Book Reviews

Addie on the Inside Book Poster Image
age 11+
Vivacious seventh grader expresses herself in vivid poems.
By James Howe
(2011)
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Ready Player One Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting, funny, futuristic thriller about online games.
By Ernest Cline
(2011)
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1947)
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The Grapes of Wrath Book Poster Image
age 15+
Gritty Steinbeck classic brings Great Depression to life.
By John Steinbeck
(2002)
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Froi of the Exiles Book Poster Image
age 15+
Character-driven fantasy is extraordinary for older teens.
By Melina Marchetta
(2012)
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Everybody Sees the Ants Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful, challenging tale of outsider fighting back.
By A.S. King
(2011)
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The Bluest Eye Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Deeply poetic novel explores racial and sexual feelings.
By Toni Morrison
(1970)
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Never Fall Down Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Harrowing true story of boy in Cambodia's Killing Fields.
By Patricia McCormick
(2012)
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Tiger Eyes Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful novel examines teen's world of grief.
By Judy Blume
(1981)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal Book Poster Image
age 15+
Brilliantly funny, insightful, dark high school tragicomedy.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Just One Day Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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The House of the Scorpion Book Poster Image
age 11+
Gripping, gritty sci-fi tale of a clone's identity struggle.
By Nancy Farmer
(2001)
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Quintana of Charyn Book Poster Image
age 15+
Engrossing end to fabulous epic trilogy for mature readers.
By Melina Marchetta
(2013)
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The Universe Versus Alex Woods Book Poster Image
age 15+
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
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The Twelve-Fingered Boy Book Poster Image
age 15+
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
By John Hornor Jacobs
(2013)
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Under the Empyrean Sky: The Heartland Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thought-provoking, dystopian eco-adventure great for boys.
By Chuck Wendig
(2013)
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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Book Poster Image
age 15+
Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
By Matthew Quick
(2013)
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A Prayer for Owen Meany Book Poster Image
age 15+
Affecting, darkly comic novel has heavy, mature themes.
By John Irving
(1989)
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The Gospel of Winter Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful book about victims of priest sexual abuse.
By Brendan Kiely
(2014)
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