with the first girl Ranger!
By John Flanagan
(2013)
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Greetings from Witness Protection! Book Poster Image
age 11+
Kicky tween thriller deals with themes of abandonment.
By Jake Burt
(2017)
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Daughter of the Pirate King Book Poster Image
age 13+
Swashbuckling, snarky pirate-girl romp has gore galore.
By Tricia Levenseller
(2017)
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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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Across a Star-Swept Sea Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, complex dystopian spy romance based on a classic.
By Diana Peterfreund
(2013)
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My Chemical Mountain Book Poster Image
age 13+
Boys take on a toxic waste dump in fast-paced story.
By Corina Vacco
(2013)
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A Girl Named Digit Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fun story of math whiz girl who fights crime, finds romance.
By Annabel Monaghan
(2012)
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The Apothecary, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
By Maile Meloy
(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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Trash Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful adventure about dumpsite kids a true treasure.
By Andy Mulligan
(2010)
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Fat Cat Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Girl-geek makeover tale with a great healthy eating message.
By Robin Brande
(2009)
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Wintergirls Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Disturbing, lauded eating disorder read; discuss with teens.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2009)
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Purge Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Eating disorder recovery tale is raw and honest.
By Sarah Darer Littman
(2009)
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Operation Typhoon Shore: Guild of Specialists, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Intelligent, intense, edge-of-your-seat adventure.
By Joshua Mowll
(2006)
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Hatchet Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Hold on tight for an intense tale of survival.
By Gary Paulsen
(1987)
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Operation Red Jericho: The Guild of Specialists, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Top-notch, rip-roaring adventure with fantasy violence.
By Joshua Mowll
(2005)
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Far North Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Popular adventure-survival book kids love.
By Will Hobbs
(1996)
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Jumping Off to Freedom Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harrowing journey of family fleeing Cuba on a raft.
By Anilu Bernardo
(1996)
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Voyage of the Frog Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harrowing adventure good for reluctant readers.
By Gary Paulsen
(1989)
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