Book Reviews

age 12+
Cinderella as a futuristic cyborg. Pretty cool.
By Marissa Meyer
(2012)
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age 12+
Stylish dystopian thriller in a not-so-future Los Angeles.
By Marie Lu
(2011)
age 12+
Harrowing, moving account of life in Stalin's labor camps.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2011)
age 12+
Epic tale concludes in battle- and blood-filled saga.
By Christopher Paolini
(2011)
age 12+
Thoughtful look at teen finding self after parents' divorce.
By Sarah Dessen
(2011)
age 12+
Twilight for cat lovers.
By Colleen Houck
(2011)
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age 12+
Super-powered fugitive alien finds high school romance.
By Pittacus Lore
(2010)
age 12+
Gripping story of marooned schoolboys and their savagery.
By William Golding
(1954)
age 12+
Exciting, dramatic -- and bloody -- sci-fi trilogy finale.
By Suzanne Collins
(2010)
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age 12+
Page-turner peppered with Revolutionary War history.
By Gary Paulsen
(2010)
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age 12+
Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.
By Lisi Harrison
(2009)
age 12+
Fun debut of spy school series is OK for tweens.
By Ally Carter
(2006)
age 12+
Still one of the greatest American novels.
By Mark Twain
(1885)
age 12+
Sequel just as gripping -- and brutal -- as the first.
By Suzanne Collins
(2009)
age 12+
Engaging cliffhanger continues series' rollercoaster ride.
By Meg Cabot
(2009)
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age 12+
Romantic fairy fantasy, milder than Twilight.
By Aprilynne Pike
(2009)
age 12+
Slow-starting, dark, violent, exciting adventure.
By Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams
(2007)
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age 12+
Thrilling historical mystery blends ghosts and photography.
By Avi
(2008)
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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