Book Reviews

The Lucy Variations Book Poster Image
age 12+
Rich teen piano prodigy manages pressure, older crushes.
By Sara Zarr
(2013)
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Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Solid historical fiction, great for classical music lovers.
By Nicholas Christopher
(2014)
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Open Road Summer Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sweet tale of love and friendship on the road to stardom.
By Emery Lord
(2014)
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What Light Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming, sweet, but bland holiday romance.
By Jay Asher
(2016)
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The Kingdom of Back Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mozart's sister steps up in witty historical fantasy.
By Marie Lu
(2020)
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The Shadow Hero Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian American superhero.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
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Solo Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Poignant tale of rock star's son fleeing fame, finding self.
By Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
(2017)
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Anthem Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Ambitious story of teens' eye-opening road trip in 1969.
By Deborah Wiles
(2019)
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The Elite: The Selection, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
The Selection sequel is more romantic, still superficial.
By Kiera Cass
(2013)
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The One: The Selection, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling, swoon-worthy romantic finale to popular series.
By Kiera Cass
(2014)
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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Somewhere Only We Know Book Poster Image
age 13+
K-pop star steps out in romantic "Roman Holiday" retelling.
By Maurene Goo
(2019)
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The Fountains of Silence Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poignant, powerful drama set in 1957 fascist Spain.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2019)
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Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fluffy but enjoyable romance with intersecting stories.
By John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
(2008)
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Summer Bird Blue Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Emotional novel deals with death, grief, and abandonment.
By Akemi Dawn Bowman
(2018)
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Equally violent prequel shows notorious dictator as a teen.
By Suzanne Collins
(2020)
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