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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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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Saving Lucas Biggs Book Poster Image
age 11+
Girl time-travels to save dad in thought-provoking story.
By Marisa de los Santos, David Teague
(2014)
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The Lord of Opium Book Poster Image
age 11+
Sci-fi sequel is gripping but can't top original.
By Nancy Farmer
(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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Son: The Giver, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Classic battle pulls quest quartet to exciting conclusion.
By Lois Lowry
(2012)
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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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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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Nick of Time Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Riotous, violent adventure with classic virtues.
By Ted Bell
(2008)
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One Small Step Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Absurd premise yields a thrilling story.
By P. B. Kerr
(2008)
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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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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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Maximum Ride, Book 1: The Angel Experiment Book Poster Image
age 11+
OK series launch about flock of mutants. Tweens.
By James Patterson
(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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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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