Book Reviews

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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)
age 12+
 
More mature themes in second entry of popular series.
By John Grisham
(2011)
age 12+
 
Compelling, quirky onion of a mystery.
By Melissa Kantor, Stella Lennon
(2009)
age 12+
 
Engaging cliffhanger continues series' rollercoaster ride.
By Meg Cabot
(2009)
age 12+
 
Intriguing, history-minded mystery with a modern twist.
By Marilyn Nelson, Tonya C. Hegamin
(2008)
age 12+
 
Teen puts herself in danger to solve crime.
By Peter Abrahams
(2005)
age 12+
 
Absorbing mystery includes child abuse, sexual manipulation.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2000)