Book Reviews

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Equally violent prequel shows notorious dictator as a teen.
By Suzanne Collins
(2020)
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A Good Girl's Guide to Murder Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen detective "unsolves" murder in riveting thriller.
By Holly Jackson
(2020)
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Lovely War Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Poignant World War I romance weaves in jazz, Greek gods.
By Julie Berry
(2019)
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Two Can Keep a Secret Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen thriller is heavy on clichés, light on thrills.
By Karen M. McManus
(2019)
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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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War Storm: Red Queen, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Occasional thrills but mostly uneven fantasy finale.
By Victoria Aveyard
(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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Moxie Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Empowering story of girls standing up to sexual harassment.
By Jennifer Mathieu
(2017)
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The 57 Bus Book Poster Image
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age 13+
True story of teens' fateful encounter and its aftermath.
By Dashka Slater
(2017)
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Warcross, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Winning teen girl drives cyberpunk virtual reality thriller.
By Marie Lu
(2017)
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Eliza and Her Monsters Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fame and fandom collide with privacy in engaging tale.
By Francesca Zappia
(2017)
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Always and Forever, Lara Jean:  To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet finale to upbeat romance series.
By Jenny Han
(2017)
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The Hate U Give Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful story of police shooting of unarmed Black teen.
By Angie Thomas
(2017)
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King's Cage: Red Queen, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Author returns to form with nail-biting third installment.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2017)
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Caraval, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sisters escape abusive father to play dangerous magic game.
By Stephanie Garber
(2017)
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Carve the Mark Book Poster Image
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Twist-filled fantasy romance is occasionally dark, violent.
By Veronica Roth
(2017)
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Night Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Unforgettable memoir of teen who survived the Holocaust.
By Elie Wiesel
(1956)
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Salt to the Sea Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
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Winter: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Blockbuster finale to addictive sci-fi fairy-tale series.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
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Everything, Everything Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging journey of sick teen risking it all to truly live.
By Nicola Yoon
(2015)
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