Book Reviews

The Summer I Learned to Fly Book Poster Image
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Touching coming-of-age story with some mature themes.
By Dana Reinhardt
(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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Under the Mesquite Book Poster Image
age 12+
Latina teen faces mom's cancer in award-winning verse novel.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2011)
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The Tragedy Paper Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thoughtful story about a tragedy teen boy brings on himself.
By Elizabeth LaBan
(2013)
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Boy21 Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
By Matthew Quick
(2012)
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Catch Rider Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Riveting story of determined teen who can ride any horse.
By Jennifer H. Lyne
(2013)
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If I Ever Get Out of Here Book Poster Image
age 12+
Relatable story of music-loving Native American boy in '70s.
By Eric Gansworth
(2013)
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
By Betty Smith
(1943)
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When I Was the Greatest Book Poster Image
age 12+
Swaggering but sentimental story about loyalty.
By Jason Reynolds
(2014)
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Paperboy Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
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Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek Book Poster Image
age 12+
Middle schooler tries '50s popularity guide in fun memoir.
By Maya Van Wagenen
(2014)
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She Is Not Invisible Book Poster Image
age 12+
Smart mystery about blind girl searching for missing dad.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2014)
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The Princess Diaries Book Poster Image
age 12+
U.S. teen learns she's a Euro princess in fun series start.
By Meg Cabot
(2000)
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Calvin Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Quirky, compelling tale of schizophrenic teen on quest.
By Martine Leavitt
(2015)
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Time Zero Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Girls struggle against extremism in taut sci-fi thriller.
By Carolyn Cohagan
(2016)
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A World Without You Book Poster Image
age 12+
Reality and delusion mix in sensitive mental illness drama.
By Beth Revis
(2016)
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Love and First Sight Book Poster Image
age 12+
Blind teen finds love and more in engaging coming-of-ager.
By Josh Sundquist
(2017)
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Under Rose-Tainted Skies Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mental health issues meet romance in witty, touching story.
By Louise Gornall
(2017)
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A Psalm for Lost Girls Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens seek truth, chase kidnapper in compelling saint tale.
By Katie Bayerl
(2017)
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You Bring the Distant Near Book Poster Image
age 12+
Empowering tale of pursuing dreams, honoring heritage.
By Mitali Perkins
(2017)
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