All Reviews

age 12+
 
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
age 12+
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Boxing docu glorifies Pacquiao but skims the surface.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
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age 12+
 
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
age 12+
 
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
By Carol Goodman
(2014)
age 12+
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Celebrity doctor conducts real-life heart surgeries.
Network: OWN
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Tech-driven drama celebrates brains over brawn.
Network: CBS
(2014)
age 12+
 
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Clever nonviolent puzzle crossover is fun, smart play.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 12+
 
Second book in cyberpunk saga loses steam.
By James Dashner
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Gripping fantasy has adventure, intrigue, some gore.
By Joe Abercrombie
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Sweet tale of love and friendship on the road to stardom.
By Emery Lord
(2014)
age 12+
 
Riveting action, romance amid gladiators in Pompeii.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2014)
age 12+
 
Sweet, smart romance is perfect vacation reading.
By Jennifer E. Smith
(2014)
age 12+
 
Teen haunted by promise to dying friend in tale of grief.
By Ann Dee Ellis
(2014)
age 12+
 
Kyla runs for her life in exciting trilogy conclusion.
By Teri Terry
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)

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