Book Reviews

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age 13+
 
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
By Robert Cormier
(1977)
age 13+
 
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
age 13+
 
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
By David Klass
(2005)
age 13+
 
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
By Robert Cormier
(1979)
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age 13+
 
Teen angst and serious issues; best for mature teens.
By Sarah Dessen
(2006)
age 13+
 
Realistic, nonpolitical view of the war in Iraq.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2008)
age 13+
 
Intimate, intense tale of soldier healing from brain injury.
By Harry Mazer, Peter Lerangis
(2012)
age 13+
 
Gripping novel of kids filmed every five years for docu.
By Jennifer Castle
(2013)
age 13+
 
Poignant tale of a fictional dictator's teen daughter.
By J.C. Carleson
(2014)
age 13+
 
End of pants-swap series fits older teens best.
By Ann Brashares
(2007)
age 13+
 
Suspend disbelief for this dishy, exciting revenge tale.
By Carrie Ryan
(2015)
age 13+
 
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
age 13+
 
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
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age 13+
 
Good lesson on fame's price, but iffy content, too.
By Robin Benway
(2008)
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age 13+
 
Light, soapy summer read about a teen soap writer.
By David Van Etten
(2008)
age 13+
 
Angsty, suspenseful sequel is less socially conscious.
By Catherine Linka
(2015)
age 13+
 
Fast-moving pulp fiction.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1995)
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age 13+
 
End-of-the-world story doesn't live up to its premise.
By Alexandra Coutts
(2013)