Book Reviews

Letters to a Bullied Girl: Messages of Healing and Hope Book Poster Image
age 12+
Heartfelt letters to cyberbullied teen inspire compassion.
By Olivia Gardner, Emily Buder, Sarah Buder
(2008)
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The Infernals Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devilish comic adventure in hell mixes physics, philosophy.
By John Connolly
(2011)
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Without Tess Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Compelling tale of teen haunted by troubled sister's death.
By Marcella Pixley
(2011)
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Down the Mysterly River Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever fantasy adventure a great choice for middle graders.
By Bill Willingham
(2011)
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The Great Gatsby Book Poster Image
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age 14+
American classic captures romance, debauchery of Jazz Age.
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
(1925)
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Cleopatra's Moon Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting novel imagines the life of Cleopatra's daughter.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2011)
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Wuthering Heights Book Poster Image
age 14+
Classic story of love and revenge still captivates.
By Emily Bronte
(2005)
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The Crucible Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful play about Salem witch trials a riveting read.
By Arthur Miller
(1976)
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Desert Angel Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen flees mom's killer in gripping thriller.
By Charlie Price
(2011)
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A Monster Calls Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
By Patrick Ness
(2011)
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The Lost Songs Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Compelling story of Southern teen surviving druggie mom.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(2011)
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The Sun Also Rises Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hemingway's masterpiece salutes Spain and Lost Generation.
By Ernest Hemingway
(2006)
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The Pearl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Beautiful folk tale explores good and evil in human nature.
By John Steinbeck
(1993)
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My Antonia Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
By Willa Cather
(2011)
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Sounder Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
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Planesrunner: Everness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever science fantasy will appeal to Philip Pullman fans.
By Ian McDonald
(2011)
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For Whom the Bell Tolls Book Poster Image
age 14+
Profound novel offers brutal view of Spanish Civil War.
By Ernest Hemingway
(1940)
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The Fault in Our Stars Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartrending love story told by teen dying of cancer.
By John Green
(2012)
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Clockwork Prince: Infernal Devices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
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Between Shades of Gray Book Poster Image
age 12+
Harrowing, moving account of life in Stalin's labor camps.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2011)
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