Book Reviews

Legend: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
Dove Arising Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
The Shadow Hero Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian-American superhero.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
Pulled Under: Sixteenth Summer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Surfer girl fears first-love wipeout in sweet romance.
By Michelle Dalton
(2014)
Gilded Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Adventurous fantasy weaves Korean mythology, martial arts.
By Christina L. Farley
(2014)
Boxers & Saints Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
Samurai Summer Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Swedish summer camp thriller gets lost in translation.
By Ake Edwardson
(2013)
The Testing, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thoughtful dystopian tale questions winning at all costs.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2013)
Boy21 Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
By Matthew Quick
(2012)
Prodigy: Legend, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Action-packed dystopian sci-fi sequel keeps suspense high.
By Marie Lu
(2013)
The Cadet of Tildor Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl trains as elite soldier in sword-slashing fantasy.
By Alex Lidell
(2013)
Seconds Away Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen thriller sequel lacks punch of previous volume.
By Harlan Coben
(2012)
Game Changer Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Story of softballer in alternate world picks up as it goes.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2012)
Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs Book Poster Image
age 12+
Wry, warm sports story will hook both boys and girls.
By Ron Koertge
(2011)
The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)