Book Reviews

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age 12+
Poignant, thoughtful tale of teen's loss, grief, recovery.
By Edwidge Danticat
(2015)
age 12+
Haunting tale of two boys' lives changed by police assault.
By Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
(2015)
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age 12+
Strong, smart heroine in absorbing, gently paced mystery.
By Valynne E. Maetani
(2015)
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age 12+
Gripping thriller skimps on character development.
By CJ Omololu
(2015)
age 12+
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
By Maureen Johnson
(2015)
age 12+
Thriller full of glamour, intrigue may hook tweens, teens.
By Ally Carter
(2015)
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age 12+
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
By Michael Williams
(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+
Cross-cultural teen love story is heartfelt, enlightening.
By Una LaMarche
(2014)
age 12+
Teen spy series gets off to rousing start.
By Robert Muchamore
(2005)
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age 12+
Teen murder mystery is fun, flighty, formulaic.
By Beth Fantaskey
(2014)
age 12+
Charming summer story encourages taking risks, finding love.
By Morgan Matson
(2014)
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+
Oddly sweet dystopian mystery marred by out-of-place action.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2013)
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age 12+
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
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age 12+
Swedish summer camp thriller gets lost in translation.
By Ake Edwardson
(2013)
age 12+
Cool main character holds together 2nd London mystery.
By Maureen Johnson
(2013)
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age 12+
Teen thriller sequel lacks punch of previous volume.
By Harlan Coben
(2012)
age 12+
Decent start to girl-who-hears-others'-thoughts series.
By Elizabeth George
(2012)

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