Book Reviews

Pretties: Uglies Quartet, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sci-fi series sequel less fresh but still discussion-worthy.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2005)
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Theodore Boone: The Abduction Book Poster Image
age 12+
More mature themes in second entry of popular series.
By John Grisham
(2011)
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Specials: Uglies Quartet, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Popular sci-fi series bounces back with action, depth.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
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The Summer I Learned to Fly Book Poster Image
age 12+
Touching coming-of-age story with some mature themes.
By Dana Reinhardt
(2011)
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Extras: Uglies Quartet, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 12+
A great way to discuss fame and tech obsessions with teens.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2007)
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This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping, fascinating story of one soon-to-be-mad scientist.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2011)
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Okay for Now Book Poster Image
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age 12+
A troubled boy discovers his self-worth through art.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2013)
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Goliath: Leviathan Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
High-flying end to smart, inventive sci-fi series.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2011)
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Time Riders Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Time-traveling thriller puts three teens in NYC on 9/11.
By Alex Scarrow
(2010)
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City of Orphans Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Newsboy and street urchin solve a mystery in 1893 New York.
By Avi
(2011)
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Letters to a Bullied Girl: Messages of Healing and Hope Book Poster Image
age 12+
Heartfelt letters to cyberbullied teen inspire compassion.
By Olivia Gardner, Emily Buder, Sarah Buder
(2008)
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The Infernals Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devilish comic adventure in hell mixes physics, philosophy.
By John Connolly
(2011)
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Playground Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Rap star's moving novel about a bully redeemed.
By 50 Cent
(2011)
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Akata Witch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Imaginative story of U.S. albino finding magic in Nigeria.
By Nnedi Okorafor
(2011)
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Without Tess Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Compelling tale of teen haunted by troubled sister's death.
By Marcella Pixley
(2011)
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Down the Mysterly River Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever fantasy adventure a great choice for middle graders.
By Bill Willingham
(2011)
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My Name Is Not Easy Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fascinating story of Alaskan kids growing up in the 1960s.
By Debby Dahl Edwardson
(2011)
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Cleopatra's Moon Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting novel imagines the life of Cleopatra's daughter.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2011)
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The Always War Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fast-paced dystopian quest for truth.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2011)
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The Crucible Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful play about Salem witch trials a riveting read.
By Arthur Miller
(1976)
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