Book Reviews

Monster Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Provocative book about teen on trial for murder.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1999)
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All the Right Stuff Book Poster Image
age 13+
Challenging ideas, big issues buoy story of Harlem teen.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2012)
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Second Chance Summer Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen faces dad's death, former crush in beautiful story.
By Morgan Matson
(2012)
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To All The Boys I've Loved Before Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sassy sisters steal the show in well-told romantic read.
By Jenny Han
(2014)
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This One Summer Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Well-observed graphic novel charts transition to adolesence.
By Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki
(2014)
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One Book Poster Image
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One
age 13+
Beautiful, emotional free-verse novel about conjoined twins.
By Sarah Crossan
(2015)
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Lucky Strikes Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Crazy schemes, sweetness in funny, poignant Depression tale.
By Louis Bayard
(2016)
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I Am the Cheese Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
By Robert Cormier
(1977)
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After the First Death Book Poster Image
age 13+
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
By Robert Cormier
(1979)
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Shiva's Fire Book Poster Image
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age 13+
An introduction to India's complex social system.
By Suzanne Fisher Staples
(2000)
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That Was Then, This Is Now Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teenagers love the gritty realism of this novel.
By S. E. Hinton
(1971)
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Perfect Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Poignant read perfect for mom-teen girl book club.
By Natasha Friend
(2004)
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Just Listen Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen angst and serious issues; best for mature teens.
By Sarah Dessen
(2006)
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Split Screen: Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies / Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fun format adds creativity to gay-themed coming-of-age book.
By Brent Hartinger
(2007)
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Between Mom and Jo Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tender tale about a boy whose moms split up.
By Julie Anne Peters
(2008)
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Unfinished Portrait of Jessica Book Poster Image
age 13+
Highly realistic adolescent confusion.
By Richard Peck
(1991)
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November Blues Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
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The Breakup Bible Book Poster Image
age 13+
First-heartbreak story has good life lessons.
By Melissa Kantor
(2007)
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The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It Book Poster Image
age 13+
As smart, funny, and teen-centric as its title.
By Lisa Shanahan
(2007)
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Pretty Face Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Bellisimo book about body image, Italian style.
By Mary Hogan
(2008)
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