Book Reviews

Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)
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On the Come Up Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen challenges stereotypes with hip-hop in heartfelt tale.
By Angie Thomas
(2019)
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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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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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The Carnival at Bray Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen transplanted to Ireland finds her way in moving tale.
By Jessie Ann Foley
(2014)
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Rani Patel in Full Effect Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful coming-of-age tale deals with abuse, addiction.
By Sonia Patel
(2016)
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Super Fake Love Song Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hilarious romcom highlights communication and integrity.
By David Yoon
(2020)
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The Lucy Variations Book Poster Image
age 12+
Rich teen piano prodigy manages pressure, older crushes.
By Sara Zarr
(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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Exile, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Fast, fun trip with teen rock band manager, star boyfriend.
By Kevin Emerson
(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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I'm Glad I Did Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
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Verona Comics Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teens from feuding families fall in love in dramatic novel.
By Jennifer Dugan
(2020)
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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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