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)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Bad luck piles up for the teen hero of this fun book, but he sets his sights on grander things at play in the world.
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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)