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)
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age 12+
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
age 12+
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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age 12+
A hip-hop, Romeo & Juliet-inspired love story.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2006)
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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)
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age 12+
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
By Patrick Ness
(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+
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
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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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