Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Gripping Dracula family thriller gets off to slow start.
By Jessica Day George
(2015)
age 12+
 
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Strong, smart heroine in absorbing, gently paced mystery.
By Valynne E. Maetani
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.
By Cherie Priest
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
By Sharon Cameron
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Charming tale takes on bullying with sweet, light touch.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2015)
age 12+
 
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
age 12+
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
age 12+
 
Teen girl helps lingering spirits in chilling horror tale.
By Paige McKenzie
(2015)
age 12+
 
Rapid-fire story of boy's horrible final week of school.
By Lisa Yee
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Gripping thriller skimps on character development.
By CJ Omololu
(2015)
age 12+
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
age 12+
 
Thriller full of glamour, intrigue may hook tweens, teens.
By Ally Carter
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
By Michael Williams
(2014)
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age 12+
 
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
age 12+
 
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
By Carol Goodman
(2014)
age 12+
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Fun graphic novel about gamers makes strong political point.
By Cory Doctorow
(2014)
age 12+
 
Bandits and faeries mix in rollicking fantasy series debut.
By Ben Tripp
(2014)

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