Book Reviews

age 11+
 
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
By J.A. White
(2015)
age 11+
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
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age 11+
 
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
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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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age 11+
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
age 11+
 
Dark but fun 1890 murder mystery has feminist message.
By Julie Berry
(2014)
age 11+
 
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
age 11+
 
Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
By Jack Gantos
(2014)
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age 11+
 
"Freaky Friday" lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
By Megan Shull
(2014)
age 11+
 
Excellent ghost-hunting series stays super scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2014)
age 11+
 
Short stories about Four are fun if a bit underwhelming.
By Veronica Roth
(2014)
age 11+
 
Intriguing start to fantasy series best for dark-side fans.
By Django Wexler
(2014)
age 11+
 
Girl time-travels to save dad in thought-provoking story.
By Marisa de los Santos, David Teague
(2014)
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age 11+
 
Hunger Games, Potter fans will enjoy exciting fantasy.
By David Baldacci
(2014)
age 11+
 
Thrilling, brilliant witch tale is vividly violent, scary.
By J.A. White
(2014)
age 11+
 
Sweet, funny When Harry Met Sally romance for teens.
By Elizabeth Eulberg
(2014)
age 11+
 
Touching take on Lost Boys of Sudan, based on true story.
By Linda Sue Park
(2010)
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age 17+
 
Fantasy intertwining sex, violence, makes for mature fare.
By Christopher Rice
(2013)
age 11+
 
Sci-fi sequel is gripping but can't top original.
By Nancy Farmer
(2013)
age 11+
 
Exciting ghost-hunter series start is very, very scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2013)

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