Book Reviews

age 12+
Gripping story of Mexican boy who migrates to U.S. alone.
By Theodore Taylor
(2003)
age 12+
Predictable book with a positive point; tweens OK.
By Meg Cabot
(2006)
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age 12+
Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
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age 12+
Historical verse novel falls flat despite engaging subject.
By Karen Hesse
(2003)
age 12+
Flabby finale to senseless yet exciting series.
By James Patterson
(2007)
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age 12+
Confusing yet compelling tale of racism.
By Karen Hesse
(2004)
age 12+
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
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age 12+
Tangents confuse the plot, and the point.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
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age 12+
Overachiever learns a new definition of success.
By Paula Yoo
(2008)
age 12+
The acme of British science-fiction humor.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)
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age 12+
Girls create the perfect guy. Cute but contrived.
By Kate Brian
(2007)
age 12+
V-Day romance fluff for Princess series fans.
By Meg Cabot
(2006)
age 12+
Intense, powerful Holocaust book offers unique perspective.
By John Boyne
(2006)
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age 12+
Well-wrought fantasy explores pacifism, violence.
By Ursula K. Le Guin
(2006)
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age 12+
Immigrant story with a fascinating knotted twist.
By Helen Frost
(2006)
age 12+
More girl self-discovery in teen series' third.
By Ann Brashares
(2005)
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age 12+
Tis a clever update on a classic romance.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2006)
age 12+
Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
By Chris Crutcher
(2005)
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age 12+
Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
By Francine Prose
(2007)
age 12+
Girl's story following mother's suicide.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2003)

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