Book Reviews

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age 12+
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
age 12+
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
age 12+
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
By Mark Twain
(1876)
age 12+
Intense story of Palestinian family in Gaza Strip in 1989.
By Cathryn Clinton
(2010)
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Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
age 12+
Touching coming-of-age story with some mature themes.
By Dana Reinhardt
(2011)
age 12+
Latina teen faces mom's cancer in award-winning verse novel.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2011)
age 12+
Cinderella as a futuristic cyborg. Pretty cool.
By Marissa Meyer
(2012)
age 12+
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
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age 12+
Psychological thriller about ex-assassin proves unsettling.
By Chris Lynch
(2012)
age 12+
Exciting series gets personal with Boone accused of theft.
By John Grisham
(2012)
age 12+
Decent start to girl-who-hears-others'-thoughts series.
By Elizabeth George
(2012)
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age 12+
Story of softballer in alternate world picks up as it goes.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2012)
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age 12+
Girl who talks to fairies vs. evil king in complex fantasy.
By Juliet Marillier
(2012)
age 12+
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
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age 12+
Teen thriller sequel lacks punch of previous volume.
By Harlan Coben
(2012)
age 12+
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
By Betty Smith
(1943)

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