Book Reviews

Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Epic tale concludes in battle- and blood-filled saga.
By Christopher Paolini
(2011)
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Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Teens stand up to supervillains in action-packed sci-fi.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2013)
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The Fellowship of the Ring [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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The Outsiders [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 12+
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
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City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting start to teen fantasy series in urban setting.
By Cassandra Clare
(2007)
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The Hunger Games, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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The Two Towers [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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The Return of the King [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
The exciting and bittersweet conclusion of Frodo's quest.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1955)
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
British humor infuses classic, complex space adventure.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)
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Dry [node:content-type] Poster Image
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Dry
age 12+
Gripping disaster novel imagines California without water.
By Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman
(2018)
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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Nail-biting, violent fantasy has elements of mystery.
By Philip Pullman
(1998)
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Long Way Down [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping, unnerving story of teen boy contemplating revenge.
By Jason Reynolds
(2017)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Classic novel grapples with moral question of slavery.
By Mark Twain
(1885)
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Five Feet Apart [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 12+
Sweet love story of sick teens who aren't allowed to touch.
By Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis
(2018)
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It's Kind of a Funny Story [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Brilliant, edgy story about suicide best for mature teens.
By Ned Vizzini
(2006)
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All the Bright Places [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling teen romance tackles suicide, finds hope.
By Jennifer Niven
(2015)
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An Ember in the Ashes, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping romantic fantasy in an alternative universe.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2015)
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The Martian [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
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This Is Where It Ends [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Harrowing and heartbreaking story of a school shooting.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2016)
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This Savage Song: Monsters of Verity, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Complex fantasy expertly explores good and evil.
By Victoria Schwab
(2016)
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