Book Reviews

age 13+
 
Less mystery, more romance as Hitler consolidates power.
By Anne Blankman
(2015)
age 13+
 
Stylish mystery has black magic, romance in '20s London.
By Teri Brown
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Compelling tale of first love, violent fractured family.
By C.J. Flood
(2014)
age 13+
 
Compelling mystery offers intro, insight into Hitler's rise.
By Anne Blankman
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Searing account of teen D-Day soldier is powerful, gory.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)
age 13+
 
Intriguing tale of magician's true powers in '20s New York.
By Teri Brown
(2013)
age 13+
 
First in fun series is like a Downton Abbey for teens.
By Leila Rasheed
(2013)
age 13+
 
Zombies invade classic comedy of manners for laughs, groans.
By Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith
(2009)
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age 13+
 
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
age 13+
 
Tantalizing mix of historical romance, supernatural epic.
By Philippa Gregory
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Moving fictional diaries of Russia's last four tsarinas.
By Sarah Miller
(2011)
age 13+
 
Harrowing fictionalization of the war in Kosovo.
By Katherine Paterson
(2009)
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age 13+
 
Lyrical but realistic; teens may need Irish history lesson.
By Siobhan Dowd
(2008)
age 13+
 
Engrossing read with strong 17th-century heroine.
By Katherine Sturtevant
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Powerful testament to humanity in Nazi Germany.
By Markus Zusak
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Makes history exciting for teens.
By Ann Rinaldi
(1996)
age 13+
 
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
age 13+
 
A preposterous but entertaining yarn.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1996)
age 13+
 
Fascinating, graphic look at Salem witch trials.
By Kathryn Lasky
(1994)
age 13+
 
Decent historical fiction for fans.
By Ann Rinaldi
(1995)

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