Book Reviews

Burning Kingdoms:  The Internment Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
Bucking the Sarge Book Poster Image
age 11+
Luther fights to survive his criminal mother.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2004)
The Boy from the Basement Book Poster Image
age 11+
Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.
By Susan Shaw
(2005)
Homecoming Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
The Giver, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
Flight #116 Is Down! Book Poster Image
age 11+
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)
Harry Sue Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
Car Trouble Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Duff finds trouble while driving cross country.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2005)
Flipped Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Honest story about first crushes -- tweens and up.
By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
The Ashleys #1: There's a New Name in School Book Poster Image
age 11+
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
An Episode of Sparrows Book Poster Image
age 11+
Lovely, moving literary classic set post-WWII.
By Rumer Godden
(2004)
Forge: The Seeds of America Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Brutal yet educational depiction of slavery and wartime.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2010)