Book Reviews

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age 12+
 
Kids are pulled into epic good vs. evil struggle.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1986)
age 12+
 
The acme of British science-fiction humor.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)
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age 12+
 
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
age 12+
 
A poor take on evil future government.
By Sonia Levitin
(2005)
age 12+
 
Adventure continues with same lack of plot.
By James Patterson
(2006)
age 12+
 
Flabby finale to senseless yet exciting series.
By James Patterson
(2007)
age 12+
 
Gripping, terrifying disaster tale will inspire discussions.
By Susan Beth Pfeffer
(2006)
age 12+
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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age 12+
 
Great author misses the mark with invisibility tale.
By Andrew Clements
(2008)
age 12+
 
Sequel just as gripping -- and brutal -- as the first.
By Suzanne Collins
(2009)
age 12+
 
Horror mystery is too dark for most kids' tastes.
By Arthur Slade
(2009)
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age 12+
 
Fast-paced World War I fantasy exciting yet low on violence.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2009)
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age 12+
 
Older kids will relate to sci-fi fantasy about misfit teen.
By David Klass
(2010)
age 12+
 
Exciting, dramatic -- and bloody -- sci-fi trilogy finale.
By Suzanne Collins
(2010)
age 12+
 
Sci-fi stand-out with high adventure, great characters.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2010)
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age 12+
 
Super-powered fugitive alien finds high school romance.
By Pittacus Lore
(2010)
age 12+
 
Sci-fi series sequel less fresh but still discussion-worthy.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2005)
age 12+
 
Classic undersea adventure with science-fiction flair.
By Jules Verne
(1996)
age 12+
 
Popular sci-fi series bounces back with action, depth.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
age 12+
 
A great way to discuss fame and tech obsessions with teens.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2007)

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