Book Reviews

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age 12+
Moving, fast-paced novel-in-verse; great for teen boys.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2015)
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age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(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)
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)
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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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age 12+
Manga, art, and life lessons in topnotch mystery adventure.
By Diana Renn
(2012)
age 12+
Exciting series gets personal with Boone accused of theft.
By John Grisham
(2012)
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age 12+
Psychological thriller about ex-assassin proves unsettling.
By Chris Lynch
(2012)
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age 12+
Compelling story of Southern teen surviving druggie mom.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(2011)
age 12+
More mature themes in second entry of popular series.
By John Grisham
(2011)
age 12+
Compelling, quirky onion of a mystery.
By Amanda Valentino, Stella Lennon, Melissa Kantor
(2009)
age 12+
Engaging cliffhanger continues series' rollercoaster ride.
By Meg Cabot
(2009)
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age 12+
Cultural peek into 1970s India through a girl's eyes.
By Mitali Perkins
(2009)

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