Book Reviews

Homeland Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Tense hacker adventure tackles government spying on public.
By Cory Doctorow
(2013)
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Wild Awake Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Brilliant, intense tale of teen coping with grief.
By Hilary T. Smith
(2013)
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UnDivided: Unwind Dystology, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sci-fi saga about organ harvesters nails the ending.
By Neal Shusterman
(2014)
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Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here Book Poster Image
age 14+
Smart coming-of-age fantasy focuses on "regular" kids.
By Patrick Ness
(2015)
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Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever, heartfelt graphic memoir great for girls and boys.
By Ozge Samanci
(2015)
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Shadowcaster: Shattered Realms, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Solid, exciting sequel with a new girl-power character.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2017)
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Night of Cake & Puppets: Daughter of Smoke & Bone Book Poster Image
age 14+
Re-release of romantic series companion adds keen art.
By Laini Taylor
(2017)
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Landscape with Invisible Hand Book Poster Image
age 13+
Darkly funny sci-fi shows future with aliens, economic woes.
By M.T. Anderson
(2017)
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American Panda Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Hilarious story of MIT freshman juggling culture, freedom.
By Gloria Chao
(2018)
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Speak: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hard-hitting tale of sexual assault and its aftermath.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2018)
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Blood Water Paint Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen artist fights rapist in riveting tale of 1610 Rome.
By Joy McCullough
(2018)
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Between the Lines Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poetry group helps teens find true selves in moving novel.
By Nikki Grimes
(2018)
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Nexus: Zeroes, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Superpowered teens hit New Orleans in superior thriller.
By Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
(2018)
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Hold Still Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Stunning, hopeful story about healing from loss.
By Nina LaCour
(2009)
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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lively, inspiring mini-bios of women who made a difference.
By Penelope Bagieu
(2018)
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Call Down the Hawk: The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thrilling, heartbreaking start to Raven Cycle spin-off.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2019)
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Jane, Unlimited Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Five offbeat, inventive stories in one wild mansion.
By Kristin Cashore
(2017)
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea Book Poster Image
age 13+
Muslim teen busts stereotypes in bitterly funny school tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2018)
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The Poet X Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful, haunting story of finding your voice and power.
By Elizabeth Acevedo
(2018)
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