Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Bandits and faeries mix in rollicking fantasy series debut.
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By Ben Tripp
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian-American superhero.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Witty repartee boosts Southern belle-turned-superhero tale.
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By Rachel Hawkins
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
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By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Riveting story of teen hostage falling for Somali pirate.
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By Nick Lake
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
New villains seek A-bomb in exciting Apothecary sequel.
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By Maile Meloy
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Gripping search for missing dad, based on a true story.
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By Fred Hiatt
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Zany adventure in the Florida Everglades spoofs reality TV.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Time-traveling thriller puts three teens in NYC on 9/11.
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By Alex Scarrow
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fun superhero saga with coming-of-age themes.
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By Jack D. Ferraiolo
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Man vs. marlin story a challenging, introspective read.
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By Ernest Hemingway
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Summer adventure teen boys and parents will both love.
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By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Offbeat eco-message tale weighs some complex, dark themes.
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By Timothee de Fombelle
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Still one of the greatest American novels.
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By Mark Twain
(1885)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Complex tale of a criminal prodigy is engrossing but dark.
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By Catherine Jinks
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Likable loser tries to save world in action-packed novel.
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By Rick Yancey
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting but violent -- not for sensitive kids.
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By J. V. Hart
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Mexican boy migrates to U.S alone. Intense and gripping.
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By Theodore Taylor
(2003)