Book Reviews

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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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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Champion: Legend, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Action-packed sci-fi series reaches rousing conclusion.
By Marie Lu
(2013)
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The Eye of Minds: The Mortality Doctrine, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Cyberpunk series hits the ground running for gaming fans.
By James Dashner
(2013)
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Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens stand up to supervillains in action-packed sci-fi.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2013)
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Since You've Been Gone Book Poster Image
age 12+
Charming summer story encourages taking risks, finding love.
By Morgan Matson
(2014)
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The Young Elites, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Taut tale mixes medieval fantasy, mutant powers, great cast.
By Marie Lu
(2014)
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Orbiting Jupiter Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
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The Siren Book Poster Image
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age 12+
A light, enjoyable read for romantic-fantasy fans.
By Kiera Cass
(2016)
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Love & Gelato Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen grapples with grief and first love in charming romance.
By Jenna Evans Welch
(2016)
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Scythe: Arc of a Scythe, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Chilling concept fuels sci-fi thriller about life and death.
By Neal Shusterman
(2016)
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Five Feet Apart Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sweet love story of sick teens who aren't allowed to touch.
By Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis
(2018)
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The Outsiders Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
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Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive Book Poster Image
age 12+
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
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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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The Two Towers Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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The Return of the King Book Poster Image
age 12+
The exciting and bittersweet conclusion of Frodo's quest.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1955)
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The Third Twin Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping thriller skimps on character development.
By CJ Omololu
(2015)
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