Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Three girls grow up together in the inner city.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2008)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
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By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Easy read on fitting in not worth cheering about.
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By Mimi McCoy
(2007)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Honest story about first crushes -- tweens and up.
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By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Mean, label-loving girls are awful role models.
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By Lisi Harrison
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Duff finds trouble while driving cross country.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
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By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.
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By Susan Shaw
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Luther fights to survive his criminal mother.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Brilliant but complex novel for older kids.
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By E. L. Konigsburg
(1996)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
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By Lois Lowry
(1993)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Funny and sensitive story of friendship.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(1975)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Fifth-grade girls learn tolerance and compassion.
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By Virginia Hamilton
(1999)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
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By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
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By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)