Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Unbiased “biography” of gun loved by bootleggers, gangsters.
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By Karen Blumenthal
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.
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By Cherie Priest
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Virtual-reality thriller starts well, loses steam.
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By Julia Durango
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Kind of cute and funny but super predictable teen romcom.
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By Brian Katcher
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Psychic teens' saga wraps up in gritty, engaging road trip.
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By Amy Plum
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sweet, funny coming-of-age story about all kinds of love.
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By Margo Rabb
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
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By Sharon Cameron
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Comics reporter updated as teen in fun, slick mystery.
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By Gwenda Bond
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Charming tale takes on bullying with sweet, light touch.
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By Sophie Kinsella
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Strong sequel stars lovable Lara Jean and plenty of romance.
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By Jenny Han
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
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By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Invasion of sea dwellers fuels gripping sci-fi thriller.
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By Michael Buckley
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sensitive romance digs deep into difficult relationships.
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By Sarah Dessen
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Appealing heroine, vague world-building in exciting fantasy.
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By Maria Dahvana Headley
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
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By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Romantic beach read with kooky premise and solid messages.
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By Kasie West
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Princess must choose prince in fun, fast-paced sequel.
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By Kiera Cass
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Less mystery, more romance as Hitler consolidates power.
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By Anne Blankman
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
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By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
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By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)

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