Book Reviews

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13
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Poignant tale of a fictional dictator's teen daughter.
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By J.C. Carleson
(2014)
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13
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End-of-the-world story doesn't live up to its premise.
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By Alexandra Coutts
(2013)
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13
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Gripping novel of kids filmed every five years for docu.
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By Jennifer Castle
(2013)
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13
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Intimate, intense tale of soldier healing from brain injury.
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By Harry Mazer, Peter Lerangis
(2012)
AGE
13
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Realistic, nonpolitical view of the war in Iraq.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2008)
AGE
13
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Light, soapy summer read about a teen soap writer.
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By David Van Etten
(2008)
AGE
13
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Good lesson on fame's price, but iffy content, too.
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By Robin Benway
(2008)
AGE
13
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Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
AGE
13
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First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
AGE
13
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End of pants-swap series fits older teens best.
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By Ann Brashares
(2007)
AGE
13
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Teen angst and serious issues; best for mature teens.
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By Sarah Dessen
(2006)
AGE
13
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Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
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By David Klass
(2005)
AGE
13
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Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
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By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
AGE
13
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Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
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By Robert Cormier
(1979)
AGE
13
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Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
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By Robert Cormier
(1977)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
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By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Fast-moving pulp fiction.
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By Caroline B. Cooney
(1995)