Book Reviews

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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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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Four: A Divergent Collection Book Poster Image
age 11+
Short stories about Four are fun if a bit underwhelming.
By Veronica Roth
(2014)
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A World Without Princes: The School for Good and Evil, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
A girls-vs.-boys twist in magic-filled sequel.
By Soman Chainani
(2014)
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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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The Underneath Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
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Uglies: Uglies Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
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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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Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
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Gathering Blue: The Giver, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
(2000)
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