Book Reviews

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age 12+
 
Greek myth has some intense aspects; OK for older kids.
By Stephanie Spinner
(2005)
age 12+
 
Exciting but violent -- not for sensitive kids.
By J. V. Hart
(2005)
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age 12+
 
Holes sequel delves into edgier territory.
By Louis Sachar
(2006)
age 12+
 
Likable loser tries to save world in action-packed novel.
By Rick Yancey
(2006)
age 12+
 
Necromancer's teen daughter fights the dead.
By Garth Nix
(2005)
age 12+
 
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
age 12+
 
Mean, label-loving girls are awful role models.
By Lisi Harrison
(2006)
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age 12+
 
Introspective look at a teen's road to recovery.
By Kelly Bingham
(2007)
age 12+
 
Popular series start shows positive girl friendships.
By Ann Brashares
(2001)
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age 12+
 
Feisty heroine deals with adventure, romance, family drama.
By Maureen Johnson
(2007)
age 12+
 
More adventures in bizarre world. Darker than first book.
By Clive Barker
(2004)
age 12+
 
Adventure continues with same lack of plot.
By James Patterson
(2006)
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age 12+
 
Quirky friends make this sweet story soar.
By Siobhan Parkinson
(2008)
age 12+
 
Exciting start to teen fantasy series in urban setting.
By Cassandra Clare
(2007)
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age 12+
 
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
age 12+
 
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
By Francine Pascal
(2008)
age 12+
 
Honest look at teen's grief after her dad's death.
By Delia Ephron
(2007)
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age 12+
 
Mixed-race teen thoughtfully dissects race issues.
By Janet McDonald
(2007)
age 12+
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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age 12+
 
Great author misses the mark with invisibility tale.
By Andrew Clements
(2008)

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