Book Reviews

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age 12+
 
Twilight for cat lovers.
By Colleen Houck
(2011)
age 12+
 
Exciting, dramatic -- and bloody -- sci-fi trilogy finale.
By Suzanne Collins
(2010)
age 12+
 
Fun debut of spy school series is OK for tweens.
By Ally Carter
(2006)
age 12+
 
Sequel just as gripping -- and brutal -- as the first.
By Suzanne Collins
(2009)
age 12+
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
age 12+
 
Overlong but exciting; gorier than the first two.
By Christopher Paolini
(2008)
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age 12+
 
Satisfying coming-of-age read.
By Natasha Friend
(2007)
age 12+
 
Grim, gripping end to the biggest saga in history.
By J. K. Rowling
(2007)
age 12+
 
Gripping, terrifying disaster tale will inspire discussions.
By Susan Beth Pfeffer
(2006)
age 12+
 
Intense, powerful Holocaust book offers unique perspective.
By John Boyne
(2006)
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age 12+
 
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
age 12+
 
Necromancer's teen daughter fights the dead.
By Garth Nix
(2005)
age 12+
 
Brilliant story; more fast-paced, violent than first book.
By Philip Pullman
(1997)
age 12+
 
The acme of British science-fiction humor.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)
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age 12+
 
Tangents confuse the plot, and the point.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
age 12+
 
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
age 12+
 
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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age 12+
 
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
age 12+
 
Intense Holocaust story makes history real.
By Jane Yolen
(1988)
age 12+
 
A devastatingly powerful, intense tale of abuse and love.
By Michelle Magorian
(1981)

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