Book Reviews

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12
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A troubled boy discovers his self-worth through art.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2013)
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12
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Super-powered fugitive alien finds high school romance.
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By Pittacus Lore
(2010)
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12
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Exciting, dramatic -- and bloody -- sci-fi trilogy finale.
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By Suzanne Collins
(2010)
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12
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Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.
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By Lisi Harrison
(2009)
AGE
12
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Fun debut of spy school series is OK for tweens.
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By Ally Carter
(2006)
AGE
12
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Still one of the greatest American novels.
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By Mark Twain
(1885)
AGE
12
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Fast-paced World War I fantasy exciting yet low on violence.
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By Scott Westerfeld
(2009)
AGE
12
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Sequel just as gripping -- and brutal -- as the first.
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By Suzanne Collins
(2009)
AGE
12
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Engaging cliffhanger continues series' rollercoaster ride.
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By Meg Cabot
(2009)
AGE
12
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Romantic fairy fantasy, milder than Twilight.
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By Aprilynne Pike
(2009)
AGE
12
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Second book in fantasy series is more mature than first.
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By Tamora Pierce
(2009)
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12
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Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
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By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
AGE
12
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Overlong but exciting; gorier than the first two.
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By Christopher Paolini
(2008)
AGE
12
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Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
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By Meg Cabot
(2008)
AGE
12
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Witchy fun for Cabot fans. OK but not magical.
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By Meg Cabot
(2007)
AGE
12
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Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
AGE
12
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Grim, gripping end to the biggest saga in history.
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By J. K. Rowling
(2007)
AGE
12
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Gripping, terrifying disaster tale will inspire discussions.
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By Susan Beth Pfeffer
(2006)
AGE
12
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Complex tale of a criminal prodigy is engrossing but dark.
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By Catherine Jinks
(2007)
AGE
12
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More girl self-discovery in teen series' third.
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By Ann Brashares
(2005)

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