Book Reviews

Daniel's Story Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tale of concentration camp teen suffers from weak narrative.
By Carol Matas
(1993)
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Tangerine Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A complex tale about teens, family relationships.
By Edward Bloor
(1997)
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A Wizard Abroad Book Poster Image
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age 11+
High fantasy -- with a dose of Irish mythology.
By Diane Duane
(1993)
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Jumping Off to Freedom Book Poster Image
age 11+
Young adult fiction about life in Cuba.
By Anilu Bernardo
(1996)
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The Hero and the Crown Book Poster Image
age 11+
Teens love this mature, Newbery-winning fantasy.
By Robin McKinley
(1984)
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Flight #116 Is Down! Book Poster Image
age 11+
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)
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Early Thunder Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Teen boy chooses sides in dramatic Revolutionary War tale.
By Jean Fritz
(2000)
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The View From Saturday Book Poster Image
age 11+
Brilliant but complex novel for older kids.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1996)
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If You Only Knew Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Sensitive, frank portrayal of average 7th grader.
By Rachel Vail
(1998)
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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Book Poster Image
age 11+
Sympathetic, realistic portrait of boy with ADHD.
By Jack Gantos
(1998)
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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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Tunes for Bears to Dance To Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling, simple story with an emotional wallop.
By Robert Cormier
(1992)
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Step by Wicked Step: A Novel Book Poster Image
age 11+
Honest portrayal will appeal to kids.
By Anne Fine
(1996)
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Johnny Tremain Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
By Esther Forbes
(1943)
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Molly's Fire Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A quirky story with hidden riches.
By Janet Lee Carey
(2000)
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Alida's Song Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Teen breaks through veneer of hurt and shyness.
By Gary Paulsen
(1999)
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Boy: Tales of Childhood Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dahl autobiography focuses on nasty school days.
By Roald Dahl
(1984)
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Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers Book Poster Image
age 11+
An earnest group biography leavened with humor.
By Jean Fritz
(1994)
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Artemis Fowl Book 3: The Eternity Code Book Poster Image
age 11+
It's not great literature, but it's lots of fun.
By Eoin Colfer
(2003)
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