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+
Compelling story of Southern teen surviving druggie mom.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(2011)
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age 12+
Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.
By Lisi Harrison
(2009)
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age 12+
Cultural peek into 1970s India through a girl's eyes.
By Mitali Perkins
(2009)
age 12+
Scattered, quirky summer vacation drama.
By Catherine Clark
(2008)
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age 12+
Main character is hard to like in disjointed tale.
By Julie Gonzalez
(2008)
age 12+
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
By Francine Pascal
(2008)
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age 12+
Heartwarming tale starring sporty teen girl.
By Catherine Murdock
(2008)
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age 12+
Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
By Francine Prose
(2007)
age 12+
Honest look at teen's grief after her dad's death.
By Delia Ephron
(2007)
age 12+
Terrible title masks terrific book for teens.
By Maryrose Wood
(2006)
age 12+
Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
By Chris Crutcher
(2005)
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age 12+
Tangents confuse the plot, and the point.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
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age 12+
Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
age 12+
A devastatingly powerful, intense tale of abuse and love.
By Michelle Magorian
(1981)
age 12+
Girl's story following mother's suicide.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2003)