Book Reviews

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age 12+
 
Charming tale takes on bullying with sweet, light touch.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2015)
age 12+
 
Rapid-fire story of boy's horrible final week of school.
By Lisa Yee
(2015)
age 12+
 
Gifted teen girl discovers meaning of love in cute novel.
By Erin McCahan
(2014)
age 12+
 
Smart mystery about blind girl searching for missing dad.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2014)
age 12+
 
Middle schooler tries '50s popularity guide in fun memoir.
By Maya Van Wagenen
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
age 12+
 
Swaggering but sentimental story about loyalty.
By Jason Reynolds
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Poignant story of race, identity, and doing the right thing.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2002)
age 12+
 
Relatable story of music-loving Native American boy in '70s.
By Eric Gansworth
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Riveting story of determined teen who can ride any horse.
By Jennifer H. Lyne
(2013)
age 12+
 
U.S. teen learns she's a Euro princess in fun series start.
By Meg Cabot
(2000)
age 12+
 
Rich teen piano prodigy manages pressure, older crushes.
By Sara Zarr
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
By Matthew Quick
(2012)
age 12+
 
Thoughtful story about a tragedy teen boy brings on himself.
By Elizabeth LaBan
(2013)
age 12+
 
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
By Betty Smith
(1943)
age 12+
 
Classic series about twin teens is shallow but satisfying.
By Francine Pascal
(1984)
age 12+
 
Prose and comics mix in intense tale of sibling rivalry.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Teens grasp impact of their hurtfulness in emotional novel.
By Paul Zindel
(1968)
age 12+
 
Latina teen faces mom's cancer in award-winning verse novel.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2011)
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age 12+
 
A troubled boy discovers his self-worth through art.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2013)

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