Book Reviews

Watch Us Rise Book Poster Image
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Inspiring teen activists join forces in sweet friends tale.
By Renée Watson, Ellen Hagan
(2019)
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Undying: Unearthed, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Alien-invasion sequel earthbound but still action-packed.
By Meagan Spooner
(2019)
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Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America Book Poster Image
age 13+
Realistic, compelling coming-of-age stories of black teens.
By Ibi Zoboi
(2019)
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The Gilded Wolves Book Poster Image
age 13+
Clever 1889 Paris-set story has diversity, magic, puzzles.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2019)
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Slayer Book Poster Image
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Uneven series start picks up when Buffy TV series ends.
By Kiersten White
(2019)
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The Light Between Worlds Book Poster Image
age 13+
Heartfelt fantasy emphasizes emotion and magic.
By Laura E. Weymouth
(2018)
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Shadow of the Fox Book Poster Image
age 13+
Samurai, demons, Japanese folklore; very cool, kind of gory.
By Julie Kagawa
(2018)
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A Winter's Promise: The Mirror Visitor Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent world-building, but fantasy saga starts slow.
By Christelle Dabos
(2018)
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Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix:  Rise of the Empress, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting fantasy sequel is less dark, more adventurous.
By Julie C. Dao
(2018)
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Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement Book Poster Image
age 13+
Inspiring story of teens who organized March for Our Lives.
By The Founders of March for Our Lives
(2018)
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The Complete Maus Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unforgettable graphic memoir of the Holocaust.
By Art Spiegelman
(2003)
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Black Wings Beating: The Skybound Saga, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing, violent, dark fantasy about twins on bird quest.
By Alex London
(2018)
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The Boneless Mercies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intense, gender-bent Beowulf tale is a riveting adventure.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2018)
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A Map of Days:  Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Creepy series installment adds lots of teen angst.
By Ransom Riggs
(2018)
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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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My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope Book Poster Image
age 13+
Heartbreaking, inspiring memoir of popular actress.
By Diane Guerrero, Erica Moroz
(2018)
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Hey, Kiddo Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Big-hearted memoir of rocky childhood with addicted mom.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2018)
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Bridge of Clay Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Expansive, touching saga of Aussie family's losses, loves.
By Markus Zusak
(2018)
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Wildcard: Warcross, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Emika steers cyberpunk thriller duology to exciting finish.
By Marie Lu
(2018)
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The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compassionate graphic novel account of refugees' struggle.
By Don Brown
(2018)
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