Book Reviews

age 12+
Powerful, intense tale of slave life near end of Civil War.
By Jon Walter
(2016)
age 12+
Soul-gripping story of teen's grief and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2015)
age 12+
Gripping nonfiction account of Vietnam-era whistle-blowing.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2015)
age 12+
Powerful graphic-novel memoir offers hope, call to action.
By Jessica Dee Humphreys, Michel Chikwanine
(2015)
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age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
age 12+
Haunting tale of two boys' lives changed by police assault.
By Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
(2015)
age 12+
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
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age 12+
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
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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)
age 12+
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)
age 12+
Second book in cyberpunk saga loses steam.
By James Dashner
(2014)
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age 12+
Gripping fantasy has adventure, intrigue, some gore.
By Joe Abercrombie
(2014)
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age 12+
Sweet tale of love and friendship on the road to stardom.
By Emery Lord
(2014)
age 12+
Riveting action, romance amid gladiators in Pompeii.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2014)
age 12+
Sweet, smart romance is perfect vacation reading.
By Jennifer E. Smith
(2014)
age 12+
Teen haunted by promise to dying friend in tale of grief.
By Ann Dee Ellis
(2014)
age 12+
Kyla runs for her life in exciting trilogy conclusion.
By Teri Terry
(2014)

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