Book Reviews

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13
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Romantic fantasy has strong writing, weak heroine.
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By Melinda Salisbury
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
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By Maureen Johnson
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Action-packed fantasy will grip fans of powerful heroines.
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By Victoria Aveyard
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen's heartrending journey after brother's suicide.
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By Cynthia Hand
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
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By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
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By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Gritty tale of teen runaway connecting with homeless kids.
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By Chris Lynch
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Thriller full of glamour, intrigue may hook tweens, teens.
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By Ally Carter
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Deaf teen learns scary truths in suspenseful thriller.
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By Nick Lake
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
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By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Funny memoir of a boy trying to get his first girlfriend.
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By Josh Sundquist
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
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By Carol Goodman
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Repetitive action scenes undermine trilogy's end.
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By Antony John
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
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By Garth Nix
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sci-fi saga about organ harvesters nails the ending.
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By Neal Shusterman
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
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By Ally Condie
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
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By Jasper Fforde
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
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By Gail Carriger
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
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By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)

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