Book Reviews

The Summer I Learned to Fly Book Poster Image
age 12+
Touching coming-of-age story with some mature themes.
By Dana Reinhardt
(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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Lord of the Flies Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping story of marooned schoolboys and their savagery.
By William Golding
(1954)
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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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Spiral: Tunnels Series, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Violent series' new twists take story in strange direction.
By Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams
(2012)
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Tokyo Heist Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Manga, art, and life lessons in top-notch mystery adventure.
By Diana Renn
(2012)
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The Edge of Nowhere Book Poster Image
age 12+
Decent start to girl-who-hears-others'-thoughts series.
By Elizabeth George
(2012)
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Summer & Bird Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
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Seconds Away Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen thriller sequel lacks punch of previous volume.
By Harlan Coben
(2012)
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Shadowfell Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Girl who talks to fairies vs. evil king in complex fantasy.
By Juliet Marillier
(2012)
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The Dark Unwinding Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(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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The Shadow Society Book Poster Image
age 12+
Affecting alternate-world fantasy promotes tolerance.
By Marie Rutkoski
(2012)
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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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The Pigman Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teens grasp impact of their hurtfulness in emotional novel.
By Paul Zindel
(1968)
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Prodigy: Legend, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Action-packed dystopian sci-fi sequel keeps suspense high.
By Marie Lu
(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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Unremembered Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen amnesiac a little too perfect in sci-fi adventure.
By Jessica Brody
(2013)
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Poison Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun, fast-paced fantasy with potion-packing heroine.
By Bridget Zinn
(2013)
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Nine Days Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping search for missing dad, based on a true story.
By Fred Hiatt
(2013)
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