Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Predictable book with a positive point; tweens OK.
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By Meg Cabot
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
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By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Historical verse novel falls flat despite engaging subject.
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By Karen Hesse
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Flabby finale to senseless yet exciting series.
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By James Patterson
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Confusing yet compelling tale of racism.
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By Karen Hesse
(2004)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Overachiever learns a new definition of success.
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By Paula Yoo
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
The acme of British science-fiction humor.
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By Douglas Adams
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Girls create the perfect guy. Cute but contrived.
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By Kate Brian
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
V-Day romance fluff for Princess series fans.
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By Meg Cabot
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intense, powerful Holocaust book offers unique perspective.
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By John Boyne
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Well-wrought fantasy explores pacifism, violence.
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By Ursula K. Le Guin
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Immigrant story with a fascinating knotted twist.
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By Helen Frost
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Tis a clever update on a classic romance.
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By Lisa Fiedler
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
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By Chris Crutcher
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
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By Francine Prose
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Girl's story following mother's suicide.
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By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Kids are pulled into epic good vs. evil struggle.
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By Madeleine L'Engle
(1986)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Devastating portrait of brutal political movement.
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By Ji-Li Jiang
(1997)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intense Holocaust story makes history real.
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By Jane Yolen
(1988)

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