Book Reviews

Keeper of the Night Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl's story following mother's suicide.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2003)
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Many Waters Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Kids are pulled into epic good vs. evil struggle.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1986)
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Book Poster Image
age 12+
Popular series start shows positive girl friendships.
By Ann Brashares
(2001)
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Multiple Choice Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Strong depiction of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
By Janet Tashjian
(1999)
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The Second Summer of the Sisterhood Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second book in friendship series is a good fit for teens.
By Ann Brashares
(2003)
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The Story of Mankind Book Poster Image
age 12+
A must-have for the home or classroom library.
By Hendrik Willem van Loon
(1921)
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The Maldonado Miracle Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping story of Mexican boy who migrates to U.S. alone.
By Theodore Taylor
(2003)
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The White Mountains Book Poster Image
age 12+
Appealing plot, powerful writing offset slow pace.
By John Christopher
(1967)
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Good Night, Mr. Tom Book Poster Image
age 12+
A devastatingly powerful, intense tale of abuse and love.
By Michelle Magorian
(1981)
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Silent to the Bone Book Poster Image
age 12+
Absorbing mystery includes child abuse, sexual manipulation.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2000)
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The Devil's Arithmetic Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intense Holocaust story makes history real.
By Jane Yolen
(1988)
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Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Depicts high school with devastating accuracy.
By Avi
(1991)
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The Outsiders Book Poster Image
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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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I Want to Live Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Emotional story shows what kids with cancer face.
By Lurlene McDaniel
(1987)
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The Fellowship of the Ring Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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The Return of the King Book Poster Image
age 12+
The exciting and bittersweet conclusion of Frodo's quest.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1955)
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The Two Towers Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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The Crying Rocks Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
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Aleutian Sparrow Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Historical verse novel falls flat despite engaging subject.
By Karen Hesse
(2003)
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Witness Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Confusing yet compelling tale of racism.
By Karen Hesse
(2004)
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