Book Reviews

Outrun the Moon Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Chinese-American girl fights bias in compelling 1906 tale.
By Stacey Lee
(2016)
My Name Is Not Friday Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful, intense tale of slave life near end of Civil War.
By Jon Walter
(2016)
American Ace Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving, fast-paced novel-in-verse; great for teen boys.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2015)
Orbiting Jupiter Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
Under a Painted Sky Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
Maid of Deception: Maids of Honor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sequel trades action for romance, loses some charm.
By Jennifer McGowan
(2014)
The Scarlet Pimpernel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Old-fashioned romantic swashbuckler a riveting classic.
By Baroness Orczy
(1905)
Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting action, romance amid gladiators in Pompeii.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2014)
Girl in Reverse Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving story of adopted girl's hunt for clues to her past.
By Barbara Stuber
(2014)
Always Emily Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fact, fiction entangled in lively Brontë sisters mystery.
By Michaela MacColl
(2014)
Sekret Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
A Death-Struck Year Book Poster Image
age 12+
Historic flu epidemic seen through eyes of strong teen girl.
By Makiia Lucier
(2014)
The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Solid historical fiction, great for classical music lovers.
By Nicholas Christopher
(2014)
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)
A Moment Comes Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving coming-of-age story set amid creation of Pakistan.
By Jennifer Bradbury
(2013)
In the Shadow of Blackbirds Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spine-tingling ghost story haunts long after reading.
By Cat Winters
(2013)
Maid of Secrets: Maids of Honor, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Engrossing Elizabethan tale of murder and intrigue.
By Jennifer McGowan
(2013)
The Dark Unwinding Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
Breaking Stalin's Nose Book Poster Image
age 12+
Newbery Honor-winning tale of growing up in Stalinist USSR.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2011)
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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