Book Reviews

age 11+
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
age 11+
 
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
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age 11+
 
Honest story about first crushes -- tweens and up.
By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
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age 11+
 
Duff finds trouble while driving cross country.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2005)
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age 11+
 
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
age 11+
 
Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.
By Susan Shaw
(2005)
age 11+
 
Luther fights to survive his criminal mother.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2004)
age 11+
 
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
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age 11+
 
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
age 11+
 
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)