Book Reviews

Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful novel deals with suicide, anxiety, and loneliness.
By Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
(2018)
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Grenade Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tense, gripping WWII drama has powerful cost-of-war message.
By Alan Gratz
(2018)
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A Court of Frost and Starlight: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 3.1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Festive, less violent installment sizzles with faerie sex.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2018)
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Refugee Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.
By Alan Gratz
(2017)
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A Court of Wings and Ruin: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Gore, sex, epic battle against evil in twisty faery tale.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2017)
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Lady Midnight: The Dark Artifices, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Shadowhunter fans will love, but the romance is nothing new.
By Cassandra Clare
(2016)
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Goodbye Stranger Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Bittersweet, lovely story of friendship and social media.
By Rebecca Stead
(2015)
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City of Heavenly Fire: The Mortal Instruments, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fans won't mind length of mature series send-off.
By Cassandra Clare
(2014)
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The Program, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dystopian romance links teen suicide and memory.
By Suzanne Young
(2013)
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City of Lost Souls: The Mortal Instruments, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bloody bestselling fantasy series gets steamier.
By Cassandra Clare
(2012)
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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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The Giver, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting, expertly crafted novel shows utopia's flaws.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
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Chains: The Seeds of America Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful story of slavery in 1776 New York.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2008)
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Al Capone Does My Shirts: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Boy stands up for sister with autism in compassionate tale.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
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