Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Captivating Hollywood fairy tale will enchant fantasy fans.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Poignant tale of several gay teens and record-breaking kiss.
By David Levithan
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Powerful, gripping survival adventure is gory but great.
By Louis Nowra
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Compelling story of teen's struggle against government.
By Teri Terry
(2013)
age 12+
 
September goes on a moon mission in compelling installment.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2013)
age 12+
 
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
age 12+
 
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
By Betty Smith
(1943)
age 12+
 
Spectacular steampunk sequel has hijinks, gadgets, vampires.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
age 12+
 
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Lee Cohen, Mona Golabek
(2003)
age 12+
 
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
age 12+
 
Teens stand up to supervillains in action-packed sci-fi.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Romance, thrills as exciting fantasy series continues.
By Victoria Schwab
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Adventurous fantasy weaves Korean mythology, martial arts.
By Christina L. Farley
(2014)
age 12+
 
Kyla runs for her life in exciting trilogy conclusion.
By Teri Terry
(2014)
age 12+
 
Smart mystery about blind girl searching for missing dad.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2014)

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