Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
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age 12+
 
Holes sequel delves into edgier territory.
By Louis Sachar
(2006)
age 12+
 
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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age 12+
 
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
age 12+
 
Wry, warm sports story will hook both boys and girls.
By Ron Koertge
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Rap star's moving novel about a bully redeemed.
By 50 Cent
(2011)
age 12+
 
Fast-paced, moving Dickens classic of reversed fortune.
By Charles Dickens
(1893)
age 12+
 
Gripping story of marooned schoolboys and their savagery.
By William Golding
(1954)
age 12+
 
Captivating story of teen's eccentric English family.
By Dodie Smith
(2003)
age 12+
 
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
By Mark Twain
(1876)
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age 12+
 
Powerful, gripping survival adventure is gory but great.
By Louis Nowra
(2013)
age 12+
 
Oddly sweet dystopian mystery marred by out-of-place action.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2013)
age 12+
 
Teen haunted by promise to dying friend in tale of grief.
By Ann Dee Ellis
(2014)
age 12+
 
Kyla runs for her life in exciting trilogy conclusion.
By Teri Terry
(2014)
age 12+
 
Charming summer story encourages taking risks, finding love.
By Morgan Matson
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Cross-cultural teen love story is heartfelt, enlightening.
By Una LaMarche
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Blind teen probes a friend's death in compelling tale.
By Rachel DeWoskin
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
By Michael Williams
(2014)
age 12+
 
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)

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