Book Reviews

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things Book Poster Image
age 13+
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
You Don't Know Me Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
By David Klass
(2005)
American Born Chinese Book Poster Image
age 13+
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
I Am the Cheese Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
By Robert Cormier
(1977)
After the First Death Book Poster Image
age 13+
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
By Robert Cormier
(1979)
Just Listen Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen angst and serious issues; best for mature teens.
By Sarah Dessen
(2006)
Audrey, Wait! Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Good lesson on fame's price, but iffy content, too.
By Robin Benway
(2008)
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)
Likely Story Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Light, soapy summer read about a teen soap writer.
By David Van Etten
(2008)
Sunrise Over Fallujah Book Poster Image
age 13+
Realistic, nonpolitical view of the war in Iraq.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2008)
Of Mice and Men Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Moving Depression-era story of friendship, loneliness, fate.
By John Steinbeck
(2002)
Animal Farm Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Classic satirical allegory about the abuse of power.
By George Orwell
(1945)
Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intimate, intense tale of soldier healing from brain injury.
By Harry Mazer, Peter Lerangis
(2012)
Romeo and Juliet Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Tragic teen love story stands the test of time.
By William Shakespeare
(2004)
You Look Different in Real Life Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gripping novel of kids filmed every five years for docu.
By Jennifer Castle
(2013)
Tumble & Fall Book Poster Image
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age 13+
End-of-the-world story doesn't live up to its premise.
By Alexandra Coutts
(2013)
The Tyrant's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poignant tale of a fictional dictator's teen daughter.
By J.C. Carleson
(2014)
The Last Time We Say Goodbye Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen's heartrending journey after brother's suicide.
By Cynthia Hand
(2015)
Daughter of Deep Silence Book Poster Image
age 13+
Suspend disbelief for this dishy, exciting revenge tale.
By Carrie Ryan
(2015)
Paperweight Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Beautifully written tale of teen with eating disorder.
By Meg Haston
(2015)

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