Book Reviews

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12
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Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
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By Maureen Johnson
(2015)
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12
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Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
12
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Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
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By Ally Condie
(2014)
AGE
12
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Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
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By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)
AGE
12
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Teen helps other teens and herself in sweet road-trip tale.
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By Adi Alsaid
(2014)
AGE
12
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Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family.
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By Candace Fleming
(2014)
AGE
12
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Moving story of adopted girl's hunt for clues to her past.
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By Barbara Stuber
(2014)
AGE
12
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Fact, fiction entangled in lively Brontë sisters mystery.
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By Michaela MacColl
(2014)
AGE
12
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Gifted teen girl discovers meaning of love in cute novel.
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By Erin McCahan
(2014)
AGE
12
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Nasty Brits rule 1816 New York in clever steampunk twist.
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By Andrea Cremer
(2014)
AGE
12
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Swaggering but sentimental story about loyalty.
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By Jason Reynolds
(2014)
AGE
12
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Poignant story of race, identity, and doing the right thing.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2002)
AGE
12
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Dystopian fantasy displays sharper edges in second volume.
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By Antony John
(2013)
AGE
12
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Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
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By Carol Goodman
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
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Two-volume set of exciting, affecting graphic novels examines war and religion through two teens in powerful historical fiction.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
AGE
12
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Painful, relatable look at teen's family and diet struggles.
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By K.A. Barson
(2013)
AGE
12
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Rich teen piano prodigy manages pressure, older crushes.
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By Sara Zarr
(2013)
AGE
12
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Never-a-dull-moment futuristic fantasy brims with energy.
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By Antony John
(2012)
AGE
12
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Inspiring memoir of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
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By Lee Cohen, Mona Golabek
(2003)
AGE
12
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Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
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By Betty Smith
(1943)

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