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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Book Poster Image
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Intense, powerful Holocaust book offers unique perspective.
By John Boyne
(2006)
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Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Depicts high school with devastating accuracy.
By Avi
(1991)
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Cleopatra's Moon Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting novel imagines the life of Cleopatra's daughter.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2011)
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The Crucible Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful play about Salem witch trials a riveting read.
By Arthur Miller
(1976)
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Sounder Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
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Between Shades of Gray Book Poster Image
age 12+
Harrowing, moving account of life in Stalin's labor camps.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2011)
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Bless Me, Ultima Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Lyrical story of young boy questioning religion, morality.
By Rudolfo Anaya
(1972)
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The Year of the Beasts Book Poster Image
age 12+
Prose and comics mix in intense tale of sibling rivalry.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2012)
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The Dark Unwinding Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
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The Pigman Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teens grasp impact of their hurtfulness in emotional novel.
By Paul Zindel
(1968)
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Boy21 Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
By Matthew Quick
(2012)
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In the Shadow of Blackbirds Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spine-tingling ghost story haunts long after reading.
By Cat Winters
(2013)
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The Extra Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
By Betty Smith
(1943)
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Paperboy Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
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She Is Not Invisible Book Poster Image
age 12+
Smart mystery about blind girl searching for missing dad.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2014)
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Under a Painted Sky Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
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The Scarlet Pimpernel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Old-fashioned romantic swashbuckler a riveting classic.
By Baroness Orczy
(1905)
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The Hired Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Absorbing tale of feisty, sweet teen will hook girls.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2015)
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Calvin Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Quirky, compelling tale of schizophrenic teen on quest.
By Martine Leavitt
(2015)
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