Book Reviews

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Magical fantasy a fine escape for fans.
By Sarah Fine
(2016)
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Quirky, compelling tale of schizophrenic teen on quest.
By Martine Leavitt
(2015)
age 12+
Ballerina's frank, inspiring tale of perseverance and hope.
By Michaela DePrince
(2014)
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Poignant, thoughtful tale of teen's loss, grief, recovery.
By Edwidge Danticat
(2015)
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Fresh cyberthriller explores dark side of social media.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2015)
age 12+
Second fun, supernatural mystery has larger dose of fantasy.
By William Ritter
(2015)
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age 12+
Absorbing tale of feisty, sweet teen will hook girls.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2015)
age 12+
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban-American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
age 12+
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
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age 12+
Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
By Sharon Cameron
(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+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
age 12+
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
age 12+
Quest for half-dragons grows in characters, complexity.
By Rachel Hartman
(2015)
age 12+
Teen girl helps lingering spirits in chilling horror tale.
By Paige McKenzie
(2015)
age 12+
Exciting sci-fi saga expands scope, adds depth to Tula.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2015)
age 12+
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
age 12+
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
By Carol Goodman
(2014)
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age 12+
Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
By Ally Condie
(2014)
age 12+
Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
By Jasper Fforde
(2014)

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