Book Reviews

Just One Day Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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In the Shadow of Blackbirds Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spine-tingling ghost story haunts long after reading.
By Cat Winters
(2013)
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The Universe Versus Alex Woods Book Poster Image
age 15+
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
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The Great American Dust Bowl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
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Curtsies & Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacular steampunk sequel has hijinks, gadgets, vampires.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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The Children of Willesden Lane Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Mona Golabek, Lee Cohen
(2003)
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Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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Bad Luck Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Rousing finish to historical fairy-fantasy trilogy.
By Sarah Zettel
(2014)
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The Islands at the End of the World Book Poster Image
age 12+
Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller.
By Austin Aslan
(2014)
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Waistcoats & Weaponry: Finishing School, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
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The Crimson Skew: The Mapmaker's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous end to complex trilogy includes antiwar message.
By S. E. Grove
(2016)
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It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health Book Poster Image
age 12+
Informative, updated, explicit sex ed book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2014)
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The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Deeply philosophical fantasy for mature teens and adults.
By Philip Pullman
(2019)
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The Apprentices: The Apothecary, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New villains seek A-bomb in exciting Apothecary sequel.
By Maile Meloy
(2013)
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The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lots of knowledge and positivity in girl-power advice book.
By Mayim Bialik
(2017)
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Chomp Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Zany adventure in the Florida Everglades spoofs reality TV.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2012)
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Origin Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Self-contained sci-fi thriller adds emotion to immortality.
By Jessica Khoury
(2012)
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Inhuman Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantasy creatures enhance near-future page turner.
By Kat Falls
(2013)
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The Cydonian Pyramid: The Klaatu Diskos, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Complex time-travel follow-up focuses on new character.
By Pete Hautman
(2013)
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