Book Reviews

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Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.
By Cherie Priest
(2015)
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Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
By Sharon Cameron
(2015)
age 12+
 
Bandits and faeries mix in rollicking fantasy series debut.
By Ben Tripp
(2014)
age 12+
 
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
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Exciting take on a forgotten Asian-American superhero.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
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Witty repartee boosts Southern belle-turned-superhero tale.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2014)
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Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Riveting story of teen hostage falling for Somali pirate.
By Nick Lake
(2013)
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age 12+
 
New villains seek A-bomb in exciting Apothecary sequel.
By Maile Meloy
(2013)
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Gripping search for missing dad, based on a true story.
By Fred Hiatt
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Zany adventure in the Florida Everglades spoofs reality TV.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2012)
age 12+
 
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Time-traveling thriller puts three teens in NYC on 9/11.
By Alex Scarrow
(2010)
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age 12+
 
Fun superhero saga with coming-of-age themes.
By Jack D. Ferraiolo
(2011)
age 12+
 
Man vs. marlin story a challenging, introspective read.
By Ernest Hemingway
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
By Willa Cather
(2011)
age 12+
 
Summer adventure teen boys and parents will both love.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2010)
age 12+
 
Summer read with a bit of depth and country charm.
By Abby McDonald
(2010)
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age 12+
 
Offbeat eco-message tale weighs some complex, dark themes.
By Timothee de Fombelle
(2009)
age 12+
 
Still one of the greatest American novels.
By Mark Twain
(1885)

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