Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Girl's story following mother's suicide.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2003)
age 12+
 
Honest look at teen's grief after her dad's death.
By Delia Ephron
(2007)
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age 12+
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
age 12+
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
age 12+
 
Devastating portrait of brutal political movement.
By Ji-Li Jiang
(1997)
age 12+
 
Scattered, quirky summer vacation drama.
By Catherine Clark
(2008)
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age 12+
 
Cultural peek into 1970s India through a girl's eyes.
By Mitali Perkins
(2009)
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age 12+
 
Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
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age 12+
 
Main character is hard to like in disjointed tale.
By Julie Gonzalez
(2008)
age 12+
 
A devastatingly powerful, intense tale of abuse and love.
By Michelle Magorian
(1981)
age 12+
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Compelling story of Southern teen surviving druggie mom.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(2011)